New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Embarrassing Defeat’ at Battle of Brooklyn

August 29, 2016
There are certain challenges in setting up an exhibition that takes a deep dive into one of the most crushing military defeats — and the pivotal retreat—in U.S. history. It can be difficult to get crowds interested in coming to see "a story of American defeat," said Valerie Paley, chief historian at the New-York Historical Society. Read more…
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