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Exhibit at New-York Historical Society highlights early U.S. women

The best-known figures of the American revolutionary era disagreed on many things, but they had one key attribute in common: They were all men.

An exhibit opening Wednesday on International Women's Day at the New-York Historical Society aims to provide a more complete picture of the heroes of the country's earliest years.

"A lot of history books focused on the Founding Fathers, and the women were left in the margins," said Valerie Paley, curator of the "Saving Washington" exhibit. "W

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