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By Warren Roberts

A trip into Albany’s old previous and the city’s position in 3 pivotal historic narratives: the yankee Revolution, the French Revolution, and the development of the Erie Canal.

In 1998, after finishing a ebook at the French Revolution, Warren Roberts took a bicycle trip into the center of the town within which he had lived for thirty-five years. therefore all started a ten-year trip into the heritage of Albany, manhattan. interpreting in regards to the city’s previous, poring over previous maps, and returning time and again to the city’s historical websites together with his digicam, Roberts came across that the extra he delved into Albany’s heritage, the extra he exposed concerning the city’s vital function in 3 greater ancient narratives: the yankee Revolution, the French Revolution, and the development of the Erie Canal. a spot in heritage is not just approximately Albany’s position in those historic narratives, yet can be in regards to the women and men who have been stuck up in it, their public lives in addition to their inner most intrigues, dalliances, and foibles. As Roberts exhibits, the historical past that spread out alongside the Hudson River among 1775 and 1825 stored one revolution, prompted one other, remodeled the town of Albany and the country of recent York, and eventually helped lay the rules of a world economy.

“If you're keen on Albany historical past … there are worthwhile moments [in this book].” — Schenectady day-by-day Gazette

“Warren Roberts has given us a hugely own examine Albany in progressive and Federal classes, to stake out what he believes used to be the capital’s position in nationwide, even global, affairs of the time. educated by means of scholarship, Roberts’ ebook is still directed at a large viewers, one he hopes will realize Albany anew.” — box Horne, Chair, convention on big apple nation History

Warren Roberts is special instructing Professor of historical past on the collage at Albany–SUNY. he's the writer of Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, progressive Artists: the general public, the population, and photographs of the French Revolution, additionally released via SUNY Press; Jacques-Louis David, progressive Artist: paintings, Politics, and the French Revolution; Jane Austen and the French Revolution; and Morality and Social type in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Painting.

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