New York's Part in History

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

This book gives a thorough study of the early history of New York. Written in 1915 by Sherman Williams, it gives the history of:

  1. The Indians of New York

  2. Sir William Johnson and the Iroquois Confederacy

  3. The Struggle for Supremacy

  4. New York under the Dutch

  5. The Manor of Rensselaerswyck

  6. New York as an English colony

  7. Albany as a colonial center

  8. Indian Trails

  9. New York in the Revolution

  10. New York in the Border Wars

  11. Burgoyne's Invasion

  12. Sullivan's Expedition

  13. Alexander Hamilton and the Federal Constitution

  14. Robert R. Livingston and the Louisiana Purchase

  15. William H. Seward and the Purchase of Alaska

  16. The Erie Canal and the Commercial Supremacy of the State of New York

  17. Andrew Sloan Draper and the Public School System of the State of New York

Several early maps and illustrations are also included.

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