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The Uppity Women of Downtown New York

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February 12, 2013

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As New York grew in the 19th century, its reputation as sin city ballooned almost as fast as women’s skirts. Just living in such a volatile place could endanger a woman’s most precious possession: her reputation. Today, the search for women who tested boundaries and redefined roles turns up a passel of uppity gals whose bonnets and ribbons cannot hide their bold spirits. Hulser will lead a presentation of some fascinating personalities, including Nellie Bly and Emma Goldman, who have ties to Roosevelt Island.
Presented by Kathleen Hulser, Public Historian.

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