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Books & American National Identity: NPR story

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

National Public Radio’s Lynn Neary spoke with Mark Dimunation, chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress, and curatorial committee member for The Library of Congress exhibit “Books That Shaped America.”

The exhibit includes over eighty titles – everything from Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe to The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, and represents titles that, in Dimunation’s words, “spark conversations about the significance of literature.”

Listen to the full story on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

Visit the Library of Congress exhibit “Books That Shaped America.”

Intrigued? Find many of these books and more in the UW Library Catalog.

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