The Empire State: A History of New York / Edition 1

The Empire State: A History of New York / Edition 1

by Milton M. Klein
     
 

New York now has a new, comprehensive history book that chronicles the state through centuries of change. A richly illustrated volume, The Empire State begins in the early seventeenth century (when the region was still populated solely by Native...See more details below

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New York now has a new, comprehensive history book that chronicles the state through centuries of change. A richly illustrated volume, The Empire State begins in the early seventeenth century (when the region was still populated solely by Native...

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ISBN-13:
9780801489914
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
1,523,375
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.54(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Pt. IBefore the English (1609-1664)
Ch. 1Native Americans before the Invasion3
Ch. 2The Dutch Stake Their Claim12
Ch. 3Establishing a Colony30
Ch. 4Peter Stuyvesant and the New Immigrants45
Ch. 5Life in New Netherland61
Ch. 6New Netherland's Last Years87
Pt. IIThe English Province (1664-1776)
Ch. 7From Proprietary Colony to Royal Province113
Ch. 8Advancing English Culture130
Ch. 9A Mixed and Enterprising People145
Ch. 10Colonial Culture: The Sacred and The Secular165
Ch. 11Provincial and Imperial Politics182
Ch. 12The Coming of the Revolution202
Pt. IIIFrom Revolution to Statehood (1776-1825)
Ch. 13"Never a More Total Revolution"229
Ch. 14"The Rights of Mankind"241
Ch. 15A New Empire257
Ch. 16"A Large and Valuable Canal"269
Ch. 17New York City, New York's Cities284
Ch. 18The Empire State and the Albany Regency295
Pt. IVAntebellum Society and Politics (1825-1860)
Ch. 19New York Modernizes: Economic Growth and Transformation307
Ch. 20Society, Religion, and Reform323
Ch. 21New York at the Crossroads of Culture346
Ch. 22From Factions to Parties: The Emergence of the Second Party System369
Ch. 23Politics and Policy383
Ch. 24Politics Transformed: Slavery, Nativism, and the Rise of the Republican Party397
Pt. VThe Gilded Age (1860-1914)
Ch. 25New York during the Civil War and Reconstruction419
Ch. 26Making Sense of Mass Society452
Ch. 27"Progress" and Politics479
Pt. VIThe Triumph of Liberalism (1914-1945)
Ch. 28Progress under Siege519
Ch. 29The Electric Age549
Ch. 30Public Work in the Great Depression575
Ch. 31War Brings a New Day600
Pt. VIIThe Empire State in a Changing World (1945-2000)
Ch. 32Top of the World623
Ch. 33Things Fall Apart656
Ch. 34The Long Slide682
Ch. 35Uneven Recovery706
Ch. 36New York State at the End of the Century723
Selected Readings735
Before the English (1609-1664)737
The English Province (1664-1776)745
From Revolution to Statehood (1776-1825)764
Antebellum Society and Politics (1825-1860)772
The Gilded Age (1860-1914)785
The Triumph of Liberalism (1914-1945)795
The Empire State in the Changing World (1945-2000)806
Contributors817
Index819

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