By Warren Roberts
In 1998, after finishing a ebook at the French Revolution, Warren Roberts took a bicycle trip into the guts of the town during which he had lived for thirty-five years. hence started a ten-year trip into the background of Albany, long island. interpreting concerning the city’s previous, poring over previous maps, and returning repeatedly to the city’s old websites along with his digicam, Roberts came across that the extra he delved into Albany’s historical past, the extra he exposed concerning the city’s very important 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 old 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 indicates, the background that opened up alongside the Hudson River among 1775 and 1825 kept one revolution, prompted one other, remodeled town of Albany and the country of latest York, and finally helped lay the rules of an international economy.
“If you're keen on Albany background … 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 was once the capital’s function in nationwide, even international, affairs of the time. educated via scholarship, Roberts’ publication is still directed at a extensive viewers, one he hopes will observe Albany anew.” — box Horne, Chair, convention on big apple kingdom History
Warren Roberts is exclusive educating Professor of heritage on the college at Albany–SUNY. he's the writer of Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, innovative Artists: the general public, the population, and photographs of the French Revolution, additionally released by way of SUNY Press; Jacques-Louis David, progressive 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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A Place in History: Albany in the Age of Revolution, 1775-1825 by Warren Roberts