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Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution
The Holland Land Purchase
Charles E. Brooks
In Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution, Charles E. Brooks explains how the Holland Land Purchase—in which the Holland Land Company purchased 3.3 million acres of land in western New York State—contributed to the development of a frontier region.



The Future of Us All
Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City
Roger Sanjek
Before the next century is out, Americans of African, Asian, and Latin American ancestry will outnumber those of European origin. In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the 1970s, and the area's...



Ginseng and Aspirin
Health Care Alternatives for Aging Chinese in New York
Zibin Guo
Navigating the maze of modern American health care is rarely easy; those who enter it are confronted with a dizzying array of specialists, practitioners, and clinics from which to choose, and are forced to make decisions regarding drugs and treatments...



Glories of the Hudson
Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Olana
Evelyn D. Trebilcock, Valerie A. Balint
"The site is the result of a careful study of the river-banks, and commands so many views of varied beauty, that all the glories of the Hudson may be said to circle it."—H. W. French, Art and Artists in Connecticut, 1879 In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed...



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.



Hispanas de Queens
Latino Panethnicity in a New York City Neighborhood
Milagros Ricourt, Ruby Danta
What happens when persons of several Latin American national groups reside in the same neighborhood— Milagros Ricourt and Ruby Danta consider the stories of women of different nationalities—Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Puerto...



The History of the Five Indian Nations
Cadwallader Colden
A contemporary account of the religion, manners, customs, laws and forms of government of the Iroquois confederacy of tribes comprising the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas.



The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America
A Critical Edition
Cadwallader Colden
The new Critical Edition of The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York features materials not previously included. Essays by John M. Dixon and Karim M. Tiro place Colden's work in historical and cultural context.



Holland on the Hudson
An Economic and Social History of Dutch New York
Oliver A. Rink
Holland on the Hudson traces the history of New Netherland from Henry Hudson's exploration of the region in 1609 to the surrender of the Dutch colony to an English fleet in 1664. Oliver A. Rink's approach is both narrative an analytic as he describes...



Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz
Matilda Rabinowitz’s illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social...



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