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Armand Francis Lucier. Inside this wonderful book is a collection of 579 news items, stories, commentaries, depositions and want ads that were published in the year 1767 in Colonial American newspapers. The articles cover issues that are surprisingly still in the news today, such as: women's rights; child abuse; civil unrest; prison reform; fragile peace in Europe and the Middle East; and public fascination with ongoing, scandalous court trials. Of course, the articles also cover issues that are more pertinent to life in 1767 than to life today, but no less interesting, including: the slave trade; Indian strife; indentured servants; the impressment of sailors; and, the scourge of sea travel, pirates. 1995, 174 pp., index, paper, $19.50 #L813
_____As Various as Their Land. The Everyday Lives of Eighteenth-Century Americans
Stephanie G. Wolf. This is a fascinating and vivid portrait of the lives and habits of people in the American colonies. 1993, 308 pp., illus., index, paper $13.00 #W543
_____BACK THEN: A Pictorial History of Americans Afield
Willow Creek Press. A diverse collection of photos from the 1870's to the 1940's accompanied by short excerpts from period writings. - ISBN 1-55971-118-3 ; 8-1/2 x 11 - 144 pages - Photos Paper - $14.95
_____The Colonial Tavern: A Glimpse of New England Town Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Edward Field. The taverns were important centers of village life in colonial America. They were used for all kinds of public and private meetings as well as hosting travelers from all walks of life. Discusses the taverns, the tavern keepers, tavern signs and names, cheer and charges, and more. (1897) reprint, 296pp index, paper, $22.50 #F318
_____Churchyard Literature: A Choice Collection of American Epitaphs, with Remarks on Monumental Inscriptions and the Obsequies of Various Nations
John R. Kippax. Following an introductory essay on burial and monument practices from ancient to modern times, this volume presents hundreds of interesting epitaphs arranged by categories: Eminent Personages; Admonitory; Devotional; Adulatory, Laudatory and Bombastic; Professional; Ludicrous, Eccentric and Ridiculous; Punning and Satirical; and Miscellaneous. (1876) reprint, 214 pp., index, paper, $19.50 #K366
_____Eighteenth Century America (A Hessian Report On the People, the Land, the War) As Noted in the Diary of Chaplain Philipp Waldeck (1776-1780)
Bruce E. Burgoyne. A largely unexploited source of information on life in colonial America is to be found in the diaries of those German soldiers who came to America as the so-called "Hessians" during the American Revolutionary War. Of all the diaries, that of Philipp Waldeck, chaplain of the 3rd English-Waldeck Regiment, contains the most thorough and all-encompassing view of life in America. His descriptions are interesting, detailed, and on a wide variety of subjects: churches, costumes, customs, economics, fishing, farming, Indians, religion, schools, slavery, wildlife, and nature in general. 1995, 191 pp., everyname index, paper, $19.50 #B863
_____The Expansion of Everyday Life,1860-1876
Daniel E. Sutherland. A richly detailed, absorbing portrait of the daily life of Americans before, during, and after the Civil War. 1990, 303 pp., illus., biblio., index, paper $12.00 #S873
_____The Gansevoorts of Albany Dutch Patricians in the Upper Hudson Valley
Alice P. Kenney. "An excellent example of a local history that has broad implications for society at large. By using the Gansevoort family as her prism, Kenney describes the three centuries-long social and cultural traditions of the Dutch patricians of the upper Hudson Valley in terms of their local dominance and then their eventual decline when confronted with the successive waves of New England settlers and European immigrants who radically transformed the Empire State.... This well written, and well researched volume is a sound study.... Of interest to both the general reader and the specialist." -Choice 350 pages, 30 illustrations, map, index Cloth $24.95
_____HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENTS, VOLUNTEER & PROFESSIONAL
Augustine E. Costello. Originally published in 1887, this comprehensive record is an enjoyable way to recapture the heroism and history of our most brave and selfless public servants. Our Firemen, originally published in 1887, is a massive volume that covers every conceivable fire-related topic. In doing so, it illuminates our society's past and provides a fascinating glimpse at the customs, cities, and people of yesteryear. It contains over 1,000 pages and 58 chapters with headings including, the "Genesis of Fire Extinguishing", "Portraits of the Most Famous Firemen, and Sketches of their Deeds of Self-sacrifice and Intrepidity", "Great Fires of the Metropolis forTwo Centuries" and "The Architectural Growth of the City". Rounding out the book are 350 biographies and 650 engravings for an incomparable look back at this fascinating occupation.
1112 pages 7 x 9in 650 engravings Publication: March 1997 Price $24.95
_____THE HISTORICAL PAINTINGS OF L.F. TANTILLO
Go behind the scenes with historical painter L.F. Tantillo to see how he recreates a vision of New York's past in his evocative paintings and discover the fascinating real-life details of history that underlie each brush stroke.
