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Oklahomo
Oklahomo (August 2015)
Lessons in Unqueering America
Carol Mason - Author

 
 
In the Face of Inequality
In the Face of Inequality (July 2015)
How Black Colleges Adapt
Melissa E. Wooten - Author

 
 
The Spirit of New York
The Spirit of New York (June 2015)
Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Bruce W. Dearstyne - Author

Presents New York history in a fresh way through sixteen dramatic events.
In this lively and engaging book, Bruce W. Dearstyne presents New York state history by exploring sixteen dramatic events. From the launch of the state government in April 1777, to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, these events altered the course of state and US history. Chapters describe great political changes, historical turning points, and struggles for...(Read More)
 
 
A Most Glorious Ride
A Most Glorious Ride (April 2015)
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
Over a Barrel (April 2015)
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 Philosopher-Lobbyist
The Philosopher-Lobbyist (April 2015)
John Dewey and the People's Lobby, 1928–1940
Mordecai Lee - Author

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)
 
 
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies (April 2015)
Female Desire in 1940s US Culture
Steven Dillon - Author

 
 
Bringing Zion Home
Bringing Zion Home (February 2015)
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
An Irrepressible Conflict (December 2014)
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)
 
 
Regulating Desire
Regulating Desire (November 2014)
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)
 
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