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Volume 28, Number 2, Spring 2012 Spring 2012 cover with a photo of Lowell Thomas and the family of the Dalai Lama in front of the Potala

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“Rouse, Ye Anti-Renters”: Poetry and Politics in the Anti-Rent Press,  Roger W. Hecht

Softball and Hard Rhetoric: Lowell Thomas and Hudson Valley  Political Culture, 1933-1945, Benjamin Davison

From Out of this World to the Cold War: Lowell Thomas, Tibet, and the State Department, Kristin Bayer

“We were There, Charlie!”: Joseph Gavit and the 1911 New York State Library Fire, Paul Mercer

Regional History Forum

The Civil war: West Point Under Fire, Christina Ritter

John Flack Winslow and The USS Monitor, William Kuffner

The John Jay Homestead, Brian Rees

Regional Writing

Evening Run Past North Lookout, Matthew J. Spireng

Notes and Documents

Portrait of Poughkeepsie: Tom Barrett, Karal Ann Marling and Helen A. Harrison

Book Reviews

Review Essay: The Fur Trade and the Fall of the Beaver: Fur, Fortune, and Empire; The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America, by Eric J. Dolin, and Commerce by a Frozen Sea: Native Americans and the European Fur Trade, by Ann M. Carlos and Frank D. Lewis, reviewed by Stuart Reid

Review Essay: The Colony of New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America, by Jaap Jacobs, and Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture, edited by Roger Panetta, reviewed by Susan Lewis

Review Essay: The Hudson River Valley in the Images of America series: a selection, reviewed by Vernon Benjamin

Freedom’s Gardener; James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America, by Myra Young Armstead, reviewed by Michael Groth

Ulster County New York; The Architectural History and Guide, by William B. Rhoads, reviewed by Lowell Thing