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Colonial New York A History

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ISBN-10: 0195107799

ISBN-13: 9780195107791

Edition: 1996

Authors: Michael G. Kammen

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Today, New York stands as the capital of American culture, business, and cosmopolitanism. Its size, influence, and multicultural composition mark it as a corner-stone of our country. The rich and varied history of early New York would seem to present a fertile topic for investigation to those interested colonial America. Yet, there has never been a modern history of old New York--until this lively and detailed account by Michael Kammen. Gracefully written and comprehensive in scope, Colonial New York includes all of the political, social, economic, cultural, and religious aspects of New York's formative centuries. Social and ethnic diversity have always been characteristic of New York,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Michael Gedaliah Kammen was born in Rochester, New York on October 25, 1936. He received a bachelor's degree in history from George Washington University and master's and doctoral degrees in history from Harvard University. He was a professor of American history and culture at Cornell University since 1965. He wrote numerous books including A Season of Youth, A Machine That Would Go of Itself, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture, Visual Shock, and Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials. He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for history for People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization. He died on…    

Editor's Introduction
Carracks and Canoes
Commerce and Colonization
The Stamp of Peter Stuyvesant
The Anglo-Dutch Proprietary
Politics and the Perils of Instability
Anglicization and Social Change
Economic Growth and Problems of Intergroup Relations
Political Changes and Constitutional Challenges
Sects and the State in a Secular Society
A Utilitarian Culture and the Uses of Leisure
Expansion, Urbanization, and the Problem of Community
War, Trade, and Empire
"Liberty and Property": From Resistance to Independence