New York Diaries

New York Diaries

Writings culled from the archives of libraries, historical societies, and private estates have been assembled to offer a view of the iconic metropolis of New York.

Author: Teresa Carpenter

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0812974255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

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Writings culled from the archives of libraries, historical societies, and private estates have been assembled to offer a view of the iconic metropolis of New York. Includes excerpts from the writings of Henry Hudson, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Andy Warhol, and many others
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot

The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot

Carroll's New York City Directory to the Hotels of Note, Places of Amusement, Public Buildings ... Etc. New York: Carroll, 1859. http://archive.org/details/carrollsnewyorkc00carr. Carpenter, Teresa, ed. New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009.

Author: Matthew Spady

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823289431

Category: History

Page: 479

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“An illuminating treat! . . . it retraces the neighborhood’s fascinating arc from remote woodland estate to the enduring Beaux Arts streetscape.” —Eric K. Washington, award-winning author of Boss of the Grips This fully illustrated history peels back the many layers of a rural society evolving into an urban community, enlivened by the people who propelled it forward: property owners, tenants, laborers, and servants. It tells the intricate tale of how individual choices in the face of family dysfunction, economic crises, technological developments, and the myriad daily occurrences that elicit personal reflection and change of course pushed Audubon Park forward to the cityscape that distinguishes the neighborhood today. A longtime evangelist for Manhattan’s Audubon Park neighborhood, author Matthew Spady delves deep into the lives of the two families most responsible over time for the anomalous arrangement of today’s streetscape: the Audubons and the Grinnells. Beginning with the Audubons’ return to America in 1839 and John James Audubon’s purchase of fourteen acres of farmland, The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot follows the many twists and turns of the area’s path from forest to city, ending in the twenty-first century with the Audubon name re-purposed in today’s historic district, a multiethnic, multi-racial urban neighborhood far removed from the homogeneous, Eurocentric Audubon Park suburb. “This well-documented saga of demographics chronicles a dazzling cast of characters and a plot fraught with idealism, speculation, and expansion, as well as religious, political, and real estate machinations.” —Roberta J.M. Olson, PhD, Curator of Drawings, New-York Historical Society The story of the area’s evolution from hinterland to suburb to city is comprehensively told in Matthew Spady’s fluidly written new history.” —The New York Times
Categories: History

Fresh Kills

Fresh Kills

Teresa Carpenter, ed., New York Diaries, 1609 to 2009 (New York: Modern Library, 2012), 296– 97. Jim Johnson, “Debris Gone; Memories Remain; Sept. 1 Buried Deep in Staten Island Landfill,” Waste News, September 2, 2002.

Author: Martin V. Melosi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548359

Category: History

Page: 778

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Fresh Kills—a monumental 2,200-acre site on Staten Island—was once the world’s largest landfill. From 1948 to 2001, it was the main receptacle for New York City’s refuse. After the 9/11 attacks, it reopened briefly to receive human remains and rubble from the destroyed Twin Towers, turning a notorious disposal site into a cemetery. Today, a mammoth reclamation project is transforming the landfill site, constructing an expansive park three times the size of Central Park. Martin V. Melosi provides a comprehensive chronicle of Fresh Kills that offers new insights into the growth and development of New York City and the relationship among consumption, waste, and disposal. He traces the metamorphoses of the landscape, following it from salt marsh to landfill to cemetery and looks ahead to the future park. By centering the problem of solid-waste disposal, Melosi highlights the unwanted consequences of mass consumption. He presents the Fresh Kills space as an embodiment of massive waste, linking consumption to the continuing presence of its discards. Melosi also uses the landfill as a lens for understanding Staten Island’s history and its relationship with greater New York City. The first book on the history of the iconic landfill, Fresh Kills unites environmental, political, and cultural history to offer a reflection on material culture, consumer practices, and perceptions of value and worthlessness.
Categories: History

Colonial Food

Colonial Food

The Williamsburg Art of Cookery or Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion. Richmond, Virginia: The Dietz Press for Colonial Williamsburg, 2007. Carpenter, Teresa (ed.). New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009. New York: Modern Library, 2012.

