Praise for the first edition:
"Strictly by the skill of his narrative , [Kammen] makes the experience of colonial New York anticipate the experience of the American nation."--The New Republic
"Colonial history at its very best...fill[s] a long-felt need."--The Washington Post
"An informed, eloquently written history of colonial New York--a book that far surpasses any one-volume treatment heretofore available on the subject....Colorful and lively. --New York Historical Society Quarterly
"In scope, depth, prose style, and organization, it is the best single-volume account of any colony."--The William and Mary Quarterly
About the Author
is the Newton C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture at Cornell University. He is the author of a number of books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization
. He is the author of many author award-winning books and, from 1981 to 1994, was a trustee of the New York State Historical Association.