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The Interpreter
The Interpreter (March 2012)
A Story of Two Worlds
Robert Moss - Author

A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.

A vivid narrative of the clash of cultures on the colonial New York frontier, The Interpreter tells the story of a master shaman and his twin apprentices—the Mohawk dreamer called Island Woman and the young immigrant Conrad Wei...(Read More)
 
 
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition (January 2012)
A Bilingual Guide to the French Heritage of New York State / Guide bilingue de l'héritage français de l'état de New York
Eloise A. Brière - Editor

A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.

Raquette Lake, Ausable River, Lake Bonaparte—despite the number of French place names scattered across the state, New York’s rich and compelling French history has received less attention over the years than its English and Dutch heritage. Aiming to correct this imbalance, J’aime New York, 2nd Edition offe...(Read More)
 
 
American Exceptionalisms
American Exceptionalisms (December 2011)
From Winthrop to Winfrey
Sylvia Söderlind - Editor
James Taylor Carson - Editor

Wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at the emergence and persistence of the concept of American exceptionalism in U.S. culture and history.

An incisive and wide-ranging look at a powerful force and myth in American culture and history, American Exceptionalisms reveals the centuries-old persistence of the notion that the United States is an exceptional nation, in being both an example to the world and ex...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition (September 2011)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

An updated comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, Univer...(Read More)
 
 
Blood at the Root
Blood at the Root (August 2011)
Lynching as American Cultural Nucleus
Jennie Lightweis-Goff - Author

Winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African American Studies

Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.

In Blood at the Root, winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African Amer...(Read More)
 
 
Breaching Jericho's Walls
Breaching Jericho's Walls (March 2011)
A Twentieth-Century African American Life
Allen B. Ballard - Author

An award-winning African American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadelphia childhood in the 1930s to midcentury Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.

A rich narrative recounting the life story of award-winning African American historian and novelist Allen B. Ballard, Breaching Jericho’s Walls takes its readers on an exciting journey from a se...(Read More)
 
 
The Affair of the Veiled Murderess
The Affair of the Veiled Murderess (March 2011)
An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery
Jeanne Winston Adler - Author

An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.

Troy, New York, 1853. Two Irish immigrants—a man and a woman—die shortly after drinking beer poured by a neighbor. Was it poisoned? And if so, was their slayer the beautiful mistress of an important Democratic politician? Many Trojans soon answer yes to both questions, but others qu...(Read More)
 
 
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport
When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport (February 2011)
Allen Bodner - Author
Budd Schulberg - Foreword by

A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.

Boxing was an integral part of American culture during the first half of the twentieth century, second only to baseball in popularity. It was also a heavily Jewish sport—from 1910 to 1940, there were twenty-six Jewish world champions, and during the 1920s and 1930s, almost one-third of all boxers were Jewish. Drawing ...(Read More)
 
 
Memory Matters
Memory Matters (January 2011)
Proceedings from the 2010 Conference Hosted by the Humanities Center, Miami University of Ohio
Daniel M. Cobb - Editor
Helen Sheumaker - Editor

Explores how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shapes the way we imagine our possible futures.


“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” — William Faulkner


The three thought-provoking essays in Memory Matters explore how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shape the way we i...(Read More)
 
 
Silencing the Opposition
Silencing the Opposition (January 2011)
How the U.S. Government Suppressed Freedom of Expression During Major Crises, Second Edition
Craig R. Smith - Editor

Examines major challenges to the First Amendment and focuses on the extremely important paradigm shift of freedom of expression in the post-9/11 era.

The first edition of Silencing the Opposition examined major challenges to the First Amendment using illustrative case studies of the various forms of governmental suppression in U.S. history. The essays provided a history of how governmental forces have used rhet...(Read More)

 
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