The Hudson Through the Years

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The Hudson Through the Years chronicles the history of the Hudson River region of New York State through five centuries, from its early inhabitants: its main Native American tribes and early Dutch and English settlers, through its current day residents. Tracing the history of the region from the American Revolution to the present, Adams incorporates the spread of industrialism, infrastructure, and trasnportation with tales of the early steamboats, ferries, horseboats, the Erie, Champlain, Iron and Anthracite ...
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Overview

The Hudson Through the Years chronicles the history of the Hudson River region of New York State through five centuries, from its early inhabitants: its main Native American tribes and early Dutch and English settlers, through its current day residents. Tracing the history of the region from the American Revolution to the present, Adams incorporates the spread of industrialism, infrastructure, and trasnportation with tales of the early steamboats, ferries, horseboats, the Erie, Champlain, Iron and Anthracite canals, through the development of the trolleys, railroads, and automobiles. The book also includes details about the art and architecture of the region.

Included in the book are data about New York's governors, political administrations, U.S. presidents, and British sovereigns, ferry and train routes and schedules, maps and tables, and statistics for population growth over the last five centuries. Also included is a helpful selected bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823216765
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 7.29 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur G. Adams is founding president of the Hudson River Maritime Center at Roundabout Landing in Kingston. In 1981, he was given a special award of merit for outstanding achievement in Regional Studies by the State University of New York. He is Executive Vice President of the Hudson River Navigation Company is trustee of the Victor Herbert Performance Trust Fund.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction and Reminiscences
1 Indian Period 1
2 Period of Discovery 5
3 Period of Settlement and Patroonship 7
4 Dutch and English Colonial Periods 11
5 Colonial Architecture of the Hudson 17
6 French and Indian War 21
7 The American Revolution 23
8 Peace and a New Nation 33
9 The Early Ferries 37
10 The Coming of the Steamboat 41
11 The War of 1812 49
12 Early Steam Ferries and Horseboats 51
13 Further Developments of Ferryboat Technology 55
14 Early Nineteenth Century Developments 59
15 The Fulton-Livingston Steamboat Monopoly 61
16 The Erie and Champlain Canals 65
17 The Iron and Anthracite Canals 73
18 Art in the Hudson Valley 81
19 Hudson Valley Resorts 93
20 Riverside Estates, Country Homes, and Famous Architects 107
21 The Upriver Ferries 117
22 The Manhattan Ferries 137
23 Ferries of the Lower Waters 169
24 Steamboats Come to Maturity 177
25 The Hudson River Steamboat Lines 185
26 Down Bay Steamboats 197
27 The Coming of the Railroads 203
28 Mid-Nineteenth Century Developments 241
29 The Late Nineteenth Century 249
30 The Interurban and Trolley Era 257
31 The Turn of the Century 265
32 The Early Twentieth Century 269
33 The Mid-Twentieth Century 277
34 The Last Third of the Twentieth Century 287
35 Situation in 1983 289
36 Status Report - 1996 293
Selected Bibliography 299
App. Hudson River Ferry Routes 302
App. Partial Ferry Vessel Rosters of Recent Times 304
App. Major Railroad Passenger and Ferry Terminals Along the Hudson in New Jersey 308
App. Manhattan North River Pier Occupancy in 1934 310
App. Some Famous Hudson River Steamboats 313
App. British Sovereigns 314
App. Presidents of the United States 315
App. Governors of New York 316
App. Population Growth of New York State 318
App. Those Confusing Clintons 318
App. Counties Along the Hudson River 319
App. Present Areas of Counties in Square Miles 319
General Index 321
Vessel Index 337
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