This collection of stories from New York State’s North Country in the 19thcentury features: the outdoors loving Vice President William Almon Wheeler, the popular First Lady Lucy Hayes, the radical women’s rights advocate and preacher Olympia Brown, Mohawk Indian lacrosse players, the philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, the anti-Civil War activists and Copperhead Party stalwarts Francis D. Flanders and Joseph R. Flanders, the nationally prominent U.S. Senator and New York Governor Silas Wright, and the possibly autistic ex-slave and brilliant piano virtuoso Blind Tom, as well as commentary about problems involving the overemphasis of sports and how to live a happy life. The articles, which were previously published in New York historical journals and in the author’s blog at HerbertHallas.com, are set in Malone, Franklin County, New York, and several other towns and counties near the Adirondacks.
|Publisher:||Rivulet Ferry Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Exactly Where is the North Country?; 2. Blind Tom: The Great Musical Conundrum; 3. Lincoln’s Attack on Freedom of the Press in Malone; 4. The Invasion of Lacrosse; 5. Talk slang in the North Country? Not for Joe!!; 6. The Vice President Takes the First Lady Fishing in the Adirondacks; 7. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Panned in Malone; 8. The Abuse of Athletics; 9. Olympia Brown: Pioneer Minister and Feminist; 10. The Silas Wright Monument in Vermont—no long lines or tickets; 11. Nine Ways to be Miserable in the North Country.