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Jazz, Gin, Lock Picking and Culture!

I could hear the jazz horns before I even entered the building. The dark, rainy night only added to my excitement. As we entered into┬áthe Library of the General Society, we were greeted by smiling ladies, handing us keys tied to a maroon, satin ribbon, and cloth, muslin bags filled with lock picking supplies. The […]Read More

New York's Slave Past: The History and Archaeology of the

“New York City, 1741. A growing population of slaves and indentured white laborers had city authorities on edge. When a series of fires broke out in March and April, suspicion fell on a conspiracy of these lower classes. A white servant, with promise of freedom and a reward, implicated about a hundred blacks and whites […]Read More