Avenue of Empire: The Hudson Valley in an Atlantic Context
This book provides an in-depth introduction to the issues involved in the expansion of European interests to the Hudson River Valley, the cultural interaction that took place there, and the colonization of the region. Written in accessible language by leading scholars, these essays incorporate the latest historical insights as they explore the new world in which American Indians and Europeans interacted, the settlement of the Dutch colony that ensued from the exploration of the Hudson River, and the development of imperial and other networks which came to incorporate the Hudson Valley.
Shannon, Timothy. "Avenue of Empire: The Hudson Valley in an Atlantic Context.” The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley. Eds. Jaap Jacobs and L.H. Roper. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2014. 67-84.