Provides a fascinating and in-depth look into the life, career and legacy of one of the most important New Yorkers of the Gilded Age.
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
A granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
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.
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
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.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
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.
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.
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.
Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.
Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.
Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.
Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture.
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.
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.
Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.
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.
Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Redefines McEntee's place in the history of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.
Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.
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.
Explores efforts aimed at creating sustainable communities throughout the Hudson River region.
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.
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
An entertaining inside story of how Reuben Freed's roadside eatery became the famous Red Apple Rest.
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state.
The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.
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 collection of contemporary prose and poetry by women writers from New York’s Hudson Valley.
Follows hapless private eye Easy Taylor as he investigates an eco-terrorist plot to stop development in the Catskill Mountains.
A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.
The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.
A captivating journey, in words and photographs, through the cities, towns, and villages of the Hudson Valley.
Second volume of papers from a well respected annual seminar that showcase the latest research on Dutch colonial history in New York State.
A two-week canoe trip down the Hudson offers an opportunity to reflect on America’s past, present, and uncertain future.
Biologists, historians, and social scientists explore the reciprocal relationships between humans and the Hudson River.
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
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.
The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.
An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.
Vividly and lovingly recreates a city kid's summer in the Catskills in the 1950s.
The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.
Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and its impact on the peoples and landscape of New York State.
Examines the many facets of the Hudson's rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.
A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.
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.
The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.
One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.
Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.
The story of the twenty-five-year quest to preserve twenty thousand acres of forest in southeastern New York.
Detailed account of the controversy surrounding the building of a coal-fired cement factory in the Hudson Valley.
Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
A history of African American presence in the Hudson Valley region from the colonial period to the present.
Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.
Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.
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.