2016 VOL 25-2

  Editorial Note [HTML] or [PDF] Articles Nancy Robin Jaicks, “Race, Ethnicity and Class on Shelter Island, 1652-2013” [HTML] or [PDF] Derek Stadler, “The Modernization of the Long Island Rail Road” [HTML] or [PDF] Natalie Naylor, “Long Island Women Preserving Nature and the Environment” [HTML] or [PDF] Durahn Taylor, “Publicizing the Fight: Long Island’s Influence […]

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Acknowledgements

  The Long Island History Journal thanks the Long Island Council for the Social Studies (LICSS) for its continuous support. A special acknowledgment is due to Assemblyman Steve Englebright— a Stony Brook University colleague and staunch advocate of the University in general and strong friend and supporter of the Long Island History Journal in particular. The Center […]

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Contributors

Neil Buffett is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Suffolk County Community College. He earned his PhD in History from Stony Brook University in December, 2011. His research interests focus upon urban and suburban history, social movements, and high school student/teenaged political activism in the twentieth century United States. Nancy Robin Jaicks was an […]

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Review of Books, Murphy

Review of Books Robert F. Murphy, The Three Graces of Raymond Street: Murder, Madness, Sex, and Politics in 1870s Brooklyn. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2015. Pp. x, 243. $24.95. The three graces of the title are three women charged with murder who served time awaiting trial or verdict in the […]

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From the Editor

We are pleased to share with you Volume 25-2, the tenth issue of the online Long Island History Journal. Our masthead reveals an addition to our editorial staff. Richard Tomczak, who was very much involved in the preparation of our previous special issue on whaling on Long Island, formally joins us as Editorial Assistant. Rick […]

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Review of Books, Arfin

Arfin, Paul M. Unfinished Business: Social Action in Suburbia, Long Island NY, 1945-2014. Self-published, 2015. $39.95 In the post-World War II era, Long Island rapidly began to evolve from a relatively rural landscape, to one which, by the latter decades of the twentieth century, came to typify the fully developed, modern American suburb. Due in […]

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Contributors

Jennifer Anderson is an Associate Professor of Atlantic History at Stony Brook University. She holds a PhD in History from New York University. Her recent book, Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America (Harvard Univ. Press, 2012) examines the complex history of the colonial tropical timber industry. Since curating an exhibition at NYU about […]

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Acknowledgements

  This special issue of the Long Island History Journal is underwritten by a grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The Editors wish to express our sincere gratitude for their generous support and special thanks to Executive Director Kathryn M. Curran. The Long Island History Journal thanks the Long Island Council for the […]

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Review of Books

Review of Books Nancy Shoemaker, Native American Whale Men and the World: Indigenous Encounters and the Contingency of Race (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015) ISBN: 978-1-4696-2257-6 Nancy Shoemaker, ed., Living with Whales: Documents and Oral Histories of Native New England Whaling History (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014) ISBN: 978-1-62534-081-8 Two new […]

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Indian Whalers on Long Island, 1669-1746

Introduction The Long Island Algonquian communities along the south shore were closely attuned to their maritime environment. The coastal wetlands provided them with a reliable supply of shellfish, fish, migratory fowl, and sea mammals. They collected clams year round, trapped and netted fish, and hunted water fowl, seals, and whales. Little is known about Native […]

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Editorial Note

This issue of the Long Island History Journal (LIHJ) is devoted to presenting new research on the history of whaling, an industry of singular importance to our region from the 17th to the 19th centuries. This focus is especially timely because in recent months, whales–from playful white belugas to massive barnacle-laden humpbacks–have been sighted increasingly […]

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2016 VOL 25-1

  Editorial Note [HTML] or [PDF] Articles John A. Strong, “Indian Whalers on Long Island, 1669-1746” [HTML] or [PDF] Jenna Wallace Coplin, “Family, Finance, and the Cold Spring Whaling Company, 1836-1862” [HTML] or [PDF] Allison Manfra McGovern, “The Materiality of a ‘Bold Mariner’: Jeremiah Pharaoh’s Home at Indian Fields” [HTML] or [PDF] Francis Turano, “The […]

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Contributors

Ann M. Becker is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Becker served as the Assistant Editor for the Long Island Historical Journal through 2008. She is also the co-author of Stony Brook:  State University of New York (2002), and author of Mount Sinai (2003). Lauren Brincat is the Assistant Curator of Decorative […]

