Handlin, Oscar, The Americans (Boston: Little, Brown, 1963), 114: "Select clubs (in the mid-18th century colonies) could only meet in the tavern, where every outsider curiously looked on." HOWEVER, Ben Franklin reports that his club after a while stopped meeting in "the Alehouse" and moved to "a little Room of Mr Grace's set apart for that Purpose" (Autobiography, Lemay 1371).
current Junto groups
this seems related to Open Space
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