The Other New York

The American Revolution beyond New York City, 1763-1787

Edited by Joseph S. Tiedemann & Eugene R. Fingerhut

Subjects: New York/regional, American History
Series: SUNY series, An American Region: Studies in the Hudson Valley
Paperback : 9780791463727, 258 pages, June 2006
Hardcover : 9780791463710, 258 pages, March 2005

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Table of contents

List of Illustrations


Joseph S. Tiedemann and Eugene R. Fingerhut

Part I: The Revolution in Downstate New York

1. Kings County
Edwin G. Burrows

2. Queens County
Joseph S. Tiedemann

3. Suffolk County
John G. Staudt

4. Richmond County, Staten Island
Phillip Papas

Part II: The Revolution in the Hudson Valley

5. Westchester County
Jacob Judd

6. The Central Hudson Valley: Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties
Thomas S. Wermuth

7. Albany County
Stefan Bielinski

Part III: The Revolution on the Frontier

8. Tryon County
Robert W. Venables

9. Charlotte County
Paul R. Huey

Joseph S. Tiedemann and Eugene R. Fingerhut

List of Contributors


Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.


The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the Revolution and details the events leading up to the conflict, the battles and campaigns fought within the state, the hardships civilians experienced while creating new local governments and supplying the war effort, and postwar reconstruction efforts. It also chronicles the impact that the war had on the European Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans. These groups endured years of strife yet went on to create New York State.

Joseph S. Tiedemann is Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University and author of Reluctant Revolutionaries: New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776. Eugene R. Fingerhut is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University at Los Angeles and author of Survivor: Cadwallader Colden II in Revolutionary America.