Resources

Resources

Books/Publications

In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735–1831 ~by Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt Biagini

Cruel Murder: A Story of Fear, Death, Childhood, and Enslavement in Early Nineteenth-Century Ulster County, New York ~ by Wendy E. Harris

Bound by Bondage ~by Nicole Saffold Maskiell

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad ~by Eric Foner

Long Hammering: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth Century ~by A.J. Williams-Myers

The Ex-Slaves Fortune: The Story of Cynthia D. Hesdra ~by Lori L. Martin, Ph. D.

Documentaries/Short Films

“Where Slavery Died Hard: The Forgotten History of Ulster County and the Shawangunk Mountain Region,”  ~by Cragsmoor Historical Society (2018)

Doing the Work: How Including the Enslaved Expands our Understanding of Colonial New York ~by Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site presents Lavada Nahon

“Hidden History: Slavery in the Hudson Valley,” by Vassar College (2021)

Long Hammering: Essays on the Forging of an African American Presence in the Hudson River Valley to the Early Twentieth Century ~by A.J. Williams-Myers

Maps

1781A map containing part of the Provinces of New York and New Jersey ~Library of Congress

1797Marlborough ~New York State Archives

1797Shawangunk ~New York State Archives

1798New Paltz ~New York State Archives

1798Marbletown ~New York State Archives

1798 Kingston ~New York State Archives

1853 Ulster County, New York ~Library of Congress

1854 Ulster County, New York ~Library of Congress

1858Ulster County, New York ~Library of Congress

1875County Atlas of Ulster New York ~Ulster County Clerk’s Office