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The Hudson River in Literature
The Hudson River in Literature (June 1980)
An Anthology
Arthur G. Adams - Editor

This lovingly prepared anthology contains an abundance of poems and excerpts from novels and essays describing the Hudson River, work and travel on it, and life alongside it before the twentieth century. Some of these documents are the creations of well-known writers such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman. Others were written by lesser-known writers whose work has long been ou...(Read More)
The Jarring Interests
The Jarring Interests (January 1979)
New York's Boundary Makers, 1664-1776
Philip J. Schwarz - Author

Examines the process by which most of New York’s modern boundaries were created.

Focusing on the men who fought, schemed, argued, petitioned, and maneuvered at all levels of government to resolve the intercolonial disputes over land in America, the author analyzes the tangled webs of interest involved in the conflicts. These controversies are seen to necessitate the use of all available legal and political ...(Read More)
Reformers in Search of Yesterday
Reformers in Search of Yesterday (June 1976)
Buffalo in the 1890's
Brenda K. Shelton - Author

Reform movements in Buffalo during the 1890s are described in terms of the way the city’s traditional leaders responded to the forces of industrialization, urbanization, and immigration. Thorough documentation provides the reader with details of the diverse ways that prominent Buffalonians tried to solve their contemporary problems.
Ideals and Politics
Ideals and Politics (June 1973)
New York Intellectuals and Liberal Democracy, 1820-1880
Edward K. Spann - Author

Ideals and Politics is a group biography that examines the shifting personal, moral, and intellectual relationships of several prominent Americans from 1820 to 1880. It considers the divergent social visions of William Cullen Bryant, James Fenimore Cooper, William Leggett, Gulian C. Verplanck, Parke Goodwin, and members of the Sedgwick family in an effort to understand various attitudes within a basic liberal democratic ideology, amid the...(Read More)
Nineteenth-Century Houses in Western New York
Nineteenth-Century Houses in Western New York (June 1966)
Jewel H. Conover - Author

The author confesses that she became interested in doing this pictorial study just because she likes nineteenth century architecture. And for this very reason she has composed a scholarly appreciation, rather than a cumbersome technical analysis, that all can read with enjoyment, whatever one's acquaintance with the formal study of architecture. In the introductory chapters she recounts the history of the region and the economic and social back...(Read More)
The Chautauqua Movement
The Chautauqua Movement (June 1961)
An Episode in the Continuing American Revolution
Joseph E. Gould - Author

From its inception in 1874 down to the close of World War I, the widespread popularity of the Chautauqua movement constituted one of the most dramatic episodes in the history of American adult education.

Started by two Ohio men as a summer camp or assembly to train Sunday school teachers in pleasant surroundings on Lake Chautauqua in Western New York, the project grew to university proportions on its home grounds and during ...(Read More)
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