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Suggested Reading

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Bradley, Elizabeth L. Knickerbocker: The Myth Behind New York. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rivergate Books, 2009.

Gibberd, Ben. New York Waters: Profiles from the Edge. Photographs by Randy Duchaine. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot, 2007.

Johnson, Kathleen Eagen. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: New York’s River Festival of 1909 and the Making of a Metropolis. New York: Fordham University Press, 2009.

Kurlansky, Mark. The Big Oyster: New York in the World—A Molluscular History. London: Jonathan Cape, 2006.

La Rocco, Barbara. Going Coastal, New York City: Urban Waterfront Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Fordham University Press, 2009.

Lewis, Tom. The Hudson: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

Lopate, Phillip. Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan. New York: Crown, 2004.

A Maritime History of New York. Compiled by workers of the Writers Program of the Work Projects Administration for the City of New York. Brooklyn: Going Coastal, 2004.

Panetta, Roger, ed. Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture. New York: Fordham University Press, 2009.

Sanderson, Eric. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. New York: Abrams, 2009.

Seaport: New York’s Vanished Waterfront: Photographs from the Edwin Levick Collection. Text by Phillip Lopate. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2004.

Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. New York: Doubleday, 2004.

Swett, Benjamin, ed. The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide. New York: Quantuck Lane Press, 2009.

Talbott, Hudson. River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.

Venema, Janny. Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652 –1664. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.



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