Before there were “pussy hats,” there were the women of Revolutionary-era America.
“We possess a Spirit that will not be conquered,” Abigail Adams wrote to her husband in September 1776, as the fight for independence raged. “If our Men are all drawn off and we should be attacked, you would find a Race of Amazons in America.”
This month, the female patriots are getting some new rooms of their own at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, which is opening a Center for Women’s History on the fourth floor of its building on Central Park West. First up on the agenda? Saving Washington
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