Post written by Eric Robinson.
Love it or hate it, the forlorn but determined group camped out at Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan thrust New York City back into the center of a national debate. Our city has long been considered a political outlier because of its progressive voting patterns and ability to weather recessions, all while negotiating the largest dichotomy between rich and poor in the country.
Occupy Wall Street has articulated the country’s economic woes through...Read More
Sometimes primary sources overturn history's misconceptions while at others they simply illustrate common knowledge. The latter is a task by a cache of records from the Richard Worsam Meade 2nd Papers in conveying the colorful life of a sailor.
The documents in question all cover the Civil War service of the USS San Jacinto, a screw frigate that enforced the Union blockade of the Confederacy. Among the material in Meade's Papers is a "Prisoner's Report", showing disciplinary...Read More
As we are now in holiday party season, it seems a good time to look back at previous holiday parties at N-YHS. Pictures in the N-YHS Archives show parties from the 1950's and 1960's that include dancing, plenty of drinking, and even smoking in the museum. Most of these pictures depict the staff inside what was the Port of New York Gallery on the first floor of the museum. The permanent exhibit was designed to...Read More
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