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Beverwijck
Beverwijck (October 2003)
A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664
Janny Venema - Author

2004 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives presented by the Board of Regents and the New York State Archives

Paints a detailed picture of everyday life in an early American community.

Beverwijck
explores the rich history and Dutch heritage of one of North America's oldest cities—Albany, New York. Drawing on documents tran...(Read More)

 
 
Subdued by the Sword
Subdued by the Sword (October 2003)
A Line Officer in the 121st New York Volunteers
James M. Greiner - Author

Presents the life of Captain John S. Kidder during the Civil War, as told through letters to his wife, Harriet, at home in rural New York.

Drawing on previously unpublished letters written by John S. Kidder to his wife, Harriet, during the Civil War, James M. Greiner recounts the triumphs and tragedies endured by one New York family. Kidder, a carriage maker living in the rural village of Laurens, responded to Preside...(Read More)
 
 
Calling Down Fire
Calling Down Fire (February 2003)
Charles Grandison Finney and Revivalism in Jefferson County, New York, 1800-1840
Marianne Perciaccante - Author

Explores how the agrarian setting of Jefferson County, New York, influenced the revival methods of Charles Grandison Finney, with implications for the study of revivalism more generally.

Calling Down Fire examines the social and cultural influence of Jefferson County, New York, an isolated, agrarian setting, on the formation of Charles Grandison Finney’s theology and revival methods. Finney, who later became presi...(Read More)
 
 
Mighty Change, Tall Within
Mighty Change, Tall Within (February 2003)
Black Identity in the Hudson Valley
Myra B. Young Armstead - Editor

A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Using New York State's Hudson Valley as a backdrop, this book provides a regional perspective on black identity from the colonial period to the present. Through racialized struggles and varying experiences of black residents, a black presence in the region has persisted. Factors such as religious structures and...(Read More)
 
 
In Gotham's Shadow
In Gotham's Shadow (January 2003)
Globalization and Community Change in Central New York
Alexander R. Thomas - Author

Examines the effects of globalization on three New York communities—Utica, Cooperstown, and Hartwick.

In what may be the first explicitly comparative study of the effects of globalization on metropolitan and rural communities, In Gotham's Shadow examines how three central New York communities struggled over the last half century to survive in a global economy that seems to have forgotten them. Utica, formerl...(Read More)
 
 
Richard Callner
Richard Callner (January 2003)
50 Year Retrospective
Albany Institute of History and Art - Author

Career retrospective of modernist Albany painter Richard Callner.

Luminescent and evocative, the art of Albany, New York, painter Richard Callner offers a distinctive yet constantly changing perspective on modern painting. Born in Lithuania in 1927, Callner grew up in Chicago. He credits his early visits to the Field Museum of Natural History as having a strong influence on his early monster paintings. At ...(Read More)

 
 
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2 (January 2003)
African American Women Community Builders of Western New York
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Author and editor
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Author and editor

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York State.

For generations, African American women have served as vibrant community builders and strong leaders across the United States. The second in an acclaimed series of biographical sketches, Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2 illuminates the lives of one hundred more women community leaders in the northeastern United States. Barb...(Read More)
 
 
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1 (January 2002)
African American Women Community Builders of Western New York
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Author and editor
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Author and editor

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York State.

For generations, African American women have served as community builders and leaders across the United States. This unique volume showcases the lives of one hundred of these community leaders in the northeastern United States. Peggy Brooks-Bertram and Barbara A. Seals Nevergold tell movingly of the lives, accomplishments, and challenges of ...(Read More)
 
 
Linked Arms
Linked Arms (November 2001)
A Rural Community Resists Nuclear Waste
Thomas V. Peterson - Author

Shows how a rural group used civil disobedience to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority, preventing the building of a nuclear dump in western New York.

Through character development, snappy dialogue, and vivid scenes, Linked Arms tells the story of a rural people's successful struggle to keep a major nuclear dump out of Allegany County in western New York. Five times over a twelve-month period hund...(Read More)
 
 
Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors
Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors (October 2001)
The Transformation of Rural Society in the Hudson River Valley, 1720-1850
Thomas S. Wermuth - Author

Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.

Although Rip Van Winkle was a fictional character, his community in the mid-Hudson Valley of New York State was very real. Thomas S. Wermuth's book shows that the popular view of Hudson Valley farmers as self-sufficient, independent, and free of governmental authority is as fictional as the character ...(Read More)
 
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