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Forever Wild directors will assign additional readings by authors Kristin Hoganson, William Cronon, Gail Bederman, and Louis S. Warren.

"Reading The Northern Light was a great start to my introduction to the Adirondacks in the Progressive Era. I not only loved the book, but loved that we were able to sit around the campfire at night analyzing the characters as we were led by our master teacher Randi."

–2015 Summer Scholar

Forever Wild NEH Summer Scholars should purchase the following two books:

Northern Light

Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light

Contested Terrain

Philip Terrie, Contested Terrain, A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks


Contact Us

Program Manager: Gonda Gebhardt

History Department
Old Main, Room 212-B
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045-0900

Phone: 607-753-5918


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