In today's installment of our Black History Month celebration, we’ll be exploring Harlem. The first wave of African Americans landed in Harlem after World War I, when hundreds of thousands left the Jim Crow South in search of safety and opportunity. In 1914, only 50,000 blacks lived in Harlem, but by 1930, almost 205,000 had moved to the Big Apple, the majority settling north of Central Park.
Their arrival sparked an artistic movement that we now call the...Read More
Revolutionary War hero, treasury secretary, founder of the Bank of New York, architect of America’s financial system—Alexander Hamilton’s accomplishments are too numerous to list. In his lifetime of just 47 years, Hamilton helped secure America’s freedom and shaped the contours of the young republic in its earliest days.
The Bank of New York (now BNY Mellon), founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, just launched Charting Progress Over Time on its website, which highlights Hamilton's legacy and the Hamilton...Read More
British-born Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, and 2014 recipient of the New-York Historical American History Book Prize Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy fearlessly tackles centuries-old stereotypes surrounding the American Revolution in his upcoming talk at the New-York Historical Society on February 21.
In your most recent book, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire,...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024