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Fight All Day, March All Night
Fight All Day, March All Night (December 2012)
A Medal of Honor Recipient's Story
Wayne Mahood - Author

An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told through his letters from the battlefield.

In 1862 twenty-one-year-old Morris Brown Jr. left his studies at Hamilton College to take up the Union cause. He quickly rose in rank from sergeant major to captain and acting regimental commander for the 126th New York Volunteers. In letters written to his family in Penn Yan, New York, Brown describes his ex...(Read More)
 
 
Tuscarora
Tuscarora (December 2012)
A History
Anthony F. C. Wallace - Author

The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.

Tuscarora is the comprehensive history of the small Iroquois Indian reservation community just north of Niagara Falls in western New York. The Tuscaroras consider themselves to be a sovereign nation, independent of the United States and the State of New York. They have preserved a system of social organization and ideal pub...(Read More)
 
 
Struggles for Equal Voice
Struggles for Equal Voice (November 2012)
The History of African American Media Democracy
Yuya Kiuchi - Author

Reveals how African Americans used cable television as a means of empowerment.

While previous scholarship on African Americans and the media has largely focused on issues such as stereotypes and program content, Struggles for Equal Voice reveals how African Americans have utilized access to cable television production and viewership as a significant step toward achieving empowerment during the post&ndash...(Read More)
 
 
Collecting Objects / Excluding People
Collecting Objects / Excluding People (September 2012)
Chinese Subjects and American Visual Culture, 1830-1900
Lenore Metrick-Chen - Author

Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture.

In Collecting Objects / Excluding People, Lenore Metrick-Chen demonstrates an unknown impact of Chinese immigration upon nineteenth-century American art and visual culture. The American ideas of “Chineseness” ranged from a negative portrayal to an admiring one and these...(Read More)
 
 
Letters to ONE
Letters to ONE (September 2012)
Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s
Craig M. Loftin - Edited and with an introduction by

Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States.

Long before the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first openly gay magazine in the United States—offered a positive viewpoint of homosexuality and encouraged gay people to resist discrimination and persecution. Despite a limited monthly circulation of only a few thousand, the magazine influenced the substance,...(Read More)
 
 
Liberty Street
Liberty Street (August 2012)
Encounters at Ground Zero
Peter Josyph - Author

A haunting record of the destruction and rebirth of the neighborhood surrounding Ground Zero.

When writer and feature filmmaker Peter Josyph spent a year and a half combing the historic streets and debris-blasted buildings of Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, talking with workers and residents, capturing its struggles and transformations, he became what he calls a “citizen-artist,” personally shooting over two hundred hours of f...(Read More)
 
 
Precipice or Crossroads?
Precipice or Crossroads? (June 2012)
Where America's Great Public Universities Stand and Where They Are Going Midway through Their Second Century
Daniel Mark Fogel - Editor
Elizabeth Malson-Huddle - Editor

Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.

President Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-grant Act in 1862, launching a nationwide project in public higher education that would build democracy, prosperity, and competitiveness to levels undreamed of 150 years ago. As student costs skyrocket, driven by steep dr...(Read More)
 
 
Borderland
Borderland (March 2012)
Essays from the US-Canadian Divide
Bruce Fisher - Author

Provocative essays on the distinct history and culture of Buffalo and the Canadian border region.

Poor Buffalo—so rusty and abandoned, so sadly persistent in its despair, so abused by comedians, yet so close to serene and orderly Canada, and so blessed with an attractively resilient and rebellious spirit that its expatriates cannot wait to return. In essays that are historical and lyrical, objective yet po...(Read More)
 
 
Endtimes?
Endtimes? (March 2012)
Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times
Daniel R. Schwarz - Author

A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America’s most important newspaper.

From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America’s most...(Read More)
 
 
Red Ink
Red Ink (March 2012)
Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period
Drew Lopenzina - Author

Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.

The Native peoples of colonial New England were quick to grasp the practical functions of Western literacy. Their written literary output was composed to suit their own needs and expressed views often in resistance to the agendas of the European colonists they were confronted with. Red Ink is an engaging retelling of A...(Read More)
 
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