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From the Editor

Welcome to Vol. 24-2, the eighth issue of the on-line Long Island History Journal. Our readers will find four articles and seven book reviews spanning Long Island history from the colonial period to the twentieth century. Two of the articles focus upon the role of the Loyalists in the American Revolution: Christopher Minty offers a […]

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“A List of Persons on Long Island”: Biography, Voluntarism, and Suffolk County’s 1778 Oath of Allegiance

After the Battle of Long Island in the fall of 1776, British forces re-gained control of New York from rebel forces. Until 1783, they commanded the southern portion of the colony-turned-state. A consequence of the British occupation was that New York — New York City, in particular — became a beacon for American Loyalists. Thousands […]

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Peconic Bay review, Rider

Marilyn E. Weigold Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015. Pp. 336. ISBN: 9780815610458. Cloth, $24.95. Whether you are stranger to the East End or are intimately familiar with the area, Marilyn E. Weigold’s work describing “one of the last great places in the […]

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A Most Glorious Ride, review Wynn

Edward P. Kohn, editor. A Most Glorious Ride: The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877-1886. Albany: SUNY Press. 2014. Pp. 322. Photos, index, glossary. ISBN: 9781438455150. Hardcover, $29.95. On Saturday, April 1 1877, while at Newtonville, Massachusetts, Theodore Roosevelt entered into his diary: “Arvicola riparia. Hesperomys leucopus. Melospiza palustris. Loxia curvirostra. Salamandra. Rana damitans and palustris. […]

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Richard Floyd IV: Long Island Loyalist

Introduction The wartime experiences of Colonel Richard Floyd IV, a wealthy Brookhaven landowner and influential judge, provide an intimate lens through which to view the varied Loyalist perspectives on the Revolution. Richard IV, who was a steadfast Loyalist throughout the entire Revolutionary War, was one of only three Suffolk County Loyalists named in the 1779 […]

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Gardens of Eden review, Ruff

Robert B. MacKay, editor. Gardens of Eden: Long Island’s Early Twentieth-Century Planned Communities. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. Copyright by the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities. Pp. 303. Illustrations, index. ISBN: 9780393733211. Hardcover, $65.00. Oh, let us fly without delay Into the country far away, Where, free from all this […]

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George Washington’s Commando review, Becker

Richard F. Welch. General Washington’s Commando: Benjamin Tallmadge in the Revolutionary War. North Carolina: McFarland, 2014. Pp. 204. Photos, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-0-7864-7963-4. Softcover, $35.00. Richard Welch offers a comprehensive biography of Setauket native Benjamin Tallmadge, an important, though little appreciated, figure in the history of Revolutionary War spy-craft and intelligence gathering. His book […]

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2015 VOL 24-2

  Editorial Note [HTML] Articles Lauren Brincat, “Material Life on the Long Island Frontier: The Inventory of Captain William Lawrence Flushing, 1680” [HTML] or [PDF] Matthew M. Montelione, “Richard Floyd IV: Long Island Loyalist” [HTML] or [PDF] Christopher Minty, “A List of Persons on Long Island: Biography, Voluntarism, and Suffolk County’s 1778 Oath of Allegiance” […]

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The Value of Mature

Determine why you are not having sex now, and what precisely you’d have to improve in order to begin. Sex is a shape or relaxation in which you forget your worries temporarily. Making love caused me to enormous quantity of annoyance in the form of bullying. The longer you wish to have sexual activity , […]

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2015 VOL 24-1

  Editorial Note [HTML] Articles Kevin Olsen, “What Do You Do With the Garbage? New York City’s Progressive Era Sanitary Reforms and Their Impact on the Waste Management Infrastructure in Jamaica Bay” [HTML] or [PDF] John Strong and Mary Laura Lamont, “The Richard Floyd Account Book, 1686-1690: A Search for Authorship and Historical Significance” [HTML] […]

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The Richard Floyd Account Book, 1686-1690: A Search for Authorship and Historical Significance

Note:This article is based on a paper given by Lamont and Strong at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT June 3-6 2012. We thank the Fire Island National Park administration for purchasing digital copies of the ledger books from the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Introduction […]

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Contributors

Ann M. Becker is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Empire State College. Dr. Becker served as the Assistant Editor for the Long Island Historical Journal through 2008. She is also the co-author of Stony Brook:  State University of New York (2002), and author of Mount Sinai (2003). Christopher Capozzola is an associate professor of history […]

