For authors interested in distant historical places, libraries and archives become part of their creative process. Join a panel of scholars whose insights into early America will provide context and depth to the story of A Mercy, and how Toni Morrison may have researched the period that became the backdrop to her novel. Scott Stevens of The Newberry Library chairs a discussion with Sarah Pearsall of Oxford Brookes University and Eric Slauter from the University of Chicago.
Presented in partnership with Chicago Public Library.
Recorded on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at The Newberry Library.