Get to know the Academic Year 2012-13 Student Historians at the New-York Historical Society by watching this short video! We are excited to have them here conducting research on our vast museum & library collection. They will be sharing bits of their research and experience on this blog over the next few months… stay tuned!
In 1860, the Democratic nature of the large immigrant community & the City’s mercantile interests were pro-Southern and even pro-slavery. Historian Leslie M. Harris, associate professor of history at Emory University, noted: “From the time of Lincoln’s election in 1860, the Democratic Party had warned New York’s Irish and German residents to prepare for the emancipation of slaves and the resultant labor competition when southern blacks would supposedly flee North.” New York seemed opposed to...Read More
By Randolph Higgins and Hannah Feldman
A little less than 240 years ago, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. With the completion of this document, the fight for American Independence had officially begun. Nearly 13 years later, the new country laid out a new system of laws and guiding principles for itself: the Constitution.
There were only five men who were present for both of these historic events. These men were among America’s first overachievers....Read More
This week was really interesting, because our research took us outside of the museum, and into the field. We visited Five Pointz in Long Island City, a warehouse in which graffiti artists are allowed to do their work on the outside of their wall (with prior approval, of course). Inside, there are rent-controlled studios for artists to do their work. While we were there, we observed various artists working on the walls, which was a...Read More
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