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New York State : Peoples Places and Priorities: A Concise History with Sources (Hardcover) (Joanne

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The state of New York is virtually a nation unto itself. Long one of the most populous states and home of the country’s most dynamic city, New York is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation’s history.

In New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities, Joanne Reitano brings the history of this great state alive for readers. Clear and accessible, the book features:

  • Primary documents and illustrations in each chapter, encouraging engagement with historical sources and issues

  • Timelines for every chapter, along with lists of recommended reading and websites

  • Themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leadership running throughout the text

  • Coverage from the colonial period up through the present day, including the Great Recession and Andrew Cuomo’s governorship

Highly readable and up-to-date, New York State: Peoples, Places, and Priorities is a vital resource for anyone studying, teaching, or just interested in the history of the Empire State.

New York is virtually a nation unto itself. It is geographically strategic, economically prominent, socially diverse, culturally innovative, and politically influential. These characteristics have made New York distinctive in our nation?s history.

In A Concise History of New York State, Joanne Reitano has managed to boil down the history of this great state into a length suitable for a one-semester course. Her synthesis is paired with primary sources and interesting illustrations, bringing history alive for students. The book is organized chronologically, covering traditional history, while highlighting interesting individuals and events that illuminate the change and continuity of history over time. Each chapter uses cultural issues to introduce the period covered, followed by the themes of labor, liberty, lifestyles, land, and leaders.

With a clear and accessible narrative that brings the story of New York up to the present day, A Concise History of New York State is a vital resource for anyone studying or teaching the history of the Empire State.

Number of Pages: 301
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Middle Atlantic
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Joanne Reitano
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2015
TCIN: 18849081
UPC: 9780415819978
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2338

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