Douglass, a former slave and an antislavery speaker and writer, gained a circulation of over 4,000 readers in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.The North Star served as a forum for abolitionist views.Allied with the British, four major Iroquois tribes were forced out of New York. (1761–1839), all of Hagerstown, Maryland, purchased a 100-acre (ca.
Having doubled its population in only 10 years, Rochester became America's first "boomtown".
Rochester experienced one of the nation's biggest revivalist movements, led by Charles Finney.
Rochester was first known as "the Young Lion of the West", and then as the "Flour City".
By 1838, Rochester was the largest flour-producing city in the United States.
In 1817, the Brown brothers and other landowners joined their lands with the Hundred Acre Tract to form the village of Rochesterville.
By 1821, Rochesterville was the seat of Monroe County.
Anthony Amendment because of her work toward its passage, which she did not live to see.
At the end of the 19th century, anarchist Emma Goldman lived and worked in Rochester for several years, where she championed the cause of labor in Rochester sweatshops.
This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County.
For the town in Ulster County, see Rochester, Ulster County, New York.
Several of the region's universities (notably the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology) have renowned research programs.