Women in New York City have a long history of taking to streets and stages to make their voices heard. The suffrage parades of the 1910s captured the attention of the city and helped convince men that women were engaged citizens who deserved the right to vote. This past weekend, 200,000 women and men again demanded a political voice right outside the doors of the New-York Historical Society.
Telling the Stories of Women on the March
The title of Ken Follett's new book about life during World War II, Winter of the World, is quite literal. "The triumph of Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union and Hitler's regime in Central Europe was a bloody tragedy for the human race. The keynote of that whole period was the struggle against the worst tyranny the world had ever known," he says. "The title Winter of the World perfectly captured the notion that my...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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