The words of the Declaration of Independence are not the only aspect of the American Revolution that carry power. Visual and material objects from during and after the Revolution also carry power and meaning. Objects like monuments, uniforms, muskets, powder horns, and the horses’s tail – a remnant of a grand equestrian statue of King George III, which stood in New York City’s Bowling Green park.
This episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast investigates the history of revolutionary New York City and how New Yorkers came to their decisions to both install and tear down a statue to King George III, and what happened to this statue after it came down. [Read more…] about The Horse’s Tail: Revolution & Memory in Early New York City