AUTHOR TALK: WENDY WOLOSON
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Wendy Woloson will lead off the fall series with a talk based on her book, Crap: A History of Cheap Stuff in America. She tells the history of “crap” by exploring its many categories: gadgets, knickknacks, novelty goods, mass-produced collectibles, giftware, variety store merchandise. Her book takes seriously the history of objects that are often easy to dismiss: things not made to last; things we don't really need; things we often don't even really want. Woloson does not mock these ordinary, possessions but seeks to understand them as a way to understand ourselves. Crap was a finalist for the Hagley Prize of the Business History Conference and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Wendy A. Woloson is associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden and the author In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression. Woloson previously participated in the Hagley History Hangout series.
Author talks take place in Hagley’s Soda House Auditorium, starting at 7 pm promptly. Seating is limited and advance (free) registration is required. Please email any questions to Carol Lockman, clockman@Hagley.org.
Hagley is delighted to offer exclusive yoga classes with teacher Mary Currie for our members at the Household and above levels. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Kevin Bunch is a writer and communications specialist for the International Joint Commission and an independent researcher of video game history, centered his research at Hagley on RCA in the 1970s
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