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An Archaeological View of the Slavery and Social Relations at Rock Hall, Lawrence, New York Ross T. Rava (Independent Researcher) and Christopher N. Matthews (Montclair State University) Abstract. The 1790 federal census recorded seventeen enslaved Africans living at Rock Hall Manor in Lawrence, New York, the largest number recorded for a single household in Queens […]

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Willie K. Vanderbilt II: A Biography

Steven H. Gittelman. Willie K. Vanderbilt II: A Biography.  Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2010. Pp. 264. Photos, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 9780786447770. $38.00. As Steven Gittelman, a board member of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum admits in his acknowledgement and preface, Willie K. Vanderbilt II: A Biography represents a parallel journey. On […]

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Miss Sperry: Corporate Beauty Pageants and the Prizing of Femininity in Postwar America

In December, 1958, the Sperry Gyroscope Corporation, a large defense contractor located on Long Island, presented Sandy Kuene, a female worker, with an award. No ordinary honor, human resources managers and employees recognized Kuene for winning the coveted title of “Miss Sperry” for 1958.[1] Her prizes (described somewhat curiously as “gifts”) included a large oil painting […]

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New Mill

Expanding Horizons: Long Islanders Involved in the East Asian Trade, 1850-1890

Editor’s note: throughout this manuscript, spelling and grammar from historical documents  are kept in their original primary form. In a letter dated September 23, 1837, Aaron Smith of Smithtown, Long Island, lamented to his aunt, Elizabeth Blydenburgh, living in Michigan City, Indiana, that Smithtown remains the same sluggish, unaspiring and unimproving place that it has […]

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The Prisoners of New York

Editor’s Note Professor Burrows presented this talk at a symposium, “The American Revolution on Long Island and in New York City,” held at Stony Brook University on October 4, 2010, and co-sponsored by the Three Village Historical Society, the LIHJ, and Stony Brook University. The LIHJ includes the talk as it was delivered by Professor […]

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Southampton Women Who Made a Difference

  [videojs width=”450″ height=”253″ mp4=”http://lihj.cc.stonybrook.edu/media/SouthamptonWomen.mp4″][/videojs]   Editor’s Note “Southampton Women Who Made a Difference” was an exhibition hosted by the Southampton Historical Museum from March 6 to May 1, 2010. It sprang from a slide presentation on 100 Long Island women given by Dr. Gaynell Stone in 1996 at the Hofstra University conference on “Long Island Women: […]

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From the Editor

Welcome to the fourth issue of the online LIHJ, as we mark our second year of publishing our journal on the web. In the articles section of this issue of the LIHJ, you will find two new original contributions: Ann Sandford shares with us her exploration of the life of Ernestine Rose, a Bridgehampton resident […]

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Colonel Roosevelt

Edmund Morris.  Colonel Roosevelt.  New York, NY:  Random House, 2010.  Pp. 766.  Photographs, bibliography, endnotes, and index.  ISBN: 9780375504877.  $35.00.     Colonel Roosevelt is masterful.  Edmund Morris’s third volume in his epic project on Theodore Roosevelt has the prose and the dramatic narrative of history of which timeless biographies consist.  Morris’s first volume, The […]

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Ever Eastward

Geoffrey K. Fleming. Ever Eastward: Alfred H. Cosden and His Estate at Southold. Southold: Southold Historical Society, 2010. Pp. 59. Photographs, bibliographic references. $24.99.     Geoffrey K. Fleming’s book Ever Eastward is a delightful account of the history of Alfred Costen’s estate in Southold. The inclusion of “Eastward” in the name Cosden chose for […]

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Contributors

Edwin G. Burrows, Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College, is co-author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (1998). He serves on the boards of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Manhattan, New York Academy of History, and New York History. Kiernan Lannon is the Executive Director of the […]

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2011 VOL 22-2

  Editorial Note [HTML] Articles R. Lawrence Swanson, Carolyn Hall, and Kristin Kramss, “Suffolk County, a National Leader in Environmental Initiatives. Why?” [HTML] or [PDF] Ann Sandford, “Rescuing Ernestine Rose (1880-1961): Harlem Librarian and Social Activist” [HTML] or [PDF] Edwin G. Burrows, “The Prisoners of New York” [HTML] or [PDF] Reviews Lt. Col. Gregory Wynn […]

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Long Island High School Sports

Christopher R. Vaccaro. Long Island High School Sports. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.  Photographs and illustrations.  Pp 128. ISBN:  9780738565569.  $21.99.     Teams of fresh-faced youngsters clad in the colors of their respective high schools take to athletic fields to battle for school and personal pride. The din of drum-laden fight songs cuts […]

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