The paintings of L.F. Tantillo affect us the way a well-told story does: they carry us out of the mundane world into the realm of imagination. Tantillo thinks of himself as a storyteller, for though he seems to work at a peak of realism, he is often working with a visualized world in a time before realistic imagery was widely valued. His impulse is to render the real world historically visible, to show us the way it was with extraordinarily precise detail; and yet there is in that detail also a vision of history that is not photographic, that we know must be invented, and which appeals to our emotions as much as to our craving for authenticity. He reinvents places in our common history that none of us have seen-Albany's earliest settlement; Fort Orange in 1635; or the handsome but short-lived Union Depot on Montgomery Street in 1879 - he isolates us in a moment past and, through his exquisite talent, makes us accept his vision of these lost worlds as restored reality. He is the-artist-as-time machine, a marvelous achievement. William Kennedy
Paintings and text by: L.F. Tantillo with essays by: Warren Roberts, Shirley Dunn, Charles Gehring, Stefan Bielinski and Wendell Tripp.
This book features these New York State cities, towns, and areas, from the 17th to 20th centuries: Adirondacks, Albany, Batavia, Binnekill Creek, Buffalo, Catskill, Erie Canal, Hudson River, Kingston, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk River, Newburgh, Rondout Creek Schenectady, St. Johnsville, and Syracuse.
Visions of New York State 152 pages, 28 full-color plates, 77 b&w illustrations $37.50 paperbound 11" x 8.5"
_____ICE HARVESTING IN EARLY AMERICA
Dewey D. Hill and Elliott R. Hughes. Ice harvesting was a big business in the United States and particularly in central New York and the Adirondacks where cold winters and crystal clear lakes made for ideal conditions. This well illustrated history traces that business from its beginnings until its eventual demise in the 1930s. 6 x 9 - 48 pages - illus - Paper - $5.50
_____THE MILL On the Roeliff Jansen Kill
Faber, Harold editor. A collection of writings depicting the history of New York's oldest operating mill, from Revolutionary War days as an iron mill to its 20th century incarnation as a paper mill. with index 143pp P $15.00
_____The New England Gazetteer
John Hayward. Originally published in 1839, this gazetteer contains descriptions of all the principal mountains, rivers, lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within New England at the time. Entries for states, counties, towns, mountains and bodies of water are alphabetically arranged. Within state entries boundaries, distance from other locations, population, geographical features, political histories, agriculture, commerce and manufacture are discussed. Names of the first settlers, first ministers and prominent citizens are included, with the occasional anecdote. Original Indian names local geographical features livestock, agriculture and manufactures are all included in the town entries. A handful of scenic illustrations are scattered throughout the text. A new everyname plus location index has been added, making this an easy reference for anyone interested in the geography and history of New England. (1839) Reprint, 516 pp., illus., new index, $26.50 #H098
_____New Opportunities in a New Nation: The Development of New York After the Revolution
Manfred Jonas & Robert Wells editors. A collection of the papers submitted and read at the 1982 Union College History Department Conference entitled, "The Development of New York After the Revolution." 6x9 cloth 146 pages illus $10.95
_____Old,Time Music Makers of New York State
Simon J Bronner$39.95
_____ORDERED LIBERTY A Constitutional History of New York
Peter J. Galie. The impending 1997 mandate to place before the voters the question on whether to convene a convention to revise and amend the New York Constitution becomes increasingly important and deserving of careful attention. Ordered Liberty provides a comprehensive chronicle of the constitutional history of New York state. There exists no other single or multi-volumed work in print which examines this crucial history.
6x9, 448 pp. $39.00 cloth $19.00 paper
_____Retrospections of America, 1797-1811
John Bernard. Observations of an Englishman who traveled through the colonies from New England to the Carolinas. (1887) reprint, 380 pp., index, paper, $27.00 #B220
_____RURAL AMERICA A Pictorial Folk Memory
Mary A. Shafer. A journey back to simpler times through a wealth of endearing antique photographs and charming nostalgic text. - 10-1/2 X 9 - 144 pages - Photos Cloth - $29.95
_____A Short History of the English Colonies in America
Henry Cabot Lodge. Each colony is treated individually, with two chapters apiece; one chapter is devoted to the political history of the colony from its foundation up to 1765, the year of the meeting of the Stamp Act Congress in New York, and the other chapter deals with the lives, habits, thoughts, customs and manners of the residents of each colony during the year 1765. After all the colonies have been reviewed in this manner, the main body of the book is concluded with three concise chapters dealing with the Revolution. (1881) reprint, 560 pp., map, append., index, paper, $37.00 L512
_____Smuggling in the American Coloniee at the Outbreak of the Revolution with Special Reference to the West Indies Trade of William S. McClellan.
Mr. McClellan seeks "to establish the particular function which smuggling and especially that in connection with the West Indies trade performed in relation to the political and economic elements of the Revolution. (1912) reprint, 125 pp., bibl., index, paper, $15.00 #M111 _____Upstate Travels British Views of Nineteenth-Century New York
edited, with intro by Roger Haydon. After the war of 1812 British travelers, intensely curious about the United States, poured across the Atlantic. Hundreds published their impressions in lively, quarrelsome books that infuriated and enchanted Americans and Britons alike. Here are collect excerpts of 42 of the best. 6x9 273 pages Paper b&w illus, index & biblio $16.95
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