Byron C. Piatt
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Biography

His Work on Morals
TITLE:Byron C. Piatt.
PUBLISHED:The Central Printing & Engraving Company, 1917.
DESCRIPTION:4 p. : ports., col. ; 28 cm.
DIGITAL COLLECTION:Redpath Chautauqua Collection.
REPOSITORY:University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420 DIGITAL ID:http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/piattb/1

Promotional item about the pamphlet
Byron Piatt: Prophet of a New Era
COVER TITLE:Byron Piatt : the prophet of a new era.
PUBLISHED:1917.
DESCRIPTION:3 p. : ports. ; 28 cm.
DIGITAL COLLECTION:Redpath Chautauqua Collection.
REPOSITORY:University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420 DIGITAL ID:http://sdrcdata.lib.uiowa.edu/libsdrc/details.jsp?id=/piattb/2

South Bend(IN) Daily Times, Thursday, January 7, 1909, p.10. submitted by Liz Branstead

PIATT PROPHET OF NEW ERA
Noted Lecturer to Address Y.M.C.A. Men's Meeting-Sunday

Byron C. Piatt will give his great lecture upon "American Morals" at the Y.M.C.A. men's meeting at the Auditorium Sunday afternoon. It discusses the relation of industrial conditions to public morality, treating of American homes and propounding the question, "Are amusements the cause or result of a low standard of life?" He discusses in a most brilliant way the future of
the American home. The lecturer is called the prophet of the new era, being a descendant of John Piatt, an exiled French Protestant, who settled on the New England frontier over a century ago to escape religious persecution.

From the loins of this one man have sprung successive generations of soldiers, journalists, poets, preachers, farmers and business men. From one branch of the family alone came Col. A. Sanders Piatt, the general; John Piatt, the poet, and Donn Piatt, the journalist. During the civil war a score of these men from both sides of the Maxon and Dixon line met in battle
and fought against family and blood for a principle.

The mettle of the ancestral zealot has reappeared in the life and work of Byron C. Piatt. The key to the man is in the line he has chosen for himself from the poet Heine. Upon leaving college to enter the ministry he was drawn irrestibly into the thick of the social questions that are agitating the time.

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