Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh : a bit of history with some pictures

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Noncirculating (1)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area PENNA r Z733.P61 C375 2009x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area
 
Call Number  PENNA r Z733.P61 C375 2009x
 
 
Summary
As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. As a speaker dedicated to expanding intellectual horizons and celebrating the value of skepticism, Ingersoll spoke frequently on such topics as atheism, freedom from the pressures of conformity, and the lives of philosophers who espoused such concepts. This collection of his most famous speeches includes the lectures: [ "The Gods" (1872) [ "Humboldt" (1869) [ "Thomas Paine" (1870) [ "Individuality" (1873) [ "Heretics and Heresies" (1874)
Additional Information
Subjects Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- History.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Pictorial works.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh -- Designs and plans.
Public libraries -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History.
Library buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Pictorial works.
Oakland (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Publisher [Charleston, S.C.?] :BiblioLife,2009
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Pittsburgh : Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1907.
Description 7 pages, 13 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781113257802
1113257806
Other Classic View