Libraries and their readers: reading group
- Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 13:00 – 14:30
- Location: Leeds Arts Humanities Research Institute
- Cost: Free
Part of the Sadler Seminar Series Shh! Encounters in the Unquiet Library.
To continue with our theme of libraries, readers and activism, Tom Wright (University of Sussex) will give a paper titled "New York’s Mercantile Library and the Astor Place Riot of 1849".
The Astor Place riot was a particularly violent episode in the history of New York and brought together class struggle, nativist hostility to immigrants and a personal grudge between two Shakespearean actors. Twenty two people were killed when the militia moved in to quell a riot that had, at its heart, the question of who was the better Macbeth - the Englishman Charles Macready, or American, Edwin Forrest.
All are welcome.
LHRI - Seminar Room 1