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New York
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081605410X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5410-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 974.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 160


New York describes life in the early colony, including such details as the importance of the fur trade, wars instrumental to New York’s development, the discrimination suffered by various peoples under Peter Stuyvesant, and the games the colonists enjoyed. It discusses the early explorers of the area, such as Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain, and the Dutch West Indies Company's role in the formation of the colony. An entire chapter is devoted to the American Indians, such as the Wappinger and Montauk, who lived in the area. Readers will also learn about post-Revolution New York, including the continued presence of slavery and New York City's designation as the capital of the new country, as well as the part it played in the formation of the Constitution.

Sidebars include:

  • Committees of Correspondence
  • Constructing a longhouse
  • Margaret Corbin
  • Dating the start of the League of the Iroquois
  • Henry Hudson's fourth voyage
  • Jacob Leisler
  • Nine pins
  • The division of the Duke's grant
  • The first Jews in New Amsterdam
  • Slavery in New York
  • Walloons
  • Sir Peter Warren.


52 black-and-white photographs. 13 maps and graphs. Index. Appendix of historical sites in the state. Sidebars. Timeline. Further reading list.

About the Author(s)

Craig A. Doherty has a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. Editor and co-owner of Field Trial Magazine, he has 11 years' experience teaching English at the high school level and six years' experience teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels.

Katherine M. Doherty has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Director of learning resources for New Hampshire Community College, she has worked as a librarian at elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school districts. A member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the New Hampshire State Library Advisory Council, Doherty serves as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.

Together Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty are coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults.

Reviews and Awards

"The clear narrative style is interesting and accessible...Clear explanations of events often explored in classrooms make this a valuable resource for school libraries."

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