Life Along the Hudson / Edition 2

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Overview

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.
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This book is a history of those who peopled the Hudson Valley. Keller (journalism, Columbia) chronicles everything from the European discovery of the river in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazano to the coming of the trains and beyond. Contains many B&W r eproductions of portraits, drawings, and paintings. Originally published in 1976 by Sleepy Hollow. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823218042
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,336,528
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Keller was a reporter, columnist, and city editor for the New York World-Telegram, Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a Commander in the U.S. Navy, and author and co-author of nine books.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface 3
I The Adventure of Henry Hudson 7
II In the Days of the Dutch 17
III The English Take Over 45
IV The War of Independence 63
V From Sloop to Steamer 95
VI The Time of the Barges 119
VII The Erie Canal 133
VIII The Iron Horse 156
IX Of Palaces and Pleasures 173
X Dreamers, Doers, Shakers, and Others 200
XI These Stately Mansions 224
XII Back to the Sources 249
Epilogue 259
Further Readings 265
Index 267
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