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Air America Exhibition

Presented by The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University - John Carter Brown Library, Providence RI

May 02 2016
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Jul 29 2016
Air America Exhibition

Though it is mostly invisible to us, we need air. (Please remember to breathe as you read this.) Necessary to life, hard to grasp, air became a powerful metaphor and an actual source of power for life in the new world. Europeans used the wind to get to America, then worried that its air was bad for them (mal-aria). Hurricanes and other tempests of wind threatened lives and properties. Indian, European, and African peoples of the Americas played and sang musical airs, even operatic arias.

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