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Climate Change in the Adirondacks
The Path to Sustainability
Jerry Jenkins
Although global in scale, the impact of climate change will be felt at the local level. Refocusing our attention away from the ice shelves disintegrating in the Antarctic, the flooding of Pacific islands, and carbon inventories measured in billions of...



Lore of an Adirondack County
Edith E. Cutting
Edith E. Cutting provides an invaluable compilation of Adirondack folklore, from lumberjack songs to tall tales about drinking, hunting, and French Canadians. Also included are legends about hidden treasure, weather lore, stories about ghosts and witches.



Landlords and Farmers in the Hudson-Mohawk Region, 1790–1850
David Maldwyn Ellis
"Ellis has well chosen the Hudson, the Mohawk, and their tributaries for a study of agriculture in one of its periods of intensive development in the state of New York."—American Historical Review



New York Amish
Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State
Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
This book highlights the existence and diversity of Amish communities in New York State, drawing on twenty-five years of observation, participation, interviews, and archival research.



Letters of a Ticonderoga Farmer
Selections from the Correspondence of William H. Cook and His Wife with Their Son, Joseph Cook, 1851–1885
The letters collected here offer useful and charming insights into the social history of upstate New York, from economic and industrial developments to local politics and religious controversies, as well as human interest and considerable local color.



Indian Affairs in Colonial New York
The Seventeenth Century
Allen W. Trelease
"This is an important contribution to our knowledge of seventeenth-century New York, both in terms of its Dutch and English settlers and of its Algonquian and Iroquian Indian inhabitants, written with care and precision."—New England Quarterly



The Colony of New Netherland
A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America
Jaap Jacobs
The Dutch involvement in North America started after Henry Hudson, sailing under a Dutch flag in 1609, traveled up the river that would later bear his name. The Dutch control of the region was short-lived, but had profound effects on the Hudson Valley...



On the Irish Waterfront
The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
James T. Fisher
The real story of gangsters, politicians, longshoremen, union leaders, and Catholic priests that informed the classic 1954 film, On the Waterfront.



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...



Charles Evans Hughes
Politics and Reform in New York, 1905–1910
Robert F. Wesser
When Charles Evans Hughes defeated William Randolph Hearst for the governorship of New York in 1906, the New York State Republican Party was split between the remnants of the rural, conservative Platt political machine in Albany and the forces loyal...



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