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Tasting Freedom
Murray Dubin, co-author of Tasting Freedom, was quoted in the August 16 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer in a story about the forthcoming Octavius Catto statue.

Boathouse Row
With slides and stories, author Dotty Brown reveals the surprising history of Boathouse Row at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, N.J. on Thurs. Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Free. RSVP: 609-822-1167 x 0.

Philadelphia: A Brief History
Roger Simon, author of Philadelphia: A Brief History, was interviewed about his book by WHYY's Newsworks. The segment aired August 16.

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Upon the Ruins of Liberty
Upon the Ruins of Liberty

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Sex and the Founding Fathers

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Red War on the Family

The Mutual Housing Experiment
The Mutual Housing Experiment

The New Freedom and the Radicals
The New Freedom and the Radicals

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Reimagining Courts

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