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The Suffragents
The Suffragents (September 2017)
How Women Used Men to Get the Vote
Brooke Kroeger - Author

Gold Medalist 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. History Category
Finalist - 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History at Lebanon Valley College

The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.

The Suffragents...(Read More)
 
 
From Italy to the North End
From Italy to the North End (July 2017)
Photographs, 1972-1982
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
James Pasto - Foreword by

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a young boy, Anthony V. Riccio listened to his grandparents’ stories of life in the small Italian villages where they had grown up and which they had left in order to emigrate to the United States. In the early 1970s, he traveled to those villages—Alvignano and Sippiciano—and elsewhere in Italy, taking photographs...(Read More)
 
 
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman (June 2017)
The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830
Susan M. Ouellette - Author

A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.

In 1820, Phebe Orvis began a journal that she faithfully kept for a decade. Richly detailed, her diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. The journal entries trace...(Read More)
 
 
After Katrina
After Katrina (March 2017)
Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century
Anna Hartnell - Author

Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site for exploring competing narratives of US decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Deploying...(Read More)
 
 
The Best of New York Archives
The Best of New York Archives (March 2017)
Selections from the Magazine, 2001-2011
New York State Archives Partnership Trust - Author

Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication—as told through the records of the men and women who made it.

Home to some of the United States’ most important historical treasures, the Ne...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Persuasion
The Politics of Persuasion (February 2017)
Economic Policy and Media Bias in the Modern Era
Anthony R. DiMaggio - Author

Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Tracking the effects of media content on the public is a difficult endeavor, and media effects vary on a subject-to-subject basis. To address this challenge, The Politics of Persuasion employs a multifaceted, mixed method approach to studying mass media and public attitudes. Anthony R. DiMaggio analyzes...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.

In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles aga...(Read More)
 
 
Somewhere in France
Somewhere in France (February 2017)
The World War I Letters and Journal of Private Frederick A. Kittleman
Thomas J. Schaeper - Author

Previously unpublished letters and a private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
The United States entered World War I in April 1917, and by the end of the conflict two million American soldiers were fighting on French soil. One of them was Private Frederick A. Kittleman, who was born in the small city of Olean in western New York. After being drafted in ...(Read More)
 
 
Hopes and Expectations
Hopes and Expectations (January 2017)
The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford
Barbara J. Beeching - Author

Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.

Based on a treasure trove of more than two hundred personal letters written in the 1860s, Hopes and Expectations tells the story of three young African Americans in the North. Living on Maryland’s eastern shore, schoolteacher Rebecca Primus sent “home weeklies” to her parents in Hartford and...(Read More)
 
 
Herbert H. Lehman
Herbert H. Lehman (December 2016)
A Political Biography
Duane Tananbaum - Author

The definitive biography of New York State’s four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

This new biography of Herbert Lehman—the first in a half century—fills the void left by historians and political scientists who have neglected one of the truly great liberal icons of the mid-twentieth century. Based on extensive research in archival sources, Herbert H. Lehman ...(Read More)
 
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