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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW YORK STATE is the first complete study of the Empire State to be published in a half-century. In 1,500 pages and over 4,000 signed entries, this single volume captures the impressive complexity of New York State: historic crossroads of people and ideas, cradle of abolitionism and feminism, apex of modern urban, suburban, and rural life. The Encyclopedia is packed with fascinating distinctions: Manhattan's Lower East Side was once the most populated neighborhood in the world, but Hamilton County in the Adirondacks is the least populated county east of the Mississippi; New York is the only state to border the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean; and the Erie Canal opened the New York City to rich farmland upstate...and to the west.

Entries by experts chronicle New York's varied areas, politics, and persuasions with a cornocupia of subjects from environmentalism to higher education to railroads weaving the states diverse regions and peoples into one idea of New York State.

Lavishly illustrated with 500 photographs and figures, 120 maps, and 140 tables, the Encyclopedia is key to understanding the states past, present, and future. It is a crucial reference for students, teachers, historians, and businesspeople, New Yorkers of all persuasions, and anyone interested in finding out more about New York State.


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