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Henry Hudson

Author : Edgar M. Bacon
ISBN : 1616401907
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A century ago, in March 1908, The New York Times praised this now-classic 1907 monograph on the first European explorer to sail up the river we now call by his name: "A biography of Henry Hudson, in the ordinary sense, cannot be written, since there have come down to us records of but four years of his life, and even that scanty information is in a mutilated state. Mr. Bacon has pieced the fragments together in admirable style, giving them their correct historical setting..." Bacon gives us a compelling portrait of Hudson as an inevitable man of his time: the beginning of the 17th century, when bold men were pushing back the frontiers of knowledge both figuratively and literally... and yet also that Hudson's great achievements were fortuitous accidents. It's a unique and unexpected perspective on a man who remains, for the most part, a mystery. American author EDGAR MAYHEW BACON (1855-1935) also wrote New Jamaica (1890), Chronicles of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (1897), Narragansett Bay (1904), and other books.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Henry Hudson And The Algonquins Of New York

Author : Evan T. Pritchard
ISBN : 9781641603980
Genre : History
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In 2009, New York observed the 400-year anniversary of Henry Hudson's September 1609 discovery of Manhattan Island. This book chronicles the event from the perspective of the people who met Hudson's boat—which they at first thought was surely a great waterfowl—floating. Using all available sources, including oral history passed down to today's Algonquins, Evan Pritchard tells the story from various perspectives: that of Hudson's body guard, scribe, and personal Judas, Robert Juet; that of Hudson himself; and that of the Eastern Algonquins who greeted Hudson as the fulfillment of ancient prophecies.
Category: History

American Myths Legends And Tall Tales An Encyclopedia Of American Folklore 3 Volumes

Author : Christopher R. Fee
ISBN : 9781610695688
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 38.45 MB
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research
Category: Social Science

Fur Fortune And Empire The Epic History Of The Fur Trade In America

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
ISBN : 9780393340020
Genre : Business & Economics
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Traces the rise and fall of the American fur industry, beginning with Dutch traders in the early 1600s through the conservation movement in the late 19th century and explains how the animal skin trade damaged the lives of Native Americans. Reprint. A BOMC2 selection.
Category: Business & Economics

The Island At The Center Of The World

Author : Russell Shorto
ISBN : 9780349140216
Genre : History
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When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed. Drawing on the archives of the New Netherland Project, Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative that transforms our understanding of early America. The Dutch colony pre-dated the 'original' thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.
Category: History


Author : New York University
ISBN : UOM:39015065928411
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The Purchas Handbook

Author : L. E. Pennington
ISBN : NWU:35556028314532
Genre : Voyages and travels
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Category: Voyages and travels

The New York Tercentenary

Author : New York Public Library
ISBN : UOM:39015012162577
Genre : New York (State)
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Category: New York (State)

Founding The American Colonies 1583 1660

Author : John Edwin Pomfret
ISBN : UOM:39015001978512
Genre : America
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History of the colonizing of British America from Newfoundland to the West Indies.
Category: America