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The Hudson River Valley Review: Spring 2014 issue

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The spring issue begins with “‘The Great North River of New Netherland’: The Hudson River and Dutch Colonization” by Jaap Jacobs, which examines how the old-world colonists faced, and translated, their new-world experience. This article is adapted from the second annual Handel-Krom lecture in Hudson River Valley History. Amy Godine’s “The Abolitionist and The Land Reformer: Gerrit Smith and Tom Devyr” examines the relationship and the differences between these two men so dedicated to social change. Laurence M. Hauptman and Heriberto Dixon present a biography of a leader as well as his campaign for improving the conditions of the Ramapough in “The Recognizable Ramapough: Chief Butch Redbone’s Quest for Federal and State Acknowledgement.” James Johnson offers a Notes and Documents article presenting and adapting Merle Sheffield’s research into the design of Fort Arnold in the Hudson Highlands. Thom Johnson and Rob Yasinsac share their recent “discovery” about the unknown past of the Northgate Estate in Cold Spring. Of course, we feature a Regional Writing poem, three book reviews, and the latest batch of New and Noteworthy books to come our way.

 You can preview the issue, read the contributors’ notes, Book Reviews, and New and Noteworthy Books online at: http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/review/.

The Hudson River Valley Review is available at select booksellers and museum giftshops throughout the region for $15.00 each. Subscriptions are available through the website at: http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/review/subscribe.html, or by calling 845-575-3052. A one-year subscription (two issues) is $20.00, save even more by subscribing for two years at $35.00.

Articles in the Spring 2014 issue:

“The Great North River of New Netherland”: The Hudson River and Dutch Colonization; Jaap Jacobs

 The Abolitionist and The Land Reformer: Gerrit Smith and Tom Devyr; Amy Godine

 The Recognizable Ramapough: Chief Butch Redbone’s Quest for Federal and State Acknowledgement; Laurence M. Hauptman and Heriberto Dixon

 Notes & Documents

Who Planned Fort Arnold?; James M. Johnson

 Regional History Forum

The Ruins of the Northgate Estate in Cold Spring; Thom Johnson and Rob Yasinsac

 PLUS : Regional Writing, Book Reviews, and New & Noteworthy

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