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Author: Frances Dunwell
ISBN: 0231070438
Subcategory: Americas
Pages 264 pages
Publisher Columbia University Press (April 15, 1992)
Language English
Category: History
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by Frances Dunwell


Hudson River Highlands Paperback – April 15, 1992. by Frances Dunwell (Author)

Hudson River Highlands Paperback – April 15, 1992. by Frances Dunwell (Author). From the late 1800s to the present, the Hudson has charted a course for ideas about conservation and environmental protection that culminated in the Storm King lawsuits of the 1960s.

Frances Dunwell has studied and worked to preserve the Hudson River for the last 40 years. She, I believe, still works for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as the Hudson River Estuary Coordinator where she oversees the Hudson's rigorous fish and wildlife conservation program. This book was originally titled: The Hudson River Highlands, published in 1991, at the time the author was completing a Master’s Degree. In 2008, the book was expanded and updated and became this book, The Hudson: America’s River.

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Discusses the area's folklore and history, its portrayal in art, the role of West Point as a gateway to America, and the creation of Bear Mountain Park.

Columbia University Press, 1991 - Science - 264 pages. Discusses the area's folklore and history, its portrayal in art, the role of West Point as a gateway to America, and the creation of Bear Mountain Park.

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Reading Reading Notes Dunwell, Frances: The Hudson: Americas River. This is an excellent book all around the history of the Hudson since Henry Hudson sailed the river to Albany 400 years ago in 1609. Reading notes for The Hudson, America's River by Frances. F. Dunwell, Columbia University Press, New York 2008. Motivation for taking notes this book. In addition to being very informative the book is also inspiring. After having read the book I decided that I'm going to take notes on some or all chapters for future reference and to organize the additional reading I plan to do around the various subjects brought up in the book.

Frances F. Dunwell presents a rich portrait of the Hudson and of the visionary people whose deep relationship with the river inspires changes in American history and culture. Lavishly illustrated with color plates of Hudson River School paintings, period engravings, and glass plate photography, The Hudson captures the spirit of the river through the eyes of its many admirers. Dunwell is the author of Hudson River Highlands and has spent over thirty years in a number of nonprofit and governmental positions dedicated to conserving the natural and historic heritage of the Hudson River. Country of Publication. Columbia University Press.

The Upper Hudson remains today a free-flowing, tumbling mountain stream, and the Lower Hudson a fjord penetrated and dominated by the Hudson Highlands. The Hudson's unique history continues to affect current uses and will surely influence the future in remarkable ways.

Discusses the area's folklore and history, its portrayal in art, the role of West Point as a gateway to America, and the creation of Bear Mountain Park
Kabei
Having just finished working up in the area it was so interesting to read about it and the book makes me want to go back to sight see the homes.
Topmen
This is a very nice local history book. It is well written and extremely informative. Most of all, it was a welcome find buried among the plethora of "Where to go and what to see" books on my local large-chain bookseller's "Regional Interest" shelf, which is dominated by books about visiting The Big Apple and other famous locations, such as the Catskills.

I had not previously lived in the northeastern U.S. when I moved to the mid-Hudson Valley region of NY last summer. For both personal and professional reasons, I wanted a book that would introduce me to some of the key places and events/activites that played important roles in the development of this area throughout history, and may continue to affect what is happening here today. I also wanted to have an accessible historical resource for friends and relatives (most of whom like to read) who might come to visit.

Even though this book was not as exhaustive as I would have liked (for example, it does not include any Native American history, and very little natural history), it still provided a lot of what I wanted. For one, it focuses just on the Hudson Highlands region near where I now live, which is about a 15-mile area between Peekskill and Newburgh.

I also like how the book is organized, with each chapter focusing on a specific industry, group of people, or other activity which was most influential in the region during a specific period of time. Topics include the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; the Hudson River Painters; Millionaire's Row; and the decades-long battle to preserve Storm King Mountain from development by utilities.

The book is rather large but not intimidating. The writing style is almost conversational, but I still feel like I have learned a lot upon completing each chapter. (This is important to me, because I sometimes find laybooks too superficial, but I don't always want or need a textbook either.) The book is also pleasing for the eye, with interesting photographs, drawings, and other graphics; reasonable type size/line spacing; and adequate white space on each page.

All in all, I am very pleased with this book, and several of my houseguests have been also. It was well worth the money.
The Rollers of Vildar
As the book's author, I have worked on conservation of the Hudson River in several roles since 1976. I wrote this book to answer questions for myself: Why is it that people are so passionate about this river? Why is it that people from every state in the U.S. and many foreign countries joined the battle to save Storm King Mountain in the 1960's-1980's? How did the role of the Hudson in the Dutch period, in art and literature, in the treatment of diseases, and in the Revolutionary war come to have such an important effect in determining the river's future today? How has this played out on the landscape, and how can historic structures such as aqueduct tunnels, bridges, forts, castles, and natural areas such as parks and gardens illustrate the thinking of people on the Hudson through time?

The book describes the key role the Hudson River played in shaping ideas about nature that were expressed in Dutch folklore, military strategy, the Hudson River School of Painters, and the writings of Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe and Hermann Melville. From the late 1800s to the present, the Hudson has charted a course for ideas about conservation and environmental protection that culminated in the Storm King lawsuits of the 1960s. These set national precedents regarding the rights of citizens to sue the government for protection of the environment and led to the adoption of the National Environmental Policy Act. The Hudson Highlands was a focal point for all of these developments on the Hudson River.

The book is told as a series of stories showing how each of these periods in history influenced the next, leading up to the role of the Hudson in affecting national conservation policy. It describes the role of reporters, aristocrats, engineers, soldiers and entrepreneurs and explores their thoughts about nature and a river's role in American life.

The book has remained in print since 1991, and people tell me it is a good read and a page-turner. It contains 14 color plates of Hudson River School paintings and over 100 high quality black and white photographs, engravings, paintings and other contemporary art work that capture the feeling of the times.