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
Today is the anniversary of the colony of New Amsterdam officially becoming New York, when the Dutch ceded control to the British. But Dutch influence on New York, and on America, is longstanding--Dutch values of tolerance and freedom of religion are things Americans hold dear (in 1597 The Netherlands established “no one shall be persecuted or investigated because of his religion"). But Dutch culture made its way into our language as well.
This dictionary, currently on display...Read More
The leader of the second-generation Hudson River School painters, Asher Durand (1796–1886), believed in the therapeutic power of Nature. Durand’s empiricism and dedication to Nature are evident in the New-York Historical Society’s ten sketchbooks (two of which are fragments of disassembled sketchbooks, recently digitally reassembled), 310 drawings, and 79 paintings. These works are joined by an extensive trove of objects, documents, and prints that together make up the largest holding of Durand material in the...Read More
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