Sure, silver is beautiful to look at. But there's a lot more to learn beneath that sparkle. Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York uncovers the stories behind the pieces, from the humble beginnings of a slave-made spoon to the ornate trophies of a corrupt political machine. In this two-part series, we speak with Curator Margi Hofer about some of her favorite stories, and why silver is so important to the history...Read More
On Tuesday, November 14, the New-York Historical Society hosted a discussion, “A Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.” This Frederick Douglass Council event featured Manisha Sinha as the guest speaker and Eric Foner as the moderator.
Manisha Sinha, a James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut, is the author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. She won the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, which named her...Read More
This week, we had the rare and exceptional honor of welcoming the 1217 Hereford Magna Carta to the New-York Historical Society! It is now on view—for one week only—through September 30 alongside watershed documents from America’s founding era. Although the “Great Charter” was written centuries before the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, the former undoubtedly influenced the latter.
American patriot leaders drew from a variety of sources when crafting the revolutionary writ and the...Read More
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