Live From The Archives: Emma Lazarus' Red Notebook

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00 pm


Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00 pm

Emma Lazarus handwrote her work here in the mid-1880s, and while we typically turn to page 1 to study “The New Colossus,” this time we’ll turn to page 2 to study “Progress & Poverty.” Initially published in the New York Times, Lazarus wrote the poem after reading labor activist and journalist Henry George’s 526-page economic analysis, Progress & Poverty. Join Executive Director, Dr. Annie Polland and AJHS Director of Collections and Engagement, Melanie Meyers for a live show that draws on the perspectives of Professor Schor, historian Ed O’Donnell, author of Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age,  and others, as you discover more facets to Lazarus’s work.


The LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor

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