Life Along the Hudson / Edition 2

Life Along the Hudson / Edition 2

by Allan Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 082321804X

ISBN-13: 9780823218042

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Keller's impressions encompass the scope of history, art, and literature, to tell the story of the majestic Hudson River and the life along its banks. The book provides a picture of life along the river at every step of the way, including facts and fables, legends and living realities. It is the story of sloops and steamers, shad fishing and ice cutting, the splendor…  See more details below

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Keller's impressions encompass the scope of history, art, and literature, to tell the story of the majestic Hudson River and the life along its banks. The book provides a picture of life along the river at every step of the way, including facts and fables, legends and living realities. It is the story of sloops and steamers, shad fishing and ice cutting, the splendor of the Palisades and the stately homes of the well-born. From Revolutionary battles to the Hudson River School of painting, life along the river through the ages comes to life in Keller's kaleidoscopic view of one of our great national treasures. A new Foreword by Hudson historian Alfred Marks brings this classic volume up-to-date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823218042
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
2
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface3
IThe Adventure of Henry Hudson7
IIIn the Days of the Dutch17
IIIThe English Take Over45
IVThe War of Independence63
VFrom Sloop to Steamer95
VIThe Time of the Barges119
VIIThe Erie Canal133
VIIIThe Iron Horse156
IXOf Palaces and Pleasures173
XDreamers, Doers, Shakers, and Others200
XIThese Stately Mansions224
XIIBack to the Sources249
Epilogue259
Further Readings265
Index267

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