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By Warren Roberts

A trip into Albany’s old previous and the city’s position in 3 pivotal ancient narratives: the yank 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 guts of town during which he had lived for thirty-five years. therefore all started a ten-year trip into the background of Albany, ny. interpreting concerning the city’s previous, poring over previous maps, and returning many times to the city’s old websites together with his digicam, Roberts chanced on that the extra he delved into Albany’s heritage, the extra he exposed in regards to the city’s very important function in 3 higher ancient narratives: the yank Revolution, the French Revolution, and the development of the Erie Canal. a spot in heritage isn't just approximately Albany’s function in those ancient narratives, yet is usually concerning the women and men who have been stuck up in it, their public lives in addition to their deepest intrigues, dalliances, and foibles. As Roberts indicates, the background that opened up alongside the Hudson River among 1775 and 1825 stored one revolution, brought on one other, remodeled town of Albany and the nation of latest York, and finally helped lay the rules of a world economy.

“If you like Albany heritage … there are lucrative moments [in this book].” — Schenectady day-by-day Gazette

“Warren Roberts has given us a hugely own examine Albany in innovative and Federal classes, to stake out what he believes used to be the capital’s function in nationwide, even global, affairs of the time. proficient by way of scholarship, Roberts’ ebook is still directed at a huge viewers, one he hopes will detect Albany anew.” — box Horne, Chair, convention on manhattan nation History

Warren Roberts is exotic 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 pictures of the French Revolution, additionally released through SUNY Press; Jacques-Louis David, innovative Artist: artwork, Politics, and the French Revolution; Jane Austen and the French Revolution; and Morality and Social category in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Painting.

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