Author: Ann Chandonnet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747813804

Category: History

Page: 64

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Of the one hundred Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth in 1620, nearly half had died within months of hardship, starvation or disease. One of the colony's most urgent challenges was to find ways to grow and prepare food in the harsh, unfamiliar climate of the New World. From the meager subsistence of the earliest days and the crucial help provided by Native Americans, to the first Thanksgiving celebrations and the increasingly sophisticated fare served in inns and taverns, this book provides a window onto daily life in Colonial America. It shows how European methods and cuisine were adapted to include native produce such as maize, potatoes, beans, peanuts and tomatoes, and features a section of authentic menus and recipes, including apple tansey and crab soup, which can be used to prepare your own colonial meals.
Categories: History

The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass

Byrd, Ayana D., and Lori L. Tharps. Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001. Carpenter, Theresa, ed. New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009. New York: Modern Library, 2012.

Author: Gina Marie Guadagnino

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 9781501198427

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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“Downton Abbey meets Gangs of New York…a gem of a novel to be inhaled in one gulp” (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) about a devoted maid whose secretive world is about to be ripped apart at the seams—a lush and evocative debut set in 19th century New York that’s perfect for fans of Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith and Emma Donoghue’s Slammerkin. By day, Mary Ballard is dutiful lady’s maid to Charlotte Walden, a wealthy and accomplished belle of New York City high society. But Charlotte would never trust Mary again if she knew the truth about her devoted servant’s past. On her nights off, Mary sheds her persona as prim and proper lady’s maid to reveal her true self—Irish exile Maire O’Farren. She finds release from her frustration in New York’s gritty underworld—in the arms of a prostitute and as drinking companion to a decidedly motley crew consisting of members of a dangerous secret society. Meanwhile, Charlotte has a secret of her own—she’s having an affair with a stable groom, unaware that her lover is actually Mary’s own brother. When the truth of both women’s double lives begins to unravel, Mary is left to face the consequences. Forced to choose between loyalty to her brother and loyalty to Charlotte, between society’s respect and true freedom, Mary finally learns that her fate lies in her hands alone. A captivating historical fiction of 19th century upstairs/downstairs New York City, The Parting Glass examines sexuality, race, and social class in ways that feel startlingly familiar and timely. A perfectly paced, romantically charged “story of the sumptuous world of the privileged and the precarious, difficult environs of the immigrant working poor is highlighted by vibrant characters and a well-paced plot, which will pull readers into the tangled tale” (Publishers Weekly).
Categories: Fiction

Who Invented Oscar Wilde

Who Invented Oscar Wilde

New York: Harper Collins, 2007. Buinicki, Martin T. “Walt Whitman ... New York. Documentary film series. Episode 3, “Sunshine and Shadow (1865–1898).” Public Broadcasting System, 1999. ... New York Diaries 1609 to 2009. New York: Modern ...

Author: David Newhoff

Publisher: Potomac Books

ISBN: 9781640121584

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 452

Who Invented Oscar Wilde? provides a framework for understanding the development and purpose of creators' rights in the United States.
Categories: Law

The Latecomers

The Latecomers

New York: Penguin, 2011. Bryson, Bill. One Summer. New York: Doubleday, 2013. The Butterick Book of Recipes and Household Helps. New York: Butterick Publishing, 1927. Carpenter, Teresa, ed. New York Diaries 16092009. New York: Modern ...

Author: Helen Klein Ross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316476874

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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From the bestselling author of What Was Mine-a deeply moving family drama about a young Irish immigrant, an ancestral home in New England and a dark secret that lay hidden in its walls for five generations. In 1908, sixteen-year-old Bridey runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same-age sweetheart Thom. But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in a strange new world. Forced by circumstance to give up the baby for adoption, Bridey finds work as a maid for the Hollingworth family at a lavish, sprawling estate. It's the dawn of a new century: innovative technologies are emerging, women's roles are changing, and Bridey is emboldened by the promise of a fresh start. She cares for the Hollingworth children as if they were her own, until a mysterious death changes Bridey and the household forever. For decades, the terrible secrets of Bridey's past continue to haunt the family. And in the present day, the youngest Hollingworth makes a connection that finally brings these dark ghost stories into the light. Told in interweaving timelines and rich with detailed history, romance and dark secrets, Helen Klein Ross' The Latecomers spans a century of America life and reminds us all that we can never truly leave the past behind.
Categories: Fiction

The Women Who Made New York

The Women Who Made New York

—TERESA CARPENTER, Pulitzer Prize–winner and bestselling author of New York Diaries 16092009 “After centuries of women's work being written out of history, The Women Who Made New York gracefully and passionately rewrites that wrong.

