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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...



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...



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