Invading Paradise

Author: Andrew Brink
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465317627
Size: 12.62 MB
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Invading Paradise: Esopus Settlers at War with Natives, 1659, 1663 reopens and redirects debate about causes of the two Esopus Wars in what are now Kingston and Hurley, New York. Historical studies are found inadequate to explain the conflict and its genocidal outcome. If causality is ever to be reliably decided, the principal actors in this colonial drama need study. Records of aboriginals are understandably scant, while those of settlers are full enough to give impressions of their motivations and attitudes to the frontier. This study is the first to introduce as individuals the main European immigrants involved in the wars. Were they prepared for what confronted them upon acquiring native agricultural lands? Readers are invited to consider exactly what happened to bring on violence.

Picture Rocks

Author: Edward J. Lenik
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584651970
Size: 10.65 MB
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Signs, symbols and images carved or painted on to rock surfaces form part of the cultural history of many societies and have led to much speculation and inquiry into their meaning, date and how they were produced. This study looks at examples of pictographs and petroglyphs in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well as in New England, New York and New Jersey. Edward Lenik studies how the images were produced and how they might be interpreted and placed within the context of local archaeological and historical knowledge and oral history. He concludes that this art form `defines a place' in both a physical and spiritual sense and cannot be divorced from their environmental and cultural setting.

Set In Stone

Author: Kenneth Shefsiek
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438464350
Size: 14.96 MB
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Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture. In 1678, seven French-speaking Protestant families established the village of New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Life on the edge of European settlement presented many challenges, but a particular challenge for these ethnic Walloon families, originally from the southern Spanish Netherlands, was that they lived in a Dutch cultural region in an English colony. In Set in Stone, Kenneth Shefsiek explores how the founders and their descendants reacted to and perpetuated this multiethnic cultural environment for generations. As the founding families controlled their town economically and politically, they creatively and selectively blended the cultures available to them. They allowed their Walloon culture to slip away early in the village’s history, but they continued to combine Dutch and English cultures for more than 150 years. When they finally abandoned the last vestiges of Dutch culture in the early nineteenth century, they did so just as descendants of English colonists began to claim that the national commitment to liberty and freedom was grounded in the nation’s English heritage. Not willing to be marginalized, descendants of the New Paltz Walloons constructed an alternative national narrative, placing their ancestors at the very center of the American story. “Kenneth Shefsiek demonstrates that he has a keen eye for detail, and this careful attention to the small things helps bring New Paltz’s past to life. The book paints a surprising picture of one of the most intriguing communities in early America.” — Andrew Lipman, author of The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Specific Ancestral Lines Of The Boaz Paul Welty Fishel Families

Author: Adrienne Boaz
Publisher: Otter Bay Books, LLC.
ISBN: 9780692278376
Size: 20.83 MB
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Specific Ancestral Lines of the Boaz, Paul, Welty & Fishel Families, published in December 2014 by Otter Bay Books, LLC., includes biographical sketches of each of my daughters' ancestors, which total over 1,090 individuals. The book is 1,095 pages, and of these, 864 pages contain biographical sketches and 88 pages contain tables which demonstrate relationships between individuals (these would be considered “pedigree charts”). It is supported by 125 pages of bibliographic material which is organized alphabetically, as well as an alphabetical name index. There are over 200 images scattered throughout the book, and these include photos of individuals or their gravestones, images of their signatures, photos or architectural drawings of houses in which they resided, maps, or photos of statues or artistic representations of themselves. Included in this book are many transcriptions of wills, deeds, and petitions, and several of these have never been published. Because my husband’s family immigrated to America from southern India, some of these bios contain interesting details about his ancestors’ lives in India from about the middle of the 1800s until the 1960s. The remainder of the book details my ancestors, who were from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe. The immigrant ancestors settled in Ontario and New Brunswick, Canada, as well as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and North Carolina. Later, their descendants migrated to Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, and Kansas.