Author: Julie Scelfo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580056540

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 714

An illuminating, elegant history of New York City, told through the stories of the women who made it the most exciting and influential metropolis in the world Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that's not the whole story. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. Paired with striking, contemporary illustrations by artist Hallie Heald, The Women Who Made New York offers a visual sensation -- one that reinvigorates not just New York City's history but its very identity.
Categories: History

The Message of the City

The Message of the City

New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Carpenter, Teresa, ed. New York Diaries, 16092009. New York: Modern Library, 2012. . Personal email, November 6, 2012. Carr, Virginia Spencer. Dos Passos: A Life. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, ...

Author: Patricia E. Palermo

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804040686

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 376

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Dawn Powell was a gifted satirist who moved in the same circles as Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, renowned editor Maxwell Perkins, and other midcentury New York luminaries. Her many novels are typically divided into two groups: those dealing with her native Ohio and those set in New York. “From the moment she left behind her harsh upbringing in Mount Gilead, Ohio, and arrived in Manhattan, in 1918, she dove into city life with an outlander’s anthropological zeal,” reads a recent New Yorker piece about Powell, and it is those New York novels that built her reputation for scouring wit and social observation. In this critical biography and study of the New York novels, Patricia Palermo reminds us how Powell earned a place in the national literary establishment and East Coast social scene. Though Powell’s prolific output has been out of print for most of the past few decades, a revival is under way: the Library of America, touting her as a “rediscovered American comic genius,” released her collected novels, and in 2015 she was posthumously inducted into the New York State Writer’s Hall of Fame. Engaging and erudite, The Message of the City fills a major gap in in the story of a long-overlooked literary great. Palermo places Powell in cultural and historical context and, drawing on her diaries, reveals the real-life inspirations for some of her most delicious satire.
Categories: Literary Collections

Read On History

Read On   History

The Storm That Changed America, 141; Devil's Playground, The: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square, 80; New York Diaries: 16092009, 93; Fever*, 18; Gods of Gotham: A Novel*, 27; Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center ...

Author: Tina Frolund

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694322

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 460

Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.
Categories: Education

Patriotism and Profit

Patriotism and Profit

New York Diaries, 16092009. New York: Modern Library, 2012. Carroll, Charles. Unpublished Letters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton and his father Charles Carrollton of Doughoregun. New York: ...

Author: Susan Nagel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781643137094

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 685

The untold story of how America’s beloved first president, George Washington, borrowed, leveraged, and coerced his way into masterminding the key land purchase of the American era: the creation of the nation’s capital city. Contrary to the popular historical record, Thomas Jefferson was not even a minor player at The Dinner Table Bargain, now known as The Compromise of 1790. The real protagonists of the Dinner Table Bargain were President George Washington and New York Senator Philip Schuyler, who engaged in the battle that would separate our financial capital from our political seat of power. Washington and Schuyler’s dueling ambitions provoked an intense decades-long rivalry and a protracted crusade for the location of the new empire city. Alexander Hamilton, son-in-law to Schuyler and surrogate son to George Washington, was helplessly caught in the middle. This invigorating narrative vividly depicts New York City when it was the nation’s seat of government. Susan Nagel captures the spirit, speech, and sensibility of the era in full and entertaining form—and readers will get to know the city’s eighteenth-century movers, shakers, and power brokers, who are as colorful and fascinating as their counterparts today. Delicious political intrigue and scandalous gossip between the three competing alpha personalities—George Washington, Philip Schuyler, and Alexander Hamilton—make this a powerful and resonant history, reminding us that our Founding Fathers were brilliant but often flawed human beings. They were avaricious, passionate, and visionary. They loved, hated, sacrificed, and aspired. Even their most vicious qualities are part of the reason why, for better or worse, the United States became the premier modern empire, born from figures carving their legacies into history. Not only the dramatic story of how America’s beloved first president George Washington created the nation’s capital city, Patriotism & Profit serves as timely exposé on issues facing America today, revealing the origins behind some of our nation’s most pressing problems.
Categories: History

