James talks about the Lyceum Movement that started with local speakers and then evolved into a speaking circuit that includes great orators including Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Notes and References:
Announcement for the Lyceum in the Nantucket Weekly Mirror on Saturday, April 17, 1852
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