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The Other New York
The American Revolution beyond New York City, 1763-1787
The Other New York
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Joseph S. Tiedemann - Editor
Eugene R. Fingerhut - Editor
SUNY series, An American Region: Studies in the Hudson Valley
Price: $60.00 
Hardcover - 258 pages
Release Date: March 2005
ISBN10: 0-7914-6371-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6371-0

Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 258 pages
Release Date: June 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6372-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6372-7

Price: $31.95 
Electronic - 258 pages
Release Date: February 2012
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-8368-8

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Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.

The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the Revolution and details the events leading up to the conflict, the battles and campaigns fought within the state, the hardships civilians experienced while creating new local governments and supplying the war effort, and postwar reconstruction efforts. It also chronicles the impact that the war had on the European Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans. These groups endured years of strife yet went on to create New York State.

“…a clearly written collection of essays that demonstrates how local populations embraced a broad movement, made it their own, and became a state in an emerging nation.” — American Historical Review

“Genealogists whose forebears lived in New York during the Revolution will be able to write a better family history for this period once they have read this book. In addition to the chapters on counties of interest, the editors’ introduction and conclusion should be required reading.” — The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The Other New York provides a useful synthesis of the events in the New York counties beyond Manhattan Island during the American Revolution, with appropriate emphasis on social, political, and economic matters rather than the more widely understood military history.” — Vermont History

"This is a wonderful collection on the forgotten theaters of the Revolutionary War. While New York City has been amply covered, there has never been so precise a coverage of the rural areas or of Albany. It will be of great value to scholars and/or teachers of the revolutionary period." — Graham Russell Hodges, author of Root and Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613–1863

"This book addresses an intriguing question—what happened outside of British-occupied New York City during the Revolution? The Other New York finally provides the experiences of the rural counties and shatters any remaining picture of those areas as some drowsy backwater, rather than places experiencing significant displacement and destruction." — Judith L. Van Buskirk, author of Generous Enemies: Patriots and Loyalists in Revolutionary New York

Contributors include Stefan Bielinski, Edwin G. Burrows, Eugene R. Fingerhut, Paul R. Huey, Jacob Judd, Phillip Papas, John G. Staudt, Joseph S. Tiedemann, Robert W. Venables, and Thomas S. Wermuth.

Joseph S. Tiedemann is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University and author of Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776. Eugene R. Fingerhut is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University at Los Angeles and author of Survivor: Cadwallader Colden II in Revolutionary America.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations


Joseph S. Tiedemann and Eugene R. Fingerhut

Part I: The Revolution in Downstate New York

1. Kings County
Edwin G. Burrows

2. Queens County
Joseph S. Tiedemann

3. Suffolk County
John G. Staudt

4. Richmond County, Staten Island
Phillip Papas

Part II: The Revolution in the Hudson Valley

5. Westchester County
Jacob Judd

6. The Central Hudson Valley: Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties
Thomas S. Wermuth

7. Albany County
Stefan Bielinski

Part III: The Revolution on the Frontier

8. Tryon County
Robert W. Venables

9. Charlotte County
Paul R. Huey

Joseph S. Tiedemann and Eugene R. Fingerhut

List of Contributors


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