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 for […]

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Contributors

  Marian Mathison Desrosiers was an history educator of middle and high school students for thirty years and has been a professor at Salve Regina University for a dozen years. She was awarded Fulbright Fellowships to India and Russia. Her research for John Banister of Newport: The Life and Accounts of a Colonial Merchant (2017) […]

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Friend of Government or Friend of Country: The Revolutionary War Journey of Thomas Banister from Rhode Island to Long Island

By Marian Desrosiers Mid-eighteenth-century colonial seaports generated a vibrant exchange of goods, services, and ideas. Newport, Rhode Island, for example, experienced a growth in population because the community provided jobs, schools, and religious toleration. However, Acts of the British Parliament during the 1760s interfered and restricted colonial trade. This changed the relationship between England and […]

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2019 Vol 27-1

Articles Marian Desrosiers, “Friend of Government or Friend of Country: The Revolutionary War Journey of Thomas Banister from Rhode Island to Long Island” [HTML] John A. Strong and Mary Laura Lamont, The Richard Floyd Account Book, 1719-1732: Insights into Changing Times in Colonial Brookhaven [HTML] Christopher Verga, The Battle for Long Islanders’ Souls and Minds: […]

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The Richard Floyd Account Book, 1719-1732: Insights into Changing Times in Colonial Brookhaven

By John A. Strong and Mary Laura Lamont Introduction In 1999, the Huntington Library in San Marino, California acquired two account books which were identified as having belonged to “a Long Island merchant named Richard Floyd” of Brookhaven, New York. With further research, these ledgers have proven to be of major significance to early Long […]

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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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Blockbusting on Long Island: The Case of Gerald Kutler and the 1962 Legal Battle against Real Estate Bias in North Bellport, New York

By Neil P. Buffett On November 1, 1962, Gerald Kutler, a real estate agent from Islip Terrace, had his realtor’s license revoked by the Department of State of New York.[1] After a series of public hearings were held in New York City, the Secretary of State’s Office found that, based upon witness testimony, Kutler’s practices […]

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Editorial Note

Welcome to Volume 26-1, the eleventh issue of the online Long Island History Journal, featuring three articles and two book reviews. Two of our articles examine changes in American society stemming from the “Progressive era” of the early twentieth century: the success of the prohibition movement and the women’s suffrage movement, both reflected in the […]

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Annie Rensselaer Tinker (1884-1924) of East Setauket and NYC: Philanthropist, Suffragist, WWI Volunteer in Europe

By Catherine Tinker Annie Rensselaer Tinker, Philanthropist[1] Annie Rensselaer Tinker was an independent thinker, an advocate for women, an equestrian, and a self-described “spinster.” At the outbreak of World War I in 1914, a newspaper chronicled how “Miss Annie Tinker, daughter of Henry C. Tinker, former president of the Liberty National Bank, of New York, […]

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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. Suzanne Johnson is a librarian, […]

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2017 Vol 26-1

  Editorial Note [HTML] Articles Jonathan Olly, “Long Island during Prohibition, 1920-1933” [HTML] Catherine Tinker, “Annie Rensselaer Tinker (1884-1924) of East Setauket and NYC: Philanthropist, Suffragist, WWI Volunteer in Europe” [HTML] Neil P. Buffett, “Blockbusting on Long Island: The Case of Gerald Kutler and the 1962 Legal Battle against Real Estate Bias in North Bellport, […]

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