The Reading Revolutions
project was based on a collection of over 40 rare and first editions
from the Remnant Trust focused on the writers who have had great impact
on our ideas of science, government, and social standards. First editions of Aristotle, Plato, Newton, Galileo, Luther, Emerson, de Tocqueville, Hobbes, Locke,
Hume, Wollstonecraft, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Euclid, John Adams, Adam Smith, Confucius, Vattel, Malthus, Henry Mackenzie, and Thomas Paine's Common Sense among others are included in the collection. In connection with the Reading Revolutions project, a lecture series was arranged
at UMF. Lecture titles are linked to either a paper written by the author or a paper written based on their talk by a student or myself.
More photographs of the books and background information concerning the books or their authors are available
under the Alphabetical List.
Marilyn Shea, January 2006