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Rediscovering the Women's Voices Lost to History

  • Albany Institute of History & Art 125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY, 12210 United States (map)

Join bestselling novelist Susan Holloway Scott as she discusses how she tells the stories of women whose own voices are absent from the historical record. Her two most recent historical novels feature heroines who were part of the extended Albany world of the Schuyler sisters: Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (I, ELIZA HAMILTON) was one of the famous sisters herself, yet the loss of her personal letters and papers relating to her marriage Alexander Hamilton made her a literal "silent partner." Mary Emmons (THE SECRET WIFE OF AARON BURR) was at the opposite end of 18thc society as an enslaved servant in the household of Theodosia and Aaron Burr - and later the mother of two of Burr's children. Learn more about these two fascinating women and how Ms. Scott recreated their lives and worlds. Booksigning to follow.

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