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Norm Dann Talks on the Gerrit Smith Family

October 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Norm Dann’s latest book is “The Gerrit and Ann Smith Family of Peterboro, New York Through a Century of Reform.” It is a synopsis of the five biographies he wrote on the members of that family (Peter Smith, Gerrit, Ann Greene, and Elizabeth). The first half of the book is a detailed treatment of The Reform Era – a prelude to prepare readers to understand the context in which the family lived; the second half examines how the Smiths navigated through the complex mix of reform issues, and how and why they dedicated themselves and their resources to such risky efforts as abolition and women’s rights.


October 19, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm