Hudson River Panorama

A Passage through Time

By Tammis K. Groft, W. Douglas McCombs, and Ruth Greene-McNally
Foreword by Christine M. Miles
Contributions by John R. Stilgoe

Subjects: New York/regional, History
Series: Excelsior Editions
Imprint: Excelsior Editions
Paperback : 9781438432564, 144 pages, November 2009

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Table of contents

Christine M. Miles
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

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


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The majestic power and rich history of the Hudson River are on unparalleled display in this beautifully illustrated volume. Hudson River Panorama: A Passage through Time 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 an essay by renowned historian John R. Stilgoe and hundreds of artworks, artifacts, interactive displays, and rare archival documents from the Albany Institute's renowned collections, Hudson River Panorama explore the influential force that the Hudson has had on our 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.

Five major themes connect the many agricultural, industrial, and cultural influences of this historic waterway:

º Community and Settlement

ºNatural History and Environment


ºTrade, Commerce, and Industry

ºCulture and Symbol

Hudson River Panorama promises a stimulating and enjoyable look at one of America's great rivers and the people and history it helped to shape.