September 13, 2017

HSP Hosts Book Talks At Updike Farm

The Historical Fiction Book Group, where scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional local and regional context of selected books, will be meeting in the historic barn at the Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road.

The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. September 20 when the subject will be Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, with Mekala Audain, professor of 19th century U.S. history and African-American history at The College of New Jersey.

On November 15, there will be a discussion of Gore Vidal’s Burr with Paul Clemens, professor of history at Rutgers University.

The meetings are co-sponsored with the Princeton Public Library, and presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.