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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...



Chapters of Erie
Henry Adams, Charles Francis Adams
Chapters of Erie is a classic account of ruthless business practices in nineteenth-century America—in particular, Jay Gould and James Fisk's successful effort to gain control of the Erie Railroad in 1868 and subsequent attempt to corner the American...



The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State
Both an indispensable scientific work and a beautiful collection of art, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State documents and illustrates the current distribution of breeding birds within the state and the significant change in bird...



Reluctant Revolutionaries
New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776
Joseph S. Tiedemann
The question of why New Yorkers were such reluctant revolutionaries has long bedeviled historians. In an innovative study of New York City between 1763 and 1776, Joseph S. Tiedemann explains how conscientiously residents labored to build a consensus...



Taxi!
Cabs and Capitalism in New York City
Biju Mathew
"Mathew, as a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has a unique perspective on the plight of immigrant taxi drivers. . . . Mathew explores the history of New York's taxicab industry, which has been in a cycle of...



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