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The Haunted History of Pelham, New York
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York (March 2022)
Including Ghostly Tales of the Bronx, Westchester County, and Long Island Sound
Blake A. Bell - Author

 
 
Home as Found
Home as Found (November 2021)
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Stephen Carl Arch - Historical introduction, notes, and text

 
 
Outdoors at Idlewild
Outdoors at Idlewild (November 2021)
The Building of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Nathaniel Parker Willis - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century’s leading authors.

During the 1850s and 60s, by far the most prominent author in all of New York State was the writer, editor, and publisher Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806–1867). Nearly as prominent as Willis himself was his Hudson Valley estate, Idlewild, where literary ...(Read More)
 
 
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York (October 2021)
Jay Gould - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

 
 
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
In the Catskills and My Boyhood (October 2021)
John Burroughs - Author
Edward Renehan - Introduction

Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.

Henry James called John Burroughs (1837–1921) “a more humorous, more available, and more sociable Thoreau.” Walt Whitman in turn extolled Burroughs as “a child of the woods, fields, hills—native to them in a rare sense (in a sense almost a miracle).” Throughout his many books and essays, Burroughs was never ...(Read More)
 
 
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief (September 2021)
Harold D. Smith, 1939-1945
Mordecai Lee - Author

First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.

In this book, Mordecai Lee provides a long-overdue examination of a key member of FDR’s administration. Harold D. Smith was FDR’s budget director from 1939 through to Roosevelt’s death in 1945. In that capacity, he was also the de facto manager-in-chief of the federal government. During his tenure, he reformed...(Read More)
 
 
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War (September 2021)
An Atlantic Identity in the Making
Stephen D. Bosworth - Author

Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.

Millions of soldiers and civilians passionately supported one side or the other in the American Civil War. For Colonel Lionel Jobert d’Epineuil of the Fifty-Third New York Volunteer Regiment, however, his own advancement mattered more than the outcome of the conf...(Read More)
 
 
The Water-Witch
The Water-Witch (September 2021)
Or, The Skimmer of the Seas
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Edited and with an introduction by
Marianne Philbrick - Edited and with an introduction by

An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.

Chiefly set on the waters and islands of New York Harbor in the early years of the 1700s, James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Water-Witch (1830) paints a vivid picture of life in the little colonial port. It was familiar territory for Cooper, who a century later had served as a junior officer on ...(Read More)
 
 
Blacks in Niagara Falls
Blacks in Niagara Falls (August 2021)
Leaders and Community Development, 1850-1985
Michael B. Boston - Author

A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.

Blacks in Niagara Falls narrates and analyzes the history of Black Niagarans from the days of the Underground Railroad to the Age of Urban Renewal. Michael B. Boston details how Black Niagarans found themselv...(Read More)
 
 
The Other American Dilemma
The Other American Dilemma (July 2021)
Schools, Mexicans, and the Nature of Jim Crow, 1912–1953
Rubén Donato - Author
Jarrod Hanson - Author

Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.

In The Other American Dilemma, Rubén Donato and Jarrod Hanson examine the experiences of Mexican immigrants, Mexican Americans, and Hispanos/as in their schools a...(Read More)
 
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