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State University of New York Press

Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State's History

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Title: Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Author: Dearstyne, Bruce W
ISBN: 9781438456584
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Published: 2015
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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American History 1407594

Publisher Description:
Winner of the 2016 Award for Merit presented by the American Association for State and Local History

In this lively and engaging book, Bruce W. Dearstyne presents New York State history by exploring sixteen dramatic events. From the launch of the state government in April 1777 to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, these events altered the course of state and US history. Chapters describe great political changes, historical turning points, and struggles for social, racial, and environmental reform. The book includes daring acts of courage and against-the-odds stories of struggle and triumph. Dearstyne puts the fascinating people who made history at the center of the story, including John Jay, the lead writer of the first state constitution; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the irrepressible crusader for women's rights; Glenn Curtiss, New York's aviation pioneer; and Robert Moses, controversial president of the 1964 New York World's Fair. This book makes history come alive. The momentous events illustrate the spirit of New York--the elusive traits that make New York State unique and a leader among the fifty states--and the complexity of its history.