Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Three new articles on our website this week

"A Jewish Cinderella" by Edward Allan Brawley describes the life and work of Rose Pastor, a poor immigrant cigar factory worker from Poland, who married Graham Phelps Stokes, the son of one of the wealthiest men in New York. The couple met at the University Settlement House on Rivington Street in New York City and, having joined the Socialist Party in 1906, they worked together on behalf of the poor for ten years until their differing views on how that should be done began to drive them apart.

"Francis Marion Parrish" by Wayne Parrish tells of his ggg-grandfather as one of a handful of confederate soldiers who survived the war, but were too ill to be released at the war's end. Those few were removed when the Elmira Prison Camp closed to a military hospital, and he died on June 17, 1865.

"The Model Prison of the World - The Albany County Penetentiary And 19th Century Prison Reform by Dr. Robert G. Waite, a historian based in Shushan, New York. He earned a PhD in history from SUNY Binghamton and specializes in the history of law enforcement and crime. Currently, he is affiliated with the Memorial Site for German Resistance in Berlin, Germany

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