The Dean of Discipline

The Dean of Discipline

The epigraph to this collection is from the diary of George Cayley, excerpted in New York Diaries 1609 to 2009, edited by Teresa Carpenter (Modern Library, 2012). “Agnes Martin”: The epigraph comes from John Gruen, “Agnes Martin: ...

Author: Michael Waters

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822983330

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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In the richly musical and boldly imaginative poems of The Dean of Discipline, Michael Waters explores the confluences of the sensual and the spiritual, and renders their mysteries with precision and clarity. The title evokes the rigorous consciousness that prods the artist to deepen into his craft. Line by line, Waters delivers the passionate eloquence and intensity that distinguish his poems.
Categories: Poetry

Syncing the Americas

Syncing the Americas

... 2008); his description of the terrible blizzard of 1888 is included in New York Diaries: 16092009, edited by Teresa Carpenter (Modern Library, 2012). The Norton Anthology of World Literature (W.W. Norton, 2012) includes José Martí, ...

Author: Ryan Anthony Spangler

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9781611488524

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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This book focuses on José Martí's reflections and critique of social, cultural, and political events in the United States between the years of 1880 and 1895, bringing together some of the most recognized scholars from the United States, Cuba, South America, and Europe studying Martí in a unique contribution and collaborative international effort.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handling the Truth

Handling the Truth

A typeset version of a diary scrawl—unfiltered, unshaped. There are remarkable diaries; A WomaninBerlin (anonymous), for example, isartful, heartbreaking, essential. NewYork Diaries: 1609to 2009 (Teresa Carpenter, editor)is a thrill.

Author: Beth Kephart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101620182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist shares inspiration and practical advice for writing a memoir. Writing memoir is a deeply personal, and consequential, undertaking. As the acclaimed author of five memoirs spanning significant turning points in her life, Beth Kephart has been both blessed and bruised by the genre. In Handling the Truth, she thinks out loud about the form—on how it gets made, on what it means to make it, on the searing language of truth, on the thin line between remembering and imagining, and, finally, on the rights of memoirists. Drawing on proven writing lessons and classic examples, on the work of her students and on her own memories of weather, landscape, color, and love, Kephart probes the wrenching and essential questions that lie at the heart of memoir. A beautifully written work in its own right, Handling the Truth is Kephart’s memoir-writing guide for those who read or seek to write the truth.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo

Benjamin Bullivant, “A Glance at New York in 1697: The Travel Diary of Benjamin Bullivant,” ed. ... 1991), 12–13; Simon Middleton, “The Waning of Dutch New York,” Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations 16092009, ed.

Author: Jeroen Dewulf

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496808820

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo presents the history of the nation's forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African Americans from seventeenth-century New Amsterdam to nineteenth-century New York and New Jersey. It also develops a provocative new interpretation of one of America's most intriguing black folkloric traditions, Pinkster. Jeroen Dewulf rejects the usual interpretation of this celebration of a "slave king" as a form of carnival. Instead, he shows that it is a ritual rooted in mutual-aid and slave brotherhood traditions. By placing these traditions in an Atlantic context, Dewulf identifies striking parallels to royal election rituals in slave communities elsewhere in the Americas, and he traces these rituals to the ancient Kingdom of Kongo and the impact of Portuguese culture in West-Central Africa. Dewulf's focus on the social capital of slaves follows the mutual aid to seventeenth-century Manhattan. He suggests a much stronger impact of Manhattan's first slave community on the development of African American identity in New York and New Jersey than hitherto assumed. While the earliest works on slave culture in a North American context concentrated on an assumed process of assimilation according to European standards, later studies pointed out the need to look for indigenous African continuities. The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo suggests the necessity for an increased focus on the substantial contact that many Africans had with European--primarily Portuguese--cultures before they were shipped as slaves to the Americas. The book has already garnered honors as the winner of the Richard O. Collins Award in African Studies, the New Netherland Institute Hendricks Award, and the Clague and Carol Van Slyke Prize.
Categories: Social Science

The Miss Stone Affair

The Miss Stone Affair

Teresa Carpenter has produced a turn-of-the-century international thriller with precision, drama, and historical perspective. This is a story for our time.

