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America's First River
America's First River (September 2009)
The History and Culture of the Hudson River Valley
Thomas S. Wermuth - Editor
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor

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, an...(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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