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Inheritance and Family Life in Colonial New York City
David E. Narrett
This book breaks new ground by offering the first detailed and systematic analysis of inheritance practices in New York City from the beginning of Dutch settlement in the 1620s to the onset of the American Revolution.



Keepers of the Revolution
New Yorkers at Work in the Early Republic



Nuclear Summer
The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment
Louise Krasniewicz



Traders and Gentlefolk
The Livingstons of New York, 1675-1790
Cynthia A. Kierner
Kierner vividly recreates the history of four generations of Livingstons and sheds new light on the development of both the elite ideology they represented and of the wider culture of early America.



Caribbean New York
Black Immigrants and the Politics of Race
Philip Kasinitz
Since 1965, West Indians have been emigrating to the United States in record numbers, and to New York City in particular. Caribbean New York shows how the new immigration is reshaping American race relations and sheds much-needed light on factors that...



Manhattan for Rent, 1785–1850
Elizabeth Blackmar
In this interesting and wide-ranging book, Elizabeth Blackmar investigates the development of New York City's housing market from colonial times to 1850. She discusses public officials, landowners, builders, renters and tenants, and the interplay...



Valley of Opportunity
Economic Culture along the Upper Susquehanna, 1700–1800
Peter C. Mancall
Valley of Opportunity recreates an age when Indians, colonists, and post-Revolutionary settlers embraced a similar dream: to create a successful economy in the rural hinterland of the middle colonies.



Bonds of Community
The Lives of Farm Women in Nineteenth-Century New York
Nancy Osterud
Women held a central place in long-settled rural communities like the Nanticoke Valley in upstate New York during the late nineteenth century. Their lives were limited by the bonds of kinship and labor, but farm women found strength in these bonds as...



Islands of Holiness
Rural Religion in Upstate New York, 1790–1860
Curtis D. Johnson
Through an examination of religious life in a typical northern rural locale—Cortland County, New York—from 1790 to 1860, Curtis D. Johnson adds to our understanding of the Second Great Awakening.



Public Property and Private Power
The Corporation of the City of New York in American Law, 1730–1870
Hendrik Hartog



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