Immigrant, Radical, and Notorious Women of Washington Square at Joyce Gold History Tours of NY
212-242-5762 www.joycegoldhistorytours.com $18 per person, $15 seniors
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The Uprising of the 20,000 and "The Fire That Changed America" — from factory workers to aristocrats — remarkable women left their imprints on this neighborhood and beyond. In few other places on earth have so many notable women lived and achieved. For the last 150 years, it has seen an unparalleled variety of women — working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant — Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Wharton, Louisa May Alcott, Lila Acheson Wallace, Paulette Goddard, Emily Roebling, Bella Abzug, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Ida Tarbell, and Emily Post. Highlights of the tour — literary, art, and theatre iconoclasts: The salon of Mable Dodge, a center of WW I-era activism The tragedy of the Triangle fire and its role in the labor movement The Suffrage Movement