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Washington Irving's Use of Historical Sources in The Knickerbocker History of New York

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The Original Knickerbocker

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13 : 0786722223
Pages : 432 pages
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Download The Original Knickerbocker PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Burstein and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-02-26 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Washington Irving-author, ambassador, and Manhattanite-has largely slipped from America's memory, and yet, his creations are well known. Acclaimed historian Andrew Burstein returns Irving to the context of his native nineteenth century where he was an international celebrity-both a comic genius and the first American to earn his living as an author. Irving traveled through Europe and America, excavating tales and writing popular social satire, beloved children's stories, gothic drama, and picturesque history. He gave his young nation such enduring tales as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle. His 1809 burlesque, A History of New York, popularized the figure of jolly old St. Nicholas, and gave birth to the modern American Christmas. Irving was the original "Knickerbocker"; he also coined "Gotham" as the name for New York. By showing Irving as a leading architect of the American personality Burstein has managed to reinvigorate the legacy of one our nation's most outsized literary talents as well as to help us better understand the country we live in.


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Biography Between Structure and Agency

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ISBN 13 : 9781845455187
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Biography Between Structure and Agency PDF Format Full Free by Volker Rolf Berghahn and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2008 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While bookstore shelves around the world have never ceased to display best-selling "life-and-letters" biographies in prominent positions, the genre became less popular among academic historians during the Cold War decades. Their main concern then was with political and socioeconomic structures, institutions, and organizations, or--more recently--with the daily lives of ordinary people and small communities. The contributors to this volume--all well known senior historians--offer self-critical reflections on problems they encountered when writing biographies themselves. Some of them also deal with topics specific to Central Europe, such as the challenges of writing about the lives of both victims and perpetrators. Although the volume concentrates on European historiography, its strong methodological and conceptual focus will be of great interest to non-European historians wrestling with the old "structure-versus-agency" question in their own work. Contributors: Volker R. Berghahn, Hartmut Berghoff, Hilary Earl, Jan Eckel, Willem Frijhoff, Ian Kershaw, Simone Lässig, Karl Heinrich Pohl, John C. G. Röhl, Angelika Schaser, Joachim Radkau, Cornelia Rauh-Kühne, Mark Roseman, Christoph Strupp and Michael Wildt.


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Myth in History, History in Myth

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ISBN 13 : 9047440692
Pages : 271 pages
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Download Myth in History, History in Myth PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-08-31 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on the proceedings of a 2005 conference, this volume re-examines the role of Dutch social and patriotic myths. Using recent methodological approaches, the essays assess how the Dutch perceived their myths and how they were treated by previous historians.


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Reading Publics

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ISBN 13 : 0823262650
Pages : 460 pages
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Download Reading Publics PDF Format Full Free by Tom Glynn and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2015-01-22 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On May 11, 1911, the New York Public Library opened its “marble palace for book lovers” on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. This was the city’s first public library in the modern sense, a tax-supported, circulating collection free to every citizen. Since before the Revolution, however, New York’s reading publics had access to a range of “public libraries” as the term was understood by contemporaries. In its most basic sense a public library in the eighteenth and most of the nineteenth centuries simply meant a shared collection of books that was available to the general public and promoted the public good. From the founding in 1754 of the New York Society Library up to 1911, public libraries took a variety of forms. Some of them were free, charitable institutions, while others required a membership or an annual subscription. Some, such as the Biblical Library of the American Bible Society, were highly specialized; others, like the Astor Library, developed extensive, inclusive collections. What all the public libraries of this period had in common, at least ostensibly, was the conviction that good books helped ensure a productive, virtuous, orderly republic—that good reading promoted the public good. Tom Glynn’s vivid, deeply researched history of New York City’s public libraries over the course of more than a century and a half illuminates how the public and private functions of reading changed over time and how shared collections of books could serve both public and private ends. Reading Publics examines how books and reading helped construct social identities and how print functioned within and across groups, including but not limited to socioeconomic classes. The author offers an accessible while scholarly exploration of how republican and liberal values, shifting understandings of “public” and “private,” and the debate over fiction influenced the development and character of New York City’s public libraries in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Reading Publics is an important contribution to the social and cultural history of New York City that firmly places the city’s early public libraries within the history of reading and print culture in the United States.


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Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 13 : 9781438430133
Pages : 1200 pages
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Download Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations PDF Format Full Free by Hans Krabbendam and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2009-09-09 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.


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On Records

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ISBN 13 : 0803244916
Pages : 328 pages
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Download On Records PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Newman and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2012-12-01 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bridging the fields of indigenous, early American, memory, and media studies, On Records illuminates the problems of communication between cultures and across generations. Andrew Newman examines several controversial episodes in the historical narrative of the Delaware (Lenape) Indians, including the stories of their primordial migration to settle a homeland spanning the Delaware and Hudson Rivers, the arrival of the Dutch and the first colonial land fraud, William Penn’s founding of Pennsylvania with a Great Treaty of Peace, and the “infamous” 1737 Pennsylvania Walking Purchase. As Newman demonstrates, the quest for ideal records—authentic, authoritative, and objective, anchored in the past yet intelligible to the present—has haunted historical actors and scholars alike. Yet without “proof,” how can we know what really happened? On Records articulates surprising connections among colonial documents, recorded oral traditions, material and visual cultures. Its comprehensive, probing analysis of historical evidence yields a multi-faceted understanding of events and reveals new insights into the divergent memories of a shared past.


