The following books were part of the research process for the Our Whole History exhibit at Philipse Manor Hall. They have been organized by topic, and then by author's last name. Many of these books are available at area libraries or in the Philipse Manor Hall gift shop. Books with asterisks directly refer to or reference members of the Philipse family. All links go to library listings for each book.

Black New York/Colonial Atlantic History

Armstead, Myra Young. Mighty Change, Tall Within: Black Identity in the Hudson Valley. SUNY Press (2003).

Beckles, Hilard McD. The First Black Slave Society: Britain's "Barbarity Time" in Barbados, 1636-1876. University Press of the West Indies(2016).

Dewulf, Jeroen. The Pinkster King and the King of Congo: The Forgotten History of America’s Dutch-Owned Slaves. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi (2017).*

Farrow, Anna, Joel Lang, Jennifer Frank. Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery. Ballantine Books (2006).

Foote, Thelma Wills. Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City. Oxford University Press (2004).

Gaspar, David Barry & Darlene Clark Hine, eds. More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press (1996).

Gellman, David N. Liberty’s Chain: Slavery, Abolition, and the Jay Family of New York. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (2022).*

Harris, Leslie M. In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (2003).*

Hodges, Graham Russell. Root & Branch: African Americans in New York & East Jersey, 1613-1863. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (1999).*

Hodges, Graham Russell Gao & Alan Edward Brown, eds. “Pretends to Be Free:” Runaway Slave Advertisements from Colonial and Revolutionary New York and New Jersey. Fordham University Press (1994, 2019).

Hughes, Ben. When I Die, I Shall Return to My Own Land: The New York City Slave Revolt of 1712. Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishing (2021).

Lepore, Jill. New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan. Random House (2005).*

Maskiell, Nicole Saffold. Bound By Bondage: Slavery and the Creation of a Northern Gentry. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (2022).*

McDonald, Kevin P. Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World. University of California Press (2015).*

McManus, Edgar J. A History of Negro Slavery in New York. Syracuse University Press (1966, 2011).

Morgan, Jennifer L. Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic. Duke University Press (2021).

Mosterman, Andrea. Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York. Ithaca: Cornell University Press(2021).*

Singer, Alan J. New York and Slavery: Time to Teach the Truth. SUNY Press (2008).

Stessin-Cohn, Susan and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini. In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831. Black Dome Press (2016).

Wilson-Fall, Wendy. Memories of Madagascar and Slavery in the Black Atlantic. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press (2015).*

Dutch Colonial History & New Netherland

Jacobs, Jaap. The Colony of New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America. Cornell University Press (2009).

Jacobs, Jaap & L.H. Roper. The Worlds of Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley. SUNY Press (2015).

Klooster, Wim. The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (2019).

Romney, Susannah Shaw. New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America. University of North Carolina Press (2014).

Rose, Peter G. Delicious December: How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, presents, and Treats: A Holiday Cookbook. SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions (2014).

Rose, Peter G. Food, Drink, and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch. The History Press (2009).

Rose, Peter G. History on Our Plate: Recipes from America’s Dutch Past for Today’s Cook. Syracuse University Press (2019).

Rose, Peter G. The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and New World. Syracuse University Press (1998).

Rupert, Linda M. Creolization and Contraband: Curacao in the Early Modern Atlantic World. University of Georgia Press (2012).

Shorto, Russell. The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America. New York: Random House (2004).

Van den Hout, J. Adriaen van der Donck: A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America. SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions(2018).


Munsee Lunaape/Indigenous New York History

Brooks, Lisa. The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast. University of Minnesota Press (2008).

Calloway, Colin G.The Chiefs Now in this City”: Indians and Urban Frontier in Early America. Oxford University Press 2021.

Grumet, Robert S. The Munsee Indians: A History. Oklahoma University Press (2022).

Grumet, Robert S. First Manhattans: A History of the Indians of Greater New York. Oklahoma University Press (2011).

Grumet, Robert S. Manhattan to Minisink: American Indian Place Names of Greater New York and Vicinity. Oklahoma University Press (2013).

Lavin, Lucianne. Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America: What Archaeology, History, and Indigenous Oral Traditions Teach Us about Their Intercultural Relationships. SUNY Press (2021).

Merwick, Donna. The Shame and the Sorrow: Dutch-Amerindian Encounter in New Netherland. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (2006).

Mitrød, Tom Arne. The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley. Ithaca: Cornell University Press(2012).

Otto, Paul. The Dutch-Munsee Encounter in America: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley. Berghahn Books (2006).

Schutt, Amy C. Peoples of the River Valleys: The Odyssey of the Delaware Indians. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (2007).

Silverman, David J. Red Brethren: The Brothertown and Stockbridge Indians and the Problem of Race in Early America. Cornell University Press (2015).

Waterman, Kees-Jan & J. Michael Smith, eds. Munsee Indian Trade in Ulster County New York 1712-1732. Syracuse University Press (2013).

Colonial New York

Archdeacon, Thomas J. New York City, 1664-1710: Conquest and Change. Fall Creek Books, Cornell University Press (2014).*

Bonomi, Patricia U. A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (1971, second ed. 2015).*

Goodall, Jamie L.H. Pirates & Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay. The History Press (2022).*

Kim, Sung Bok. Landlord and Tenant in Colonial New York Manorial Society, 1664-1775. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (1978).*

Humphrey, Thomas J. Land and Liberty: Hudson Valley Riots in the Age of Revolution. Northern Illinois University Press (2004).*

Ruddock, William T. Confiscated Properties of Philipse Highland Patent, Putnam County, New York, 1780-1785 (revised). Berwyn Heights, MD: Heritage Books (2020).

American Revolution in New York

Albee, Allison. The Nasty Affair at Pines Bridge. Yorktown Heights, NY: Yorktown Historical Society (original text 1958-61,published 2005).

Borkow, Richard. George Washington’s Westchester Gamble: The Encampment on the Hudson & the Trapping of Cornwallis. The History Press (2011).

Chopra, Ruma. Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution. University of Virginia Press (2011).*

DeVillo, Stephen Paul. The Battle of White Plains: Washington and Howe in Westchester. The History Press (2022).

Diamant, Lincoln. Chaining the Hudson: The Fight for the River in the American Revolution. New York: Citadel Press(1989, 1994) [also Fordham University Press (2004)].

Gilbert, Alan. Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence. University of Chicago Press (2012).

Jodoin, Mark. Shadow Soldiers of the American Revolution: Loyalist Tales from New York to Canada. The History Press (2009).

Johnson, James M. Key to the Northern Country: The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution. SUNY Press (2013).

Laramie, Michael G. Colonial Forts of the Champlain and Hudson Valleys. The History Press (2020).

Pashman, Howard. Building a Revolutionary State: The Legal Transformation of New York, 1776-1783. University of Chicago Press (2018).*

The Philipse Family

Note: other books listed with asterisks above contain reference to or information about the Philipses.

Bielinski, Stefan. An American Loyalist: The Ordeal of Frederick Philipse III. New York State Parks & Recreation, New York State Museum, 1976.

Hall, Edward Hagaman. Philipse Manor Hall at Yonkers, N.Y. New York: American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society (1912, 1925, 1930).

Howell, Charles and Allan Keller. The Mill at Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills and A Brief History of Milling. Tarrytown: Sleepy Hollow Restorations (1977).

Vetare, Margaret L. Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills. Historic Hudson Valley Press (2004).

Zimmerman, Jean. The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty. Harcourt, Inc. (2006).


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