Book Discussion with Howard Mansfield
November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Howard Mansfield is guest author at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6pm. He will read from his new book Chasing Eden (released October 12) and discuss its connection to local history.
We are offering this event in a hybrid format:
In-person Event: Space is limited to 50 attendees. Please register now to reserve your spot. Click here to register
Online Zoom Event: Please register now to reserve your spot. Click here to register for the online event
Chasing Eden is about the seekers all around us, about Americans seeking their Promised Land, their utopia out on the horizon — which by definition, is ever receding before us. In Chasing Eden we meet a gathering of Americans – the Shakers in the twilight of their utopia; the Wampanoags confronting the Pilgrims; the God-besotted landscape painters who taught Americans that in wilderness was Eden; and 40,000 Africans newly freed from slavery granted 40 acres and a mule – only to be swiftly dispossessed. These and other seekers were on the road to find out, all united by their longing to find in America “a revolution of the spirit.”