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First Fridays Online – December
December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We’re still here! Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes.
The event is free. Please make a reservation to receive instructions for connecting via Zoom.
‘Join or Die: Political Cartoons in the Age of Revolution’
Presented by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library
Political satire is a long-held tradition in Western culture; this certainly was true in the late-17th and 18th centuries, when peoples around the Atlantic World sought to throw off the yokes of oppression. Join Marguerite Ragnow, curator of the James Ford Bell Library, as she discusses the context for these often cryptic cartoons, many of which coincide with examinations of the economic “bubbles” experienced in the 1720s highlighted by the Bell’s digital exhibition: “The Panics & Plagues of 1720: A View from 2020” and related programming at the U of M, the Newberry Library, and the New York Public Library.
What: First Fridays Online – December
When: Friday, December 4, noon to 1 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST)
Where: Online event.