Governors Island, situated right off Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel, has played an important part in New York's military history. During the American Revolution, canons on the island protected the East River. During the Civil War, Castle Williams and Fort Jay held Confederate prisoners of war. In 1966, it became a National Coast Guard base. And throughout, the island is covered with historic homes where military officers raised their families.
This summer, the New-York Historical Society’s Student Historians...Read More
On September 11, 2001, New York City was rocked to its core. But amidst the chaos, some people attempted to document that day and the days surrounding, so that future generations may understand what it was like, and learn. here is new york is a collection of almost 6,200 photographs from September 11, 2001 and the weeks following, a rotating selection of which is on view in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York...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
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