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Spring 2021 issue of The Review is OUT NOW

Spring 2021 issue of The Review is OUT NOW

Jun 17, 2021

detail of painting by Seth Eastman that appears on the cover if the issue: showing a sailboat surrounded by the rocky Hudson Highlands with a city (Newburgh) in the hazy distance

As we look ahead to the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, the Spring 2021 issue opens with Kieran O’Keefe’s timely study of Hudson River Valley Loyalists. The issue also includes sixteen pages of color illustrating James McElhinney’s exploration of the Hudson River School in the tradition of expeditionary and landscape painting.  Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton share an adapted version of their 2020 Handel-Krom Lecture on Hudson River Valley History, “Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial 2017 & 2020;” their article is illustrated with images and artifacts that were featured in the New York State Museum’s 2017 exhibit on the same. Marianna Boncek’s investigation of a mysterious and short-lived agricultural commune sheds light on the community’s legendary afterlife, even as it illustrates the difficulty in researching marginalized communities. Finally, Kasey Calnan shares the story of a significant but ill-fated gatehouse and a series of heroic efforts to save it.

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The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College is the center for the study and promotion of the Hudson River Valley, providing information about the region’s history, culture, economy, and environment, and educational resources to teachers, students, and others through, public programming, and The Hudson River Valley Review. This biannual journal covers all aspects of regional history. All articles in The Hudson River Valley Review undergo peer review.
Volume 37, Number 2, Spring 2021

Who Were the Hudson River Valley Loyalists? A Demographic Study,
Kieran J. O’Keefe

Explorers, Naturalists, and Military Precursors to the Hudson River School,
James Lancel McElhinney

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial 2017 & 2020,
Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton

Notes and Documents
Chasing Sholem;
In Search of the First Jewish Communal Agricultural Colony in the United States,
Marianna Boncek

Regional History Forum
Preserving Poughkeepsie’s Pink House:
The Colorful History of the James Winslow Gatehouse,
Kasey Calnan
 Plus: Book Reviews and New & Noteworthy Titles Received