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America's First River
The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley
America's First River
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Thomas S. Wermuth - Editor
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor
Price: $24.95 
Paperback - 260 pages
Release Date: September 2009
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-615-30829-6

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Summary

Examines the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.

Since its inception in 1984, The Hudson River Valley Review has taken an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to a region that has long been recognized for its role in American colonial history; its important contributions to American arts, letters, and architecture; its role in the economic development of the nation; and its significant and ongoing contributions to American culture and history. This collection of essays brings together eighteen of the best essays from the Review’s first twenty-five years of publication. From natives and newcomers to twentieth-century leaders, the authors of these essays examine the many facets of the Hudson’s rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.

Thomas S. Wermuth is Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Marist College and Director of the Hudson River Valley Institute. He is the author of Rip Van Winkle’s Neighbors: The Transformation of Rural Society in the Hudson River Valley, also published by SUNY Press. James M. Johnson is Military Historian of the Hudson River Valley and Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Institute. He is the author of Militiamen, Rangers, and Redcoats: The Military in Georgia, 1754–1776. Christopher Pryslopski is Program Director of the Hudson River Valley Institute.

Published in cooperation with the Hudson River Valley Institute.


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Table of Contents

Preface: Tara Sullivan

Introduction: Four Hundred Years of the Hudson River Valley
Thomas S. Wermuth & James M. Johnson

Natives & Newcomers

Dutch and Indians in the Hudson Valley: the early Period
Charles T. Gehring & William A. Starna

the Algonquians in Context: the end of the spirituality of the natural World
Vernon Benjamin

Pro-Leislerian Farmers in early new York: A “Mad Rabble” or “Gentlemen standing Up for their Rights?”
Firth Haring Fabend

From entrepreneurs to ornaments: the Livingston Women, 1679–1790
Cynthia Kierner

The American Revolution

the American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley: An overview
James M. Johnson and Thomas S. Wermuth

A suspected Loyalist in the Rural Hudson Valley: the Revolutionary War experience of Roeloff Josiah eltinge
Kenneth Shefsiek

Robert R. Livingston, Jr: the Reluctant Revolutionary
Claire Brandt

“the women in this place have risen in a mob”: Women Rioters and the American Revolution in the Hudson River Valley
Thomas S. Wermuth

Social and Economic Change: 1790–1850

The Struggle to Build a Free African-American Community in Dutchess County, 1790–1820
Michael Groth

From Merchant to Manufacturer: The Economics of Localism in Newburgh, New York, 1845–1900
Mark Carnes

The Hudson River Railroad and the Development of Irvington, New York, 1849–1860
Rohit T. Aggarwala

Irish Immigrant Workers in Antebellum New York: The Experience of Domestic Servants at Van Buren’s Lindenwald
Patricia West

Business Women in the “Land of Opportunity”: First-and Second-Generation Immigrant Proprietresses in Albany, New York, 1880
Susan Ingalls Lewis

Painters, Poets, and Writers

The “Prophetic Eye of Taste”: Samuel F.B. Morse at Locust Grove
Robert M. Toole

The Commerce of Art in the Nineteenth-Century Hudson Valley
Richard C. Wiles

The Moral Geography of Cooper’s Miles Wallingford Novels
Donald Ringe

20th Century Leaders

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Father Divine, and the “Krum Elbow” Flurry
Thomas W. Casey

John Burroughs and the Hudson Valley
Alfred Marks

Contributors


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