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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David Ellis' A Short History of New York State, for many years the standard one-volume account of the state but today outdated and long out of print.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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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 decades researching this area
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