America's First River The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley

ISBN-10: 0615308295
ISBN-13: 9780615308296
Edition: 2009
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Description: Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 9/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts, letters, and architecture; its role in the economic development of the nation; and its significant and ongoing contributions to American culture and history. This collection of essays brings together eighteen of the best essays from the Review’s first twenty-five years of publication. From natives and newcomers to twentieth-century leaders, the authors of these essays examine the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.

Preface
Introduction: Four Hundred Years of the Hudson River Valley
Natives & Newcomers
Dutch and Indians in the Hudson Valley: the early Period
The Algonquians in Context: the end of the spirituality of the natural World
Pro-Leislerian Farmers in early new York: A "Mad Rabble" or "Gentlemen standing Up for their Rights?"
From entrepreneurs to ornaments: the Livingston Women, 1679-1790
The American Revolution
The American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley: An overview
A suspected Loyalist in the Rural Hudson Valley: the Revolutionary War experience of Roeloff Josiah eltinge
Robert R. Livingston, Jr: the Reluctant Revolutionary
"The women in this place have risen in a mob": Women Rioters and the American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley
Social and Economic Change: 1790-1850
The Struggle to Build a Free African-American Community in Dutchess County, 1790-1820
From Merchant to Manufacturer: The Economics of Localism in Newburgh, New York, 1845-1900
The Hudson River Railroad and the Development of Irvington, New York, 1849-1860
Irish Immigrant Workers in Antebellum New York: The Experience of Domestic Servants at Van Buren's Lindenwald
Business Women in the "Land of Opportunity": First-and Second-Generation Immigrant Proprietresses in Albany, New York, 1880
Painters, Poets, and Writers
The "Prophetic Eye of Taste": Samuel F.B. Morse at Locust Grove
The Commerce of Art in the Nineteenth-Century Hudson Valley
The Moral Geography of Cooper's Miles Wallingford Novels
20th Century Leaders
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Father Divine, and the "Krum Elbow" Flurry
John Burroughs and the Hudson Valley
Contributors

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