Cooper's Yorkers and Yankees in the Jeffersonian GardenGeorge A. Test, editor. James Fenimore Cooper has always been associated by his admirers and detractors alike with New York State, and rightly so, for although he was born in New Jersey, he was brought here an infant of fourteen months, and he remained legally if not always physically a resident for the rest of his life. He knew the land and he knew its people both in his own time and during the two preceding centuries of its history since the first Dutch settlers arrived in the area. Some of his knowledge of the state came from printed sources -- and we know many of the books from which he acquired his information. But more of his knowledge came from his firsthand acquaintance with York State and Yorkers, from his own involvement and that of his family in contemporary issues and events.
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New-York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, The Chainbearer; or The Littlepage Manuscripts. In Two Volumes. First American Edition. Publisher's pale buff paper printed wrappers. The wrappers have been noted by BAL in three different states.
Box , Cooperstown, NY E-mail: fjournal telnet. Return to Cooper's Writings -- It is suggested that readers who haven't read much Cooper look at Reading Cooper for Pleasure , which is intended to enhance their enjoyment of Cooperstown's great 19th century author. Articles will be added approximately one week after they appear in The Freeman's Journal. In this section we review, sometimes tongue in cheek, twenty films and television shows based more or less on novels by James Fenimore Cooper.