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Hudson River Panorama
A Passage through Time
Hudson River Panorama
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Tammis K. Groft - Author
W. Douglas McCombs - Author
Ruth Greene-McNally - Author
Christine M. Miles - With a Foreword by
John R. Stilgoe - And an Essay by
Albany Institute of History and Art
Excelsior Editions
Price: $29.95 
Paperback - 144 pages
Release Date: November 2009
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3256-4

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Summary

Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Interior Design category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

Award-Winning Finalist in the Best Cover Design category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and its impact on the peoples and landscape of New York State.

The majestic power and rich history of the Hudson River are on unparalleled display in this beautifully illustrated volume. Hudson River Panorama commemorates Henry Hudson’s 1609 exploration of the river that bears his name, and tells the remarkable story of the people, events, and ideas that have shaped this magnificent region.

Featuring a foreword by Christine M. Miles, Director of the Albany Institute of History & Art; an essay by distinguished historian John R. Stilgoe; and hundreds of artworks, artifacts, and rare archival documents from the Institute’s renowned collections, Hudson River Panorama explores the river’s influential force on the region, including settlement, agricultural cultivation, industrial growth, tourism, and the cultural prominence of the region’s talented and creative artists, writers, architects, and landscape gardeners.

The book’s four major themes—natural history and environment; transportation; trade, commerce, and industry; and culture and symbol—connect the many agricultural, industrial, and cultural influences of this historic waterway. Hudson River Panorama presents a stimulating and enjoyable look at one of America’s great rivers and the people and history it helped to shape.

Tammis K. Groft is Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions at the Albany Institute of History & Art. She is the author of Cast with Style: Nineteenth Century Cast Iron Stoves from the Albany Area, Revised Edition and coeditor (with Mary Alice Mackay) of Albany Institute of History & Art: 200 Years of Collecting. W. Douglas McCombs is Curator of History at the Albany Institute of History & Art and editor of Horsing Around: 19th Century Cast-Iron Hitching Posts. Ruth Greene-McNally is former Research Curator for this project at the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Published in cooperation with the Albany Institute of History & Art


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Christine M. Miles

Acknowledgments
  
1. River Reach
John R. Stilgoe

2. Introduction

3. Natural History and Environment

4. Transportation

5. Trade, Commerce, and Industry

6. Culture and Symbol

7. Selected Bibliography

Index


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