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Research and Creativity in Toni Morrison’s "A Mercy"

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Research and Creativity in Toni Morrison’s "A Mercy"

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

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.

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Recorded on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at The Newberry Library.

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