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Historic Beacon

Author : Robert J. Murphy
ISBN : 0738544914
Genre : History
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Residents of Beacon, New York, are justifiably proud of a community that is rich in history and promise. In this exquisite collection of images, local historians Robert J. Murphy and Denise Doring VanBuren uncover the fascinating past of Beacon and the people who have called it home. The community's earliest permanent European settler was Madam Catheryna Rombout Brett, whose c. 1709 home is preserved within the city as the the oldest building in Dutchess County. Within the vicinity of the Madam Brett Homestead, two distinct villages grew: Matteawan, a manufacturing community at the foot of the mountain, and Fishkill Landing, a Hudson River port. Both villages prospered and eventually merged in 1913. Through the decades, the community was hailed as a model of a successful manufacturing center and became the location for several significant Hudson River estates. It played host to one of the longestrunning ferries in American history and introduced one of the first electric streetcar systems in the Hudson River Valley. Perhaps its most well-known feature was the Mount Beacon Incline Railway, a feat of engineering documented as the world's steepest incline railroad.

Van Buren

Author : Tom Wing
ISBN : 9781467115872
Genre : History
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The town of Van Buren was first named after the area post office established in 1831 in honor of Martin Van Buren. The town, which grew up on the Arkansas River, officially took its name when the city was incorporated in 1842. Van Buren's "golden age" occurred in the mid-19th century as steamboats brought settlers, migrating Native Americans, slaves, and European immigrants to the frontier. With Indian Territory (Oklahoma) nearby, Van Buren was an entry point to the West, not unlike St. Louis and Kansas City. After the Civil War, railroads replaced the steamboat as the main mode of transportation and resource distribution across the country. Later, Interstate 40 was built, bisecting the town and contributing to the city's heritage as a transportation center.

Martin Van Buren

Author : Edward L. Widmer
ISBN : 0805069224
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the life and presidency of Martin Van Buren, describing his failed efforts to control such issues as slavery and the great banking panic of 1837.

Beacon Revisited

Author : Robert J. Murphy
ISBN : 0738534501
Genre : History
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Beacon has long been recognized for its historic significance, scenic beauty, and vibrant diversity. Now, this city on the Hudson is undergoing a dramatic renaissance to become a center for the arts as home to one of the world's largest contemporary collections at Dia:Beacon, site of the renowned Tallix Art Foundry, and the address of an increasing number of independent galleries. In Beacon Revisited, informative text is artfully combined with more than two hundred illustrations-many of them never before published-to celebrate Beacon's rich history and its promising future.

Popular Images Of American Presidents

Author : William C. Spragens
ISBN : 031322899X
Genre : History
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The contributors to this volume examine the popular images of twenty-two American presidents. They attempt to determine the public standing of these presidencies and consider each president in terms of his image over time. It is argued that fluctuations in succeeding generations' interpretations of past presidents are significant to understanding the kaleidoscopic nature of presidential images. A variety of analytical approaches is employed, including examination of historical narrative, content analysis of editorials and news coverage, and explication of public opinion survey data. For public reactions and the reactions of other leadership figures, the contributors have drawn from the contemporary press as well as from the writings of historians and political scientists. This collection of essays will open avenues of thought on American political history anb shed new light on the character of past presidents. It will be indispensable to those engaged in the study of political history and political science.

Martin Van Buren And The American Political System

Author : Donald B. Cole
ISBN : 9781400853618
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Donald Cole analyzes the political skills that brought Van Buren the nickname Little Magician," describing how he built the Albany Regency (which became a model for political party machines) and how he created the Democratic party of Andrew Jackson. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

We Meant Well

Author : Peter Van Buren
ISBN : 9781429995238
Genre : Political Science
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq—a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation through art? How about an isolated milk factory that cannot get its milk to market? Or a pastry class training women to open cafés on bombed-out streets without water or electricity? According to Peter Van Buren, we bought all these projects and more in the most expensive hearts-and-minds campaign since the Marshall Plan. We Meant Well is his eyewitness account of the civilian side of the surge—that surreal and bollixed attempt to defeat terrorism and win over Iraqis by reconstructing the world we had just destroyed. Leading a State Department Provincial Reconstruction Team on its quixotic mission, Van Buren details, with laser-like irony, his yearlong encounter with pointless projects, bureaucratic fumbling, overwhelmed soldiers, and oblivious administrators secluded in the world's largest embassy, who fail to realize that you can't rebuild a country without first picking up the trash. Darkly funny while deadly serious, We Meant Well is a tragicomic voyage of ineptitude and corruption that leaves its writer—and readers—appalled and disillusioned but wiser.

Martin Van Buren And The Emergence Of American Popular Politics

Author : Joel H. Silbey
ISBN : 074252244X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the early part of the nineteenth century, America was skeptical of popular politics, distrustful of political parties, and disdainful of political management. However, as prominent historian Joel H. Silbey demonstrates, Martin Van Buren took the lead among his contemporaries in remolding the old political order as he captured the New York state governorship, a seat in the United States Senate, and ultimately the Presidency. Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics takes a fresh look at the life and political career of one of America's most often overlooked, yet most influential, public figures.

American Indian Policy In The Jacksonian Era

Author : Ronald N. Satz
ISBN : 0806134321
Genre : History
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The Jacksonian period has long been recognized as a watershed era in American Indian policy. Ronald N. Satz’s American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era uses the perspectives of both ethnohistory and public administration to analyze the formulation, execution, and results of government policies of the 1830s and 1840s. In doing so, he examines the differences between the rhetoric and the realities of those policies and furnishes a much-needed corrective to many simplistic stereo-types about Jacksonian Indian policy.

Greater Baldwinsville

Author : Sue Ellen McManus
ISBN : 0738572942
Genre : History
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Greater Baldwinsville encompasses the towns of Lysander and Van Buren with their numerous hamlets, as well as the village of Baldwinsville, which straddles the banks of the Seneca River. Greater Baldwinsville features more than 200 historic images, including views of tobacco farming, Barge Canal lock construction, boatbuilding, bobsledding, suffragettes, gas wells, an Underground Railroad station, and architectural works by Horatio Nelson White, Archimedes Russell, Ward Wellington Ward, and Charles Erastus Colton. Photographs showcase the first U.S. church to be electrified, the home of the Whig party, and Morris Machine Works, the company whose global renown resulted from a local inventor's discovery. Rural scenes include area hamlets of Plainville, Memphis, Warners, Lysander, Lamson, and Jack's Reef.

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