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JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party (September 2004)
Sean J. Savage - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

A comprehensive account of JFK’s and LBJ’s leadership of the Democratic Party in the 1960s.

JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party is a richly detailed, comprehensive, and provocative account of presidential party leadership in the turbulent 1960s. Using many primary sources, including resources from presidential libraries, state a...(Read More)
 
 
Life in the White House
Life in the White House (May 2004)
A Social History of the First Family and the President's House
Robert P. Watson - Editor

Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.

This unique perspective on the White House, one of the most readily identifiable structures in the world, brings together the views of librarians, journalists, political advisers, attorneys, researchers, and professors. Filled with anecdotes, little-known facts, and scholarly analysis, the book shows how "The People's House" has been s...(Read More)
 
 
Jailbait
Jailbait (April 2004)
The Politics of Statutory Rape Laws in the United States
Carolyn Cocca - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Examines the development of statutory rape laws in the United States.

The first book-length study of American statutory rape laws, Jailbait investigates the double-edged nature of legislation aimed at both protecting and punishing adolescent sexuality. Carolyn Cocca explores how, throughout the history of the United States, the regulation of...(Read More)
 
 
The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History
The Bear River Massacre and the Making of History (April 2004)
Kass Fleisher - Author

Explores how a pivotal event in U.S. history—the killing of nearly 300 Shoshoni men, women, and children in 1863—has been contested, forgotten, and remembered.

At dawn on January 29, 1863, Union-affiliated troops under the command of Col. Patrick Connor were brought by Mormon guides to the banks of the Bear River, where, with the tacit approval of Abraham Lincoln, they attacked and slaughtered nearly three h...(Read More)
 
 
From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns
From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns (January 2004)
A Comparative History of Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, 1784-2001
Claire Puccia Parham - Author

Comprehensive study of two towns on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border.

From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns adds a new dimension to the debate over the perceived differences between American and Canadian society. This fascinating case study examines two communities separated by the St. Lawrence River: Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, from the end of the Revolutionary War to the present. Moving f...(Read More)
 
 
Immersed in Great Affairs
Immersed in Great Affairs (January 2004)
Allan Nevins and the Heroic Age of American History
Gerald L. Fetner - Author

A biography of the influential journalist and historian Allan Nevins.

Immersed in Great Affairs
is the first book-length biography of noted historian and journalist Allan Nevins. In a career that spanned nearly three-quarters of the twentieth century, Nevins won two Pulitzer Prizes, helped draft John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, composed the monumental eight-volume...(Read More)
 
 
Beverwijck
Beverwijck (October 2003)
A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664
Janny Venema - Author

2004 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives presented by the Board of Regents and the New York State Archives

Paints a detailed picture of everyday life in an early American community.

Beverwijck
explores the rich history and Dutch heritage of one of North America's oldest cities—Albany, New York. Drawing on documents tran...(Read More)

 
 
Subdued by the Sword
Subdued by the Sword (October 2003)
A Line Officer in the 121st New York Volunteers
James M. Greiner - Author

Presents the life of Captain John S. Kidder during the Civil War, as told through letters to his wife, Harriet, at home in rural New York.

Drawing on previously unpublished letters written by John S. Kidder to his wife, Harriet, during the Civil War, James M. Greiner recounts the triumphs and tragedies endured by one New York family. Kidder, a carriage maker living in the rural village of Laurens, responded to Preside...(Read More)
 
 
Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature, 1830-1865
Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature, 1830-1865 (September 2003)
Deborah C. De Rosa - Author

Explores why women abolitionists turned to children's literature to make their case against slavery.

Deborah C. De Rosa examines the multifaceted nature of domestic abolitionism, a discourse that nineteenth-century women created to voice their political sentiments when cultural imperatives demanded their silence. For nineteenth-century women struggling to find an abolitionist voice while maintaining the codes of gender ...(Read More)
 
 
Calling Down Fire
Calling Down Fire (February 2003)
Charles Grandison Finney and Revivalism in Jefferson County, New York, 1800-1840
Marianne Perciaccante - Author

Explores how the agrarian setting of Jefferson County, New York, influenced the revival methods of Charles Grandison Finney, with implications for the study of revivalism more generally.

Calling Down Fire examines the social and cultural influence of Jefferson County, New York, an isolated, agrarian setting, on the formation of Charles Grandison Finney’s theology and revival methods. Finney, who later became presi...(Read More)
 
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