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Out of the Closet, Into the Archives
Out of the Closet, Into the Archives (December 2015)
Researching Sexual Histories
Amy L. Stone - Editor
Jaime Cantrell - Editor

 
 
Schoolhouse Activists
Schoolhouse Activists (December 2015)
African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson - Author

 
 
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens
From Loyalists to Loyal Citizens (November 2015)
The DePeyster Family of New York
Valerie H. McKito - Author

Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
The DePeyster family of New York was one of the first families of New Amsterdam, ranking among the wealthiest of New York during the early days of the American Republic. The DePeysters were also unapologetic Loyalists, serving in the King’s forces during the American Revolution. After the w...(Read More)
 
 
Green Voices
Green Voices (November 2015)
Defending Nature and the Environment in American Civic Discourse
Richard D. Besel - Editor
Bernard K. Duffy - Editor

 
 
Selling War, Selling Hope
Selling War, Selling Hope (November 2015)
Presidential Rhetoric, the News Media, and US Foreign Policy since 9/11
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.
Modern presidents have considerable power in selling US foreign policy objectives to the public. In Selling War, Selling Hope, Anthony R. DiMaggio documents how presidents often make use of the media to create a positive informational environment that, at least in the short term, successfully builds public support for ...(Read More)
 
 
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

First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.
A quarter of black Americans earn college degrees from black colleges, yet questions about the necessity of black colleges abound. In the Face of Inequality dissects the ways in which race and racism combined to shape the experiences of America’s black colleges in the mid-twentieth century. In a novel approach to this topic, Meliss...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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