A Most Glorious Ride
The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877–1886 Edward P. Kohn - Editor
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career. A Most Glorious Ride presents the complete diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. Covering the formative years of his life, Roosevelt’s entries show the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman into a confident and increasingly robust young adult. He writes about his grief over the premature death of...(Read More)
Over a Barrel
The Rise and Fall of New York's Taylor Wine Company Thomas Pellechia - Author
How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.
In 1880, Walter Stephen Taylor, a cooper’s son, started a commercial grape juice company in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Two years later, wine production was added, and by the 1920s, the Taylor Wine Company was firmly established. Walter Tayl...(Read More)
The history of John Dewey’s leadership of the progressive People’s Lobby.
John Dewey (1859–1952) was a preeminent American philosopher who is remembered today as the founder of what is called child-centered or progressive education. In The Philosopher-Lobbyist, Mordecai Lee tells the largely forgotten story of Dewey’s effort to influence public opinion and promote democratic citizenship. Based on Dewe...(Read More)
Bringing Zion Home
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948–1967 Emily Alice Katz - Author
Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel. Bringing Zion Home examines the role of culture in the establishment of the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel in the immediate postwar decades. Many American Jews first encountered Israel through their roles as tastemakers,...(Read More)
An Irrepressible Conflict
The Empire State in the Civil War Robert Weible - Author Jennifer A. Lemak - Author Aaron Noble - Author Harold Holzer - Foreword by
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War. An Irrepressible Conflict documents the pivotal role New York State played in our nation’s bloodiest and most enduring conflict. As the wealthiest and most populous state in the Union, the Empire State led all others in supplying men, money, and material to the causes of unity and freedom. New York’s experience provides significant insight into the...(Read More)
From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess J. Shoshanna Ehrlich - Author
Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.
Starting with the mid-nineteenth-century campaign by the American Female Moral Reform Society to criminalize seduction and moving forward to the late twentieth-century conservative effort to codify a national abstinence-only education policy, Regulating Desire explores the legal regulation of young women&rsquo...(Read More)