Author: Teresa Carpenter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439130674

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 568

On September 3, 1901, Miss Ellen Stone, an American missionary, set out on horseback for a trek across the mountainous hinterlands of Balkan Macedonia. In a narrow gorge she was attacked by a band of masked men who carried her off the road and, more significantly, onto the path of history. Stone would become the first American captured for ransom on foreign soil. In The Miss Stone Affair, master storyteller and Pulitzer Prize winner Teresa Carpenter re-creates the drama of this country's first modern hostage crisis -- an event that held the world's attention and dominated the headlines in American and European dailies for months. Using a wealth of contemporary correspondence and diplomatic cables, she constructs a narrative that is suspenseful, harrowing, and at times even comical. On a journey that takes the reader from Boston's Beacon Hill to Constantinople and the bloody revolution-wracked nation-states of the Balkans, Carpenter introduces an unforgettable cast of characters: the strong-willed Miss Stone and her Bulgarian companion, Katerina Tsilka, who is brought along by the kidnappers -- in deference to Victorian convention -- as a chaperone; the terrorists who threaten to murder their hostages and yet are awed when Tsilka gives birth to a baby girl; the diplomat who sees the Stone case as a vehicle for his personal ambition; rival negotiators whom the terrorists pit one against the other; a media mogul obsessed with finding the hostages and securing their literary rights; and, of course, the new president, Theodore Roosevelt, who must decide if he should, as many of his countrymen are demanding, send warships to the Near East or if some quieter form of intervention might win the day. Teresa Carpenter has produced a turn-of-the-century international thriller with precision, drama, and historical perspective. This is a story for our time.
Categories: History

Going Dutch

Going Dutch

The Dutch Presence in America 1609-2009. took New Amsterdam for the English and created the province of New York.8 In the subsequent quarter century, the Stuart monarchs' intervention in North American affairs drove New England and the ...

Author: Joyce Goodfriend

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047432227

Category: History

Page: 23

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This multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the place of the Dutch in American society and the role of the Dutch in American history and culture over the past four centuries. It also investigates variants of "Dutchness" that developed in America.
Categories: History

Mob Girl

Mob Girl

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia.

Author: Teresa Carpenter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501166129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia. Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated with mobsters. Drawn to the glamorous and flashy lifestyle, she was soon dating "wiseguys" and running errands for them; but after years as a mob girlfriend, Arlyne began to get in on the action herself—eventually becoming a police informant and major witness in the government's case against the Colombo crime family.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Four Centuries of Dutch American Relations

Four Centuries of Dutch American Relations

1609-2009 Hans Krabbendam, Cornelis A. van Minnen, Giles Scott-Smith ... On October 5,1955, the play officially premiered in the Cort Theater in New York and proved a huge success, with 717 Broadway shows and much critical acclaim.

Author: Hans Krabbendam

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438430132

Category: History

Page: 1190

View: 305

A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.
Categories: History

Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York

Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York

in the upcoming diary entry gives Smith's opinion considerable weight. However, there are several problems as mentioned. 451. Conversation with Marjan Lupulescu, February 4, 2009, Albany, New York, speaking on behalf of Dr. Kelly. 452.

Author: Evan T. Pritchard

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781641603980

Category: History

Page: 336

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In 2009, New York observed the 400-year anniversary of Henry Hudson's September 1609 discovery of Manhattan Island. This book chronicles the event from the perspective of the people who met Hudson's boat—which they at first thought was surely a great waterfowl—floating. Using all available sources, including oral history passed down to today's Algonquins, Evan Pritchard tells the story from various perspectives: that of Hudson's body guard, scribe, and personal Judas, Robert Juet; that of Hudson himself; and that of the Eastern Algonquins who greeted Hudson as the fulfillment of ancient prophecies.
Categories: History