Author David Schuyler recounts the story of America's idealization of the Hudson Valley during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 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. Richly illustrated and compellingly written, Sanctified Landscape expertly ties local history to national developments, revealing why the Hudson River Valley was so important to nineteenth-century Americans—and why it is still beloved today. Cornell University Press. Hardcover, 7 x 10 inches, 240 pages.