Thursday, January 3, 2019

Women and Politics . . . 330 Years Ago

Next Thursday, January 10, the Hudson Area Library History Room, in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the Study of Early New York History and the Gotham Center for New York City History, presents the latest in its Local History Speaker series: "How Their Poor Wives Do": The Role of Women in Late Seventeenth-Century New York Politics. The talk will be presented by David W. Voorhees, director of the Jacob Leisler Institute.

Widespread female violence against men is found in the records of the 1689 New York uprising popularly known as "Leisler's Rebellion." Indeed, women played a prominent role in the uprising. Voorhees' talk will explore this outburst of activism among New York women a generation after the English takeover of New Netherland.

The event takes place from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street. A question-and-answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. 

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