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Canal Legacy - historic architecture and life along the Erie Canal.
Legend in the Making: The New York Yankees in
1939 by Richard J. Tofel
A Photographic History - online version of a book by Peter Laskaris.
The Town: Cityscapes of New York Paintings from the Museum of the City
of New York
SIR WILLIAM JOHNSON PAPERS (CD
AVAILABLE FROM NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY
Twenty volumes of papers and correspondence of Sir William Johnson
have been released in a revised second edition digital CD format by the
New York State Library. The papers are part of the collections of the
New York State Library.
Johnson was British Superintendent of Indian Affairs in New York from
1755 through 1774. He is best remembered for his diplomatic achievements
among the various Native American tribes and as a military leader during
the French and Indian War. This set of primary documents dating from
1738 to 1808 provides a fascinating glimpse into the pre-Revolutionary
interactions among the British, French, and Iroquois empires.
The Sir William Johnson Papers were originally published in 14
volumes of print, including a general index, from 1921 to 1965. Valuable
for colonial research, the earliest six volumes have been out-of-print
for years. The newly released CD is a revised and expanded second
edition of an earlier CD released in 2007. It includes the complete 14
volume set along with the “Calendar of the Sir William Johnson
manuscripts in the New York State Library” compiled by Richard E. Day in
1909. The CD also features several enhancements, including: more than
100 newly digitized illustrations from the New York State Library
collections; dozens of new color digital photographs of locations and
scenes from the Mohawk Valley and Lake George appropriate to Johnson’s
legacy, including Johnson Hall and Fort Johnson; improved accuracy of
scans to nearly 98%; electronic indexing allowing simultaneous searching
of the entire collection; and bibliographic consistency in volume and
page numbering with printed volumes.
The CD is available from the New York State Library for $20. To
purchase a copy, contact Aimee Pelton in Documents and Digital
Collections via phone at (518) 474-7492 or email at
Dutch-Munsee Encounter in America: The
Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson
By Paul Otto
Employing a frontier framework, this book traces intercultural relations
in the lower Hudson River valley of early seventeenth-century New
Netherland. It explores the interaction between the Dutch and the Munsee
Indians and considers how they, and individuals within each group,
interacted, focusing in particular on how the changing colonial
landscape affected their cultural encounter and Munsee cultural
development. At each stage of European colonization—first contact,
trade, and settlement—the Munsees faced evolving and changing
challenges. Understanding culture in terms of worldview and societal
structures, this volume identifies ways in which Munsee society changed
in an effort to adjust to the new intercultural relations and looks at
the ways the Munsees maintained aspects of their own culture and
resisted any imposition of Dutch societal structures and sovereignty
over them. In addition, the book includes a suggestive afterword in
which the author applies his frontier framework to Dutch-indigenous
relations in the Cape colony.
About the Author:
Paul Otto is Associate Professor of History at George Fox University in
Newberg, Oregon where he teaches early American, Latin American, and
southern African history. He earned a Ph.D. from Indiana University and,
as a Fulbright scholar, undertook research in the Netherlands.
How to order:
Order online at www.berghahnbooks.com and receive a 15% discount on all titles
An Exploration of Past and
An Interdisciplinary Curriculum
for the 4th Grade
This curriculum has been
developed in partnership with
New York State certified
educators, and introduces
learning objectives within the
framework of the history of the
New Netherland colony.
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Saratoga Reader: Writing About an American Village
By Field Horne
before anyone had heard of Las Vegas, Miami, Aspen, or Nassau, Saratoga
Springs was America’s most famous, most important, and most extravagant
resort community. Using travelers’ accounts and other primary sources
with imagination and skill, Field Horne has not only related the
impressive story of this unusual New York village, but he has
demonstrated how persons interested in the history of other communities
can recapture their own past.
— Kenneth T. Jackson
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By Paul Malo
Each summer some quarter-million people visit Boldt Castle and learn its tragic
love story. Louise Boldt, forty-one years old and mother of two,
died just as her husband was attaining great wealth and fame. In January
of 1904 a telegram from George Boldt stopped work on their dream house.
Despite millions of dollars spent, he abandoned the project forever.
Paul Malo, Syracuse University
professor emeritus, is author of many books
and articles about historic buildings of New
York State. He prepared the initial media
presentation for visitors at Boldt Castle
twenty-five years ago and his collection of
Thousand Islands material became the nucleus
of the Antique Boat Museum Library at Clayton,
about the book here
A new history of New York State, published by Cornell University
Press for the New York State Historical Association.
The Empire State serves as a successor to David Ellis' A Short
History of New York State, for many years the standard one-volume
account of the state but today outdated and long out of print.
It has been over forty years since the last entirely new comprehensive
scholarly history of New York was published.
here for details.
Reviewed by Douglas
Kohler for New York History Net.
New York Authors
Authors Tour - historic sites related to authors who found
inspiration in New York State.
York State Writers Institute - founded by Pulitzer
Prize-winning novelist William Kennedy with part of a fellowship awarded
him from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1983.
New York Journals and Magazines
Life - magazine covering New York State's six-million-acre
Adirondack Park, highlighting the region's wildlife, history, and
in New York Life and History - an interdisciplinary journal that is
published two times per year (January and July) by the Afro-American
Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.
Valley Magazine - history and culture of
the Hudson Valley.
of MultiMedia History -
History Department at The University at Albany has been in the
vanguard of using new media.
Mohawk Valley Heritage
- promotes resources of the Greater Mohawk Valley.
York History - New York History Tables of Contents 1984 -
2001, journal published by New York State
History - magazine of science, nature, and culture published by the
American Museum of Natural History. The site has news of the current
issue, and past highlights.
and Art History - gallery and museum reviews from New York City, by
Weekly - regional events and issues, entertainment, history, travel,
New York Publishers
Black Dome Press -
Catskill Mountain and Hudson Valley books.
University Press - scholarly publisher in cultural studies, literary
criticism and theory, medieval studies, women's studies, life sciences
and natural history, and industrial and labor relations
Farm Book Publishers - publishers of agricultural and natural
history books and videos.
Press, The - nonprofit publisher devoted to restoring the history
and literature of women.
Publishing Co. Inc. - specializes in Black history and biography,
featuring Golden Legacy, an illustrated history magazine series.
Press & Bookshop - New York history and genealogy books for sale
on all regions of New York State with excerpts, reviews, searchable
Kiskatom Publishing Company -
A short list of quality publications on the Saratoga region.
of America - is a nonprofit publisher of classic American literature and
history in authoritative editions.
New York State Museum
Publications - publications of the NYS Museum cover the fields of Anthropology,
Biology, Geology, and History. Contact Publication Sales, 3140 CEC, Albany, New York, 12230, telephone (518) 402-5344, or email
Press - has New York State regional books and maritime books.
- publisher of scholarly and trade books, focusing on the humanities,
social sciences, and fiction.
University Press - publishes many New York State titles.
Other New York Sources
pertaining to New York State
Club, The - society for book collectors and others involved in the
book arts. Programs include free public exhibitions, publications, and a
research library on book history.
Library catalogs around
New York State
New York mailing lists
- email distribution lists of interest to New York Historians and New
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