You have to think a little before you realize they want to talk peace and get ready to fight.
– Crystal Eastman Benedict, chair of Woman’s Peace Party, in “Women Ridicule Security League,” The New York Times, June 6, 1915
The outbreak of World War I in Europe launched competing movements for “preparedness” and peace in the United States. Before 1917, the radical women of Greenwich Village primarily advocated for the latter. They were committed to the...Read More
What was life like for the Newsies of New York? Day to day these poor, often abandoned, sometimes immigrant children sold newspapers on New York City streets in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, trying to earn enough to pay for a bed for the night just to start again the next morning. But eventually, these boys (and sometimes girls) would change the course of history. In 1899 groups of Newsies banded together to strike against how Joseph...Read More
Thorough September 8, From Colony To Nation: 200 Years of American Painting at the New-York Historical Society
is displaying prized works from our collection, from portraits of the Gilded Age to landscapes of the Hudson River School. One such work is "The Truant Gamblers (Undutiful Boys)," by William Sydney Mount.
Commissioned by New York art collector Luman Reed (who reportedly paid $220 for the work), the painting depicts a group of young boys neglecting their farm duties...Read More
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