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Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

David Schuyler


The Hudson River Valley was the first iconic American landscape. Beginning as early as the 1820s, artists and writers found new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world along the Hudson. As the century advanced and as landscape and history became increasingly intertwined in the national consciousness, an aesthetic identity took shape in the region through literature, art, memory, and folklore—even gardens and domestic architecture. This book recounts this story of America's idealization of the Hudson Valley during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The st ... More

Keywords: Hudson River Valley, American landscape, iconic landscape, American history, Hudson Valley, Washington's Headquarters, American tourists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450808
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Schuyler, author
Professor of the Humanities and American Studies, Franklin & Marshall College