Mid-Hudson

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Land of the Oneidas

Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.

In Local Hands

The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.

The Manors and Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley

A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley

Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys

An essential resource for dedicated cyclists planning a trip through the state or casual riders seeking new stretches of trail to enjoy with family and friends. Great for those traveling by foot, boat, or car as well.

Harold Taylor and Sarah Lawrence College

Edited by Craig Kridel
Foreword by Leon Botstein
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.

Bob Dylan's New York

A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.

Hopewell Junction: A Railroader's Town

Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.

New York's Great Lost Ballparks

Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.

In the Catskills and My Boyhood

Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.

Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson

Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.

Signs of Distinction

Fifty-one unique New York towns with great stories to tell, from L. Frank Baum's and Jello's hometowns to the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement.

Truly Blessed and Highly Favored

An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.

Confessions of a Hayseed DA

An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.

The Crucible of Public Policy

Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.

Sharkey

The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.

The Spirit of New York, Second Edition

A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.

The Haunted History of Pelham, New York

A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!

Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America

Edited by Lucianne Lavin
Subjects: American Studies

Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.

Hundred-Mile Home

A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.

Suffrage and Its Limits

Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.

Everything Worthy of Observation

Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.

Something's Happening Here

The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.

Forest and Crag

A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.

Reflecting Pool

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee

Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.

Set in Stone

Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture.

A Spirit of Sacrifice

Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.

Votes for Women

Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.

Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.

Running the Long Path

An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.

Our Time at Foxhollow Farm

Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.

Jervis McEntee

Redefines McEntee's place in the history of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.

From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens

Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.

River of Words

By Nina Shengold
Photographs by Jennifer May
Foreword by Dennis Stock
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.

Delicious December

Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.

Creating Sustainable Communities

Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.

Freedom Journey

The story of thirty-six African American men who drew upon their shared community of The Hills for support as they fought in the Civil War.

Fifty Years in Sing Sing

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley

Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.

Stop at the Red Apple

An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.

An Irrepressible Conflict

Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.

Circle of Vines

Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.

The Last Amateur

The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.

Oreos and Dubonnet

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.

Nature of the Beast

While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.

A Slant of Light

A collection of contemporary prose and poetry by women writers from New York’s Hudson Valley.

Pardee Holler

Follows hapless private eye Easy Taylor as he investigates an eco-terrorist plot to stop development in the Catskill Mountains.

Life on a Rocky Farm

A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.

Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father

The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.

Hudson River Towns

A captivating journey, in words and photographs, through the cities, towns, and villages of the Hudson Valley.

A Beautiful and Fruitful Place

Second volume of papers from a well respected annual seminar that showcase the latest research on Dutch colonial history in New York State.

Drifting

A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.

Environmental History of the Hudson River

Edited by Robert E. Henshaw
Foreword by Frances F. Dunwell
Subjects: New York/regional

Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.

Episodes from a Hudson River Town

The story of New Baltimore, New York, a small Hudson River town, and how outside pressures and local hard work have combined to forge a lasting community

Pancake Hollow Primer

By Laurence Carr
Subjects: Literature

An insightful and often humorous tale of rural life and how an old house and its land can bring a broken person back to wellness.

Teachers United

The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.

Castles of New York

An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.

Bungalow Kid

Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.

SUNY at Sixty

The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.

Hudson River Panorama

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

America's First River

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

Summer Pleasures, Winter Pleasures

A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.

The Hudson River to Niagara Falls

A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.

Woodstock

The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.

A Family Place

One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

Living Waters

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

Black Soldiers of New York State

Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.

Saving Sterling Forest

The story of the twenty-five-year quest to preserve twenty thousand acres of forest in southeastern New York.

Stopping the Plant

Detailed account of the controversy surrounding the building of a coal-fired cement factory in the Hudson Valley.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3

Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Mighty Change, Tall Within

A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Rip Van Winkle's Neighbors

Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.

The Lives, Loves, and Art of Arthur B. Davies

This is the first full-length biography of the artist Arthur B. Davies, who played a major role in twentieth-century American art's coming-of-age. Includes 101 illustrations.