Bi-Centennial History of Albany

History of the County of Albany, N. Y. , from 1609 to 1886

Author: George Rogers Howell

Publisher: Sagwan Press

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Page: 654

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Bi-Centennial History of Albany: History of the County of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886;

Author: George Rogers Howell

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 654

View: 317

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Historic Theaters of New York's Capital District

Author: John A. Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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For generations, residents of New York's Capital District have flocked to the region's numerous theaters. The history behind the venues is often more compelling than the shows presented in them. John Wilkes Booth brushed with death on stage while he and Abraham Lincoln were visiting Albany. The first exhibition of broadcast television was shown at Proctor's Theater in Schenectady, although the invention ironically contributed to the downfall of theaters across the nation. A fired manager of the Green Street Theatre seized control of the theater with a group of armed men, but Albany police stormed the building and the former manager regained control. Author John A. Miller charts the entertaining history.

Worker and Community

Response to Industrialization in a Nineteenth Century American City, Albany, New York, 1850-1884

Author: Brian Greenberg

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Albany (N.Y.)

Page: 227

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Worker and Community focuses on the social and cultural impact of industrialization in Albany, New York during the middle decades of the nineteenth century. More than a local study, it uses Albany as a laboratory in which to examine this important force in social history. The study looks first at the full range of economic actions in which the city's workers participated between 1850 and 1884--organized strikes, labor riots, public demonstrations, and reform movements. It also examines community influences as workers defined themselves in part through affiliation with a particular ethnic group, church, fraternal society, and political party. The worker's struggle against prison contract labor, as discussed in Greenberg's text, reveals acceptance of the free labor tradition along with an emerging interest-group consciousness.

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Author: Dena J. Epstein

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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Category: Music

Page: 433

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"Awarded both the Chicago Folklore Prize and the Simkins Prize of the Southern Historical AssociationFrom the plaintive tunes of woe sung by exiled kings and queens of Africa to the spirited worksongs and ""shouts"" of freedmen, in Sinful Tunes and Spirituals Dena J. Epstein traces the course of early black folk music in all its guises. This classic work is being reissued with a new author's preface on the silver anniversary of its original publication."

ALBANY BI-CENTENNIAL HISTORICA

Author: Anthony Bleecker 1837-1910 Banks

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 973

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

New York: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

Author: Bruce Bliven

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 228

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From the Big Apple to Niagara Falls, the state of New York has always had enormous fascination for Americans. From the Empire State have come major influences on almost every aspect of American life. Particularly advantageous landforms and waterways enabled the explorers and settlers and entrepreneurs of early New York to move ahead of others, and the strategic location of New York City with its outstanding harbor also helped the state reach dominance. But as the author of this book shows, almost from the beginning on the tip of Manhattan Island, New York has benefited from the varied talents of successive influxes of diverse ethnic and racial groups. In conflict though they often were, they have also been a source of hte state's cultural richness and economic strength.

The Scribner House of New Albany

A Bicentennial Commemoration

Author: Anne Caudill

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 917

The Scribner House stands proudly on the banks of the Ohio River, a testament to the community it has seen through two centuries. Joel, Nathaniel and Abner Scribner founded New Albany when they arrived by flatboat from Pennsylvania in the early nineteenth century. Those pioneers built a thriving town--the largest in Indiana until after the Civil War. Join Piankeshaw Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on a fascinating trip through the halls of the house they preserve. These expert stewards tell the stories of the Scribner House's tenants and the history of New Albany that happened both in its halls and outside its front door.