Jill Lepore: Jane Franklin’s Spectacles

THU, JAN 16, 2020 (1:10:02)

Historian Jill Lepore tells the story of Benjamin Franklin’s long-forgotten sister, Jane, and meditates on what it means to write history not from what can be found, but from what has been lost.

Presented by the American Repertory Theater and Revolutionary Spaces .

+ BIO: Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ‘41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and chair of Harvard’s History and Literature Program. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker . Her most recent book, New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan (Knopf, 2005), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History; winner of the New York City Book Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Award; and an ALA Notable Book. She is also co-author with Jane Kamensky of the novel, Blindspot (Spiegel and Grau, 2008). Photo courtesy of Nina Subin.

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