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History of New York State

The History of New York State covers from Colonial America to 2006. For recent events see New York.

see also History of New York City

BibliographyEdit

SurveysEdit

  • Blond, Becca, and China Williams. Lonely Planet New York State (2004) excerpt and online search from Amazon.com, a guide book.
  • Eisenstadt, Peter, Laura-Eve Moss, and Carole F. Huxley, eds. The Encyclopedia Of New York State (2005) 1900 pages of articles by experts. The best starting point.
  • Ellis, David M., James A. Frost, Harold C. Syrett, and Harry J. Carman. A History of New York State. (2nd ed. 1967).
  • Ellis, David M., James A. Frost, and William B. Fink. New York: The Empire State (4th ed. 1975)
  • Flick, Alexander C. (ed.). History of the State of New York. 10 vol, 1933–37
  • Galie, Peter J. Ordered Liberty: A Constitutional History of New York (1996) online edition
  • Hedrick, U.P. A History of Agriculture in the State of New York (1983)
  • Jackson, Kenneth T. ed, The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995)
  • Klein, Milton M., ed. The Empire State: A History of New York. (2001). the latest scholarly overview excerpts and online search from Amazon.com
  • Roberts, Ellis Henry. New York: The Planting and the Growth of the Empire State (1904), survey to 1900 online from books.google.com
  • Thompson, J. H. ed., The Geography of New York State (rev. ed. 1977)

Pre 1820Edit

  • Alexander, De Alva Stanwood, A Political History of the State of New York (1906) 4 vol; detailed narratibve history online Vol I 1774-1832
  • Becker, Carl Becker. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776. (1909). online edition online at books.google.com
  • Bonomi, Patricia U. A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York. 1971. online edition
  • Brooks, Charles E. Frontier Settlement and Market Revolution: The Holland Land Purchase (1996) online edition
  • Countryman, Edward. A People In Revolution: The American Revolution and Political Society in New York, 1760-1790. 1981.
  • DePauw, Linda. The Eleventh Pillar: New York State and the Federal Constitution. (1966).
  • Fox, Dixon Ryan. The Decline of the Aristocracy in the Politics of New York. (1919), a broad political history 1770–1830.
  • Gerlach, Don R. Philip Schuyler and the American Revolution in New York, 1733-1777 (1964) online edition
  • Hanyan, Craig, and Mary L. Hanyan. De Witt Clinton and the Rise of the People's Men (1996) online edition
  • Jacobs, Jaap. New Netherland: A Dutch Colony in Seventeenth-Century America (2005) online edition
  • Kammen, Michael. Colonial New York: A History. 1975.
  • Kenney, Alice P. Stubborn for Liberty: The Dutch in New York. (1975).
  • Kim, Sung Bok, Landlord and Tennant in Colonial New York: Manorial Society 1664-1775 (1978)
  • McManus, Edgar J - A History of Negro Slavery in New York (1966)
  • Ritchie, Robert C. The Duke's Province: A Study of New York Politics and Society, 1664-1691 (1977) online edition
  • Spaulding, E. Wilder. New York in the Critical Period, 1781-1789. (1932).
  • Young, Alfred F. The Democratic Republicans of New York: The Origins, 1763-1797. (1967), a view from the Left.

1820-1920Edit

  • Alexander, De Alva Stanwood, A Political History of the State of New York (1906) 4 vol; detailed narrative history online Vol I 1774-1832, online Vol II 1833-1861 online Vol III 1861-1882
  • Bruegel, Martin. Farm, Shop, Landing: The Rise of a Market Society in the Hudson Valley, 1780-1860 (2002)
  • Cross, Whitney R. The Burned Over District: The Social and Intellectual History of Enthusiastic Religion in Western New York, 1800-1850 (1950)
  • Gosnell, Harold F. Boss Platt and His New York Machine: A Study of the Political Leadership of Thomas C. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Others (1924) online edition
  • Huston, Reeve. Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York (2000) online edition
  • Kaminski, John P. George Clinton: Yeoman Politician of the New Republic (1993)
  • McCurdy, Charles W. The Anti-Rent Era in New York Law and Politics, 1839-1865 (2001) online edition
  • Niven, John. Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics (1983)
  • Shaw, Ronald E. Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854. (University of Kentucky Press, 1966)
  • Van Dusen, Glyndon, William Henry Seward (1967)
  • Yellowitz, Irwin. Labor and the Progressive Movement in New York State, 1897-1916. [1965]. online edition

1920-presentEdit

  • Bellush, Bernard; Franklin D. Roosevelt as Governor of New York (1955) online
  • Brown, Phil. In the Catskills: A Century of Jewish Experience in "The Mountains" (2002) online edition
  • Connery, Robert H. and Gerald Benjamin. Governing New York State: The Rockefeller Years, (1974) online.
  • Davis Kenneth S. FDR: The New York Years, 1928-1933. 1979.
  • Doig, Jameson W. Empire on the Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision and Political Power at the Port of New York Authority (2000) online edition
  • Galie, Peter J.; Ordered Liberty: A Constitutional History of New York (1996)
  • Gallagher, Jay. The Politics of Decline, A Chronicle of New York's Descent and What You Can Do To Save Your State (2005), conservative critique
  • Hartzwell, Karl Drew The Empire State at War: World War II (1949) online edition
  • Ingalls, Robert P. Herbert H. Lehman and New York's Little New Deal (1975) online edition
  • Liebschutz, Sarah F., Robert W. Bailey, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Joseph F. Zimmerman, and Jane Shapiro Zacek; New York Politics & Government: Competition and Compassion (1998) textbook online
  • McClelland, Peter D., and Alan L. Magdovitz, Crisis in the Making: The Political Economy of New York State since 1945 (1981)
  • McElvaine Robert S. Mario Cuomo: A Biography. 1988.
  • Marlin, George J. Squandered Opportunities: New York's Pataki Years (2006) by Conservative party activist
  • Moscow Warren. Politics in the Empire State. 1948.
  • Munger Frank J., and Ralph A. Straitz. New York Politics. 1960.
  • Mumpower,Jeryl L., and Warren F. Ilchman, New York State in the Year 2000 (1988)
  • New York State Writers' Program; New York: A Guide to the Empire State (1940) famous guidebook by WPA online
  • Pecorella, Robert F., and Jeffrey M. Stonecash. Governing New York State (2006) excerpt and online search from Amazon.com
  • Slayton, Robert A. Empire Statesman: The Rise and Redemption of Al Smith (2001) excerpts and online search from Amazon.com
  • Smith, Richard Norton. Thomas E. Dewey and His Times. 1982,
  • Spitzer, Robert J. The Right to Life Movement and Third Party Politics (1987) online edition
  • Stonecash, Jeffrey M., John K. White, and Peter W. Colby, eds., Governing New York State (1994)
  • Thompson, John Henry. The Geography of New York State (1977)
  • Ward, Robert B. New York State Government (2nd ed 2006), 512pp
  • Zeller, Belle; Pressure Politics in New York: A Study of Group Representation before the Legislature (1937) online