Sponsored by:NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor, and the Mohawk Valley Sites.
Between 1750 and 1775,the area west of Albany, NY was populated by Dutch, Anglo-Irish-Scots, Palatine Germans, and Native Americans. Their interactions created a distinctive Mohawk Valley culture. Conditions along this frontier provided the matrix in which Sir Wm Johnson, Gen.Philip Schuyler, & Gen. Nicolas Herkimer prospered. Of different ethnic traditions, they shared many common characteristics and experiences and helped to shape the development of the area by establishing a European plantation system of landlords and tenant farmers in the large-scale production of agricultural exports.
The call for papers seeks submissions in any of three categories as they relate to the topic theme:
Architecture: style (evolution of, travelers'responses to, urban verses rural interpretation, regional methods and materials, influences on domestic life)
Domestic Life: standard of living, ethnic traditions, furnishings, foods, gardens, social events, family life, servants, slaves (a recurring theme in all catagories)
Particular emphasis on the interrelationships of Johnson, Schuyler, Herkimer, the people of the Six Nations and their impact on the development of a unique Mohawk Valley form of European plantation society in the Northeast is encouraged.
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