Adams Lecture

Named in honor of John Adams, who served as Librarian of the Salem Athenæum from 1994-2005, the annual Adams Lecture is devoted to topics pertaining to American history with a focus on New England.


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Hon. Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
A Living Constitution, October 24, 2004

 

Adams_Fischer_sqDavid Hackett Fischer
The Leadership of George Washington,
April 11, 2006

 

Adams_Philbrick_sqNathaniel Philbrick
Mayflower: A Story of Courage,
Community, and War, April 12, 2007

Adams_Gaines_sqJames R. Gaines
For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions, April 15,2008


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Andrew Delbanco
Melville in His Time and Ours, April 17, 2009


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David Armitage
The Age of Revolutions and Constitutions:
The American Revolution in Global Perspective, November 2, 2010


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Sherry Turkle
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, April 21, 2011


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John R. Stilgoe
Just Looking Around: Visual Acuity as
the New Curriculum, April 24, 2012

Adams_MayaJasanoff_sqMaya Jasanoff
America’s Exiles: Loyalists of the
Revolution,
April 10, 2013


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John Stauffer
The Abolitionist Movement and Its Place
in History,
November 7, 2013


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Jay Winter
The First World War in Transnational Perspective, November 1, 2014

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