Behind the HiSTORY with Karen Q
Hercules Mulligan Son of Liberty, Tailor and Spy Thanks to the popularity of the “Hamilton” musical, Hercules Mulligan is a household name. I completely enjoyed his portrayal on the stage! But who was the real Hercules Mulligan? Let’s take a look. Background and Family Mulligan was six years old when he arrived in New York.. read more →
The Times are Dreadful, Dismal, Doleful, Dolorous and Dollar-less! Today, March 22, is the anniversary of the Stamp Act. It was a tax on the use of paper in the colonies and passed by Parliament in 1765. England was in debt from the French and Indian War (Seven Years War to our friends in the.. read more →
Freedom of the Press: The Trial of John Peter Zenger We’re hearing a lot these days about freedom of the press. But where did the idea come from? How did it become a cornerstone of American freedom? Well, crazy as it sounds, it all started with a financial dispute, a corrupt governor, a bunch of.. read more →
In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day holiday, I thought I’d share with you a few inspirational love stories during the American Revolution: John and Sarah (Livingston) Jay, Alexander and Elizabeth (Schuyler) Hamilton and Aaron and Thodosia (Bartow) Burr. Because of the roles the men played in the founding of our nation they often spent.. read more →
Symbols of Freedom in Early NYC A walk through the historic streets of Lower Manhattan uncovers many symbols illustrating the early history of the city and the celebration of freedom after the Revolutionary War. Some are in plain sight and others a little harder to find. Some are right in front of us but we.. read more →
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