Prof. Susan Lewis launches blog on New York history

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Susan Lewis, Associate Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz, recently launched a new blog, “New York Rediscovered: Intriguing Stories from the History of New York State.”  As an expert in New York history and author of Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, 1830-1885 (2009), Professor Lewis is particularly well suited to the task.  She is currently writing a textbook on New York State history, and the items that appear in her posts come directly from her research.  The blog highlights surprising stories and underappreciated vignettes from the history of New York, each of which reveals unexpected insights into the state’s varied past.   A recent post, for example, considers the mysterious, boot-shaped memorial to Benedict Arnold in Saratoga, New York, on which his name never actually appears.  The blog can be found here:

http://sites.newpaltz.edu/nyrediscovered/

 

 

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