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Sullivan-Clinton Campaign logo and linkThe Sullivan Clinton Campaign

The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 was the largest expedition ever before mounted against the Indians of North America. This year is its 226th anniversary. Events across New York will commemorate it. This site is an idiosyncratic attempt to grapple with the issues raised by this Revolutionary War campaign against the loyalist Iroquois nations in Central and Western New York. click here

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Logo of Upstate New York History Education AllianceThe Upstate New York American History Education Alliance provides history teachers in over 90 school districts in thirteen counties with professional development opportunities through its Upstate New York Teaching of American History Project. The project has been funded by a three-year, U. S. Department of Education grant of over $900,000 to implement a year-round program to enhance teachers' knowledge and appreciation of American history content through a variety of activities.  Visit their site here.
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The Brooklyn EagleBrooklyn Daily Eagle Online!

The Brooklyn Public Library and their Brooklyn Collection have made the full text of the Brooklyn Eagle from 1841 to 1902 available online at Brooklyn Daily Eagle Online [http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle/].
This has been a massive project, digitalizing  approximately 147,000 pages of newspaper. Access can be gained either by date of issue or by keyword searching. The site provides access to important primary source material and includes obituaries, marriage notice, society, gossip, lists of war casualties, and everyday news items.

The site and database have known issues with firewalls, security settings, and older browsers. Be sure to visit the  Getting Started page before searching the database. 

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Upstate History Alliance

Established in 1971, the Alliance is a non-profit organization which provides support, advice and training to historical societies, museums, historians and others interested in history in upstate New York.

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Book Cover of "The Empire State"The Empire State

A new history of New York State, published by Cornell University Press for the New York State Historical Association.
The Empire State serves as a successor to David Ellis' A Short History of New York State, for many years the standard one-volume account of the state but today outdated and long out of print.
It has been over forty years since the last entirely new comprehensive scholarly history of New York was published. 

Reviewed by Douglas Kohler for New York History Net. 
Reviewed by Nancy Kwak for New York History Net.

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The Island at the Center of the World

The Island at the Center of the World

To learn more about this new work, go to www.islandatthecenter.com. Then click on Read an Excerpt to read Russell Shorto's prologue, a tribute to Dr. Gehring and the work of the New Netherland Project, which became the exciting "hub" of the author's research.
Read the first chapter
Read a New York Times review
Another review from the New York Times may be found here.
Reviewed by J.H. Westbrook for New York History Net

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The Halfmoon under the World Trade CenterThe World Trade Center and History — assessing the damage

Ensuring the collection, preservation, and interpretation of paper-based and electronic records, oral histories, video and audio recordings, and graphic images related to the WTC tragedy is a monumental task.  All of us interested in the State's history - whether as archivists, family historians, academics, primary and secondary instructors, or local government historians - can contribute to this effort. Click here for details

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Voyage of Discovery - New NetherlandNew Netherland: 
An Exploration of Past and Present
An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for the 4th Grade

This curriculum has been developed in partnership with New York State certified educators, and introduces learning objectives within the framework of the history of the New Netherland colony. Click here to order.

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Travels Through HistoryTravels Through History

Travels Through History, a new company specializing in history tours, offers personally-tailored tours on any historical topic. Their expertise is the Underground Railroad.  The proprietor, Tom Calarco, is the author of two books on the subject that will be published this summer. He also is the creator of an exhibit on the Underground Railroad in northern New York, which will be part of a statewide exhibit being presented by the Harriet Tubman Museum in Auburn, N.Y.  Contact them here

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The New-York Historical Society is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of its semi-annual publication The New-York Journal of American History. The Journal is a revival of the New-York Historical Society Quarterly, which was published between 1917 and 1980. The new publication, edited by Valerie Paley, is designed to serve both scholars and the general history enthusiast alike. See press release here See table of contents here
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A resource for teachers, the Adirondack History Network supports social studies education through standards-based curriculum development. The site includes materials about Adirondack history specifically, New York State history in general and American history over all. The site presents the history of the Adirondacks and the Adirondack Park through textual narrative modules, historic photographs, primary documents, and historic records from the collections of the Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, New York. Although developed for classroom teachers and students of state and local history, the site is of interest to those engaged in historic research at all levels, including the field of Women's History.

The site also includes narrative units about Adirondack history. You will find information about Adirondack guides, the timber industry, the establishment of the Adirondack Park, the lives of Adirondack women in the nineteenth century and much more. Each history unit is illustrated with historic photographs or ephemera from the collections of the Adirondack Museum. click here for Adirondack History Net

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Rochester History logo and linkRochester History is a journal that covers the history of Rochester and western New York.  All articles are available on-line - from 1939 to the present.  To view the articles, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can search all articles using the Table of Contents or you can search for specific topics in articles from 1939 to 1993 with the Index
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Erie Canal by L.F. Tantillo and web site linkL. F. Tantillo is a fine artist who is a treasure for all students of New York history. We are fortunate to have someone of his scholarship and skill to record his visions of New York State. You may visit his website by clicking on the image of his painting of The Old Erie Canal, Lock 33, St. Johnsville, New York, circa 1895.
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Colonial Albany Project linkThe Colonial Albany Social History Project was formed in 1981 to understand community life in early America by studying the contributions of the every person who lived in the city of Albany during its formative years. The project has in-progress intensive, biographical studies of each of the 16,000 diverse individuals who founded and built the city of Albany. The Colonial Albany Project presents the story of early Albany people and their world to diverse audiences in publications, through public programs incorporating the popular appeal of creative exhibitions, video imagery, and music, and on its Internet website. This website was originally developed by internet historian Mary E. Sullivan and is now maintained by State Museum community historian Stefan Bielinski, who has spent 18 years researching this area.
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Existing Railroad stations in New York State
This site is an extraordinary presentation with charm and style. It is an attempt to inventory all the railroad stations in New York. The creator of the site, Charles P. Woolever, feels that sharing this information on the Internet helps others who are interested in the history and preservation of classic railroad stations.
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The Making of New York logo and link
Don't let their logo fool you. It is not just a New York City site. It is a cooperative effort by New York's 11 Comprehensive Research Libraries (NYCRL) to create a New York State Digital Library. The digital library will ultimately consist of electronic resources from the 11 NYCRL libraries and from libraries, archives and special collections throughout New York. They have a nice collection of links arranged by subject.
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Half Moon New Netherland Museum logo and linkThe New Netherland Museum operates the Half Moon, a reproduction of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed from Holland to the New World in 1609. It has information on America's Dutch Heritage, Henry Hudson's 1609 Voyage and the text of the Articles of Capitulation to the English, amongst a host of other gems. All those who have an interest in the early history of what was to become New York ought to visit. It has both English and Dutch versions.
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Long Island History logo and linkLong Island: Our Story, began as a daily series published by Newsday from September, 1997, through June, 1998. In addition to the hundreds of pages produced for Newsday's print editions, this site offers a wealth of additional photos, source documents, audio, video and more.
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