The last three episodes of this season are dedicated to Henry Clapp, Jr., who was a writer, publisher and activists that moved in circles with William Loyd Garrison, Walt Whitman and other historical figure. He lived large and made a big splash wherever he went but has been mostly lost to history...Until now.
In part one, James explains Clapp's early life and his foray into political activism where impressed some and angered others.
Sources and references:
CLICK HERE to read the full review of “The True Aim of Life”, Inquirer & Mirror, Dec. 18, 1841”
CLICK HERE to see the map of Nantucket by William Coffin and published by Henry Clapp Sr. in 1834.
This has been a production of the Nantucket Atheneum.
It was hosted and edited by Janet Forest. Special thanks to Reference Library Associate James Greider for his knowledge and research. Newspaper announcement voiced by Andrew Cromartie.
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