Not Above It All: Henry Hudson’s Troubled Exploration Record

Sculptor Karl Heinrich Gruppe with his Henry Hudson statue. Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Gotham, the blog of the Gotham Center for New York City History, sponsored by the Graduate Center, CUNY, asked me to contribute to a weeklong series on Monuments of Colonial New York. I obliged with this essay on the Henry Hudson statue that overlooks his eponymous river. The essay draws on research for Half Moon, published by Bloomsbury Press in 2009. You can read it here.

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