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Vanishing Ironworks of the Ramapos
The Story of the Forges, Furnaces, and Mines of the New Jersey–New York Border Area
James M. Ransom
The story of early iron mining and manufacturing, and what remains to be seen today, in the hills that cross the northeastern border of New Jersey into New York.



Upstate Travels
British Views of Nineteenth-Century New York
After the War of 1812, British travelers, intensely curious about the United States, poured across the Atlantic. Hundreds published their impressions. This book gathers 42 excerpts from accounts published between 1815 and 1845.



The Settlers
A Novel
E. R. Eastman
In this carefully researched historical novel, E. R. Eastman tells the story of the pioneers who settled "Genesee Country" of frontier New York in the early nineteenth century.



No Drums
A Novel
E. R. Eastman
No Drums takes readers into the homes and hearts of the individuals, families, and communities on the home front of the Civil War in Tioga County, New York.



Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery
John C. Hartsock
The connection between vintner, vine, and terroir as seen across the cycle of seasons in the Finger Lakes region of New York.



The Triangle Fire
Leon Stein
March 25, 2011, marks the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, in which 146 garment workers lost their lives. This centennial edition includes a new foreword, and a list of all the victims' names and addresses at the time of their deaths.



Rochdale Village
Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment in Integrated Housing
Peter Eisenstadt
The history of Rochdale Village in Queens, New York, once the world's largest housing coop, from its planning, to the civil rights demonstrations at its construction site in 1963, through the late 1970s, ending with a look at life in Rochdale today.



The Golden Age of Homespun
Jared van Wagenen
The Golden Age of Homespun chronicles the occupations, handicrafts, and traditions that defined rural life in upstate New York--and throughout much of America--in the first half of the nineteenth century.



The Nature of New York
An Environmental History of the Empire State
David Stradling
Stradling shows how New York's varied landscape and abundant resources have played a fundamental role in shaping the state's culture and economy. Simultaneously, he underscores the extent to which New Yorkers have changed the landscape of the state.



Castorland Journal
An Account of the Exploration and Settlement of New York State by French Émigrés in the Years 1793 to 1797
Simon Desjardins, Pierre Pharoux
The Castorland Journal is a diary, a travel narrative about early New York, a work of autobiography, and a narrative of a dramatic and complex period in American history. In 1792 Parisian businessmen and speculators established the New York Company...



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