"Hislop has brought to a rich subject . . . an unfailing sense of the picturesque, the significant, and the dramatic. He presents the story of the Mohawk in terms of sweeping narrative and with a kindled imagination. The Mohawk drains a historic country, and this fine book illuminates it at every stage."—Chicago Tribune
"The Mohawk country is layered much deeper with historic than with fluvial sediments. . . . Hislop has a deep understanding of the Mohawk as a river of seeking humanity."—New York Times Book Review
Hislop writes living history. Father Jogues is there, as are Sir William Johnson and Molly Brant, Nicholas Herkimer, DeWitt Clinton, Eliphalet Nott, the Remingtons, Charles Steinmetz, and a host of others. Fur trading, land grabbing, Dutch, Palatines, Yankees, the Battle of Oriskany, the Erie Canal, the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, General Electric are all part of the story of The Mohawk. Hislop’s presentation of this unique region is both informative and compelling.
Codman Hislop, professor emeritus of American Civilization, Union College, Schenectady, is the author of Albany: Dutch, English and American and Eliphalet Nott, a Biography.
Series: New York Classics
5.5 x 8, 386 pages, 12 black and white illustrations, 4 maps