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Schenectady

Frontier Village to Colonial City

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Schenectady began as a Dutch settlement and grew into a British and then American metropolis on the banks of the Mohawk River. Characteristically stubborn Dutchman battled over land ownership and clashed with newcomers during the early colonial days. Religious conflict erupted as Methodists struggled to overcome adversity, and Presbyterians and the Dutch Reform struggled to share a new and thriving community. At the same time, important developments took place. Construction of roads and waterways made the city the gateway to the west, and the founding of institutions such as Union College brought refinement to what had once been the rough-edged New World. Originally compiled in 1946 by city historian William B. Efner, this collection of essays by local historians captures the spirit and grit that shaped early Schenectady.
Release date Australia
January 3rd, 2011
Contributor
Edited by Don Rittner
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
History Press Library Editions
Pages
162
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9781540229991
Product ID
28112954

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