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History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing

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Publisher : Oxford Studies in American Lit
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ISBN 13 : 0198825641
Pages : 272 pages
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Download History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing PDF Format Full Free by Jeffrey Insko and published by Oxford Studies in American Lit. This book was released on 2019-02-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing examines the meaning and possibilities of the present and its relationship to history and historicity in a number of literary texts; specifically, the writings of several figures in antebellum US literary historysome, but not all of whom, associated with the period's romantic movement. Focusing on nineteenth-century writers who were impatient for social change, like those advocating for the immediate emancipation of slaves, as opposed to those planning for a gradual end to slavery, the book recovers some of the political force of romanticism. Through close readings of texts by Washington Irving, John Neal, Catharine Sedgwick, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Herman Melville, the book argues that these writers practiced forms of literary historiography that treat the past as neither a reflection of present interests nor as an irretrievably distant 'other', but as a complex and open-ended interaction between the two. In place of a fixed and linear past, these writers imagine history as an experience rooted in a fluid, dynamic, and ever-changing present. The political, philosophical, and aesthetic disposition Insko calls 'romantic presentism' insists upon the present as the fundamental sphere of human action and experience-and hence of ethics and democratic possibility.


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Hawthorne and the Historical Romance of New England

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1400872243
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Hawthorne and the Historical Romance of New England PDF Format Full Free by Michael Davitt Bell and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-08 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three major conventional figures dominated Hawthorne's romances: the noble Founding Father, the "narrow Puritan," and the rebellious daughter. Daniel Bell examines the ways in which Hawthorne used these and other conventional characters to formulate his own sense of New England history. Originally published in 1971. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


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New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 113669997X
Pages : 302 pages
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Download New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities PDF Format Full Free by Joanne Reitano and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country’s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation’s history. In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features: Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo’s governorship Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.


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The Encyclopedia of New York State

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780815608080
Pages : 1960 pages
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Download The Encyclopedia of New York State PDF Format Full Free by Peter Eisenstadt and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2005-05-19 with total page 1960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of New York State is one of the most complete works on the Empire State to be published in a half-century. In nearly 2,000 pages and 4,000 signed entries, this single volume captures the impressive complexity of New York State as a historic crossroads of people and ideas, as a cradle of abolitionism and feminism, and as an apex of modern urban, suburban, and rural life. The Encyclopedia is packed with fascinating details from fields ranging from sociology and geography to history. Did you know that Manhattan's Lower East Side was once the most populated neighborhood in the world, but Hamilton County in the Adirondacks is the least densely populated county east of the Mississippi; New York is the only state to border both the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean; the Erie Canal opened New York City to rich farmland upstate . . . and to the west. Entries by experts chronicle New York's varied areas, politics, and persuasions with a cornucopia of subjects from environmentalism to higher education to railroads, weaving the state's diverse regions and peoples into one idea of New York State. Lavishly illustrated with 500 photographs and figures, 120 maps, and 140 tables, the Encyclopedia is key to understanding the state's past, present, and future. It is a crucial reference for students, teachers, historians, and business people, for New Yorkers of all persuasions, and for anyone interested in finding out more about New York State.


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The Knickerbocker Tradition: Washington Irving's New York

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Pages : 153 pages
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Download The Knickerbocker Tradition: Washington Irving's New York PDF Format Full Free by Andrew B. Myers and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Strictly speaking, it denotes the Dutch inheritance important to New York City, New York State, all the Middle States, and indeed the nation.


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Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination

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ISBN 13 : 1137107774
Pages : 187 pages
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Download Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination PDF Format Full Free by C. Patell and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-02-19 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through contemporary theories of cosmopolitanism and analyses of literary texts such as Heart of Darkness, Lilith's Brood, and Moby-Dick, this book explores the cosmopolitan impulses behind the literary imagination. Patell argues that cosmopolitanism regards human difference as an opportunity to be embraced rather than a problem to be solved.


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Washington Irving

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Publisher : JHU Press
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ISBN 13 : 1421435853
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Washington Irving PDF Format Full Free by William L. Hedges and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2019-12-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Washington Irving: An American Study, 1802-1832 tries to correct some of the misapprehension about Irving's place in nineteenth-century American literature.


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Family Trees

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0674076370
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Family Trees PDF Format Full Free by François Weil and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2013-04-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Americans’ long and restless search for identity through family trees illuminates the story of America itself, according to François Weil, as preoccupation with social standing, racial purity, and national belonging gave way to an embrace of diversity in one’s forebears, pursued through Ancestry.com and advances in DNA testing.


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A Beautiful and Fruitful Place

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ISBN 13 : 1438435975
Pages : 291 pages
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Download A Beautiful and Fruitful Place PDF Format Full Free by Elisabeth Paling Funk and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2011-09-07 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Second volume of papers from a well respected annual seminar that showcase the latest research on Dutch colonial history in New York State.


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Religion and Trade in New Netherland

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1501718002
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Religion and Trade in New Netherland PDF Format Full Free by George L. Procter-Smith and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-31 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Dutch colony of New Netherland in the seventeenth century enjoyed a greater diversity of religious beliefs than any of the English colonies in America at the time, except possibly Rhode Island. George L. Procter-Smith has investigated the background and reasons for this religious diversity and toleration despite the legal establishment of the Dutch Reformed Church. All colonies have to be understood in terms of their mother country; but, Procter-Smith insists, the European background is especially important in the study of New Netherland. He devotes about half the book to the religious situation in the Netherlands and the de facto toleration that existed despite the state church. "The Dutch colony in America was founded for trade, not for religious reasons which were so prominent in the neighboring English colonies. As the Dutch directors of the West India Company, the colony's proprietor, tried to recruit settlers, they realized that intolerance and religious persecution would keep many prospective settlers away. Consequently, they paid lip service to the Dutch Reformed establishment but in practice allowed dissenters to practice their religion in private. Procter-Smith has written a clear, persuasive account of religion and politics, as shaped by the Dutch trading interests, in both Europe and New Netherland."—Review for Religious: A Journal of Catholic Spirituality