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Running on Empty
Running on Empty (June 2013)
The Rise and Fall of Southampton College, 1963–2005
John A. Strong - Author

Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck.”

Southampton College, the easternmost campus of Long Island University, opened with great promise in 1963 and closed in 2005 amidst great acrimony. Located in an idyllic environmental setting on the Atlantic shore of Long Island, it had a nationally recognized marine ...(Read More)
 
 
Tribal Worlds
Tribal Worlds (May 2013)
Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building
Brian Hosmer - Editor
Larry Nesper - Editor

Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.

Tribal Worlds considers the emergence and general project of indigenous nationhood in several geographical and historical settings in Native North America. Ethnographers and historians address issues of belonging, peoplehood, sovereignty, conflict, economy, identity, and colo...(Read More)
 
 
Felony Disenfranchisement in America, Second Edition
Felony Disenfranchisement in America, Second Edition (April 2013)
Historical Origins, Institutional Racism, and Modern Consequences
Katherine Irene Pettus - Author

Reveals how state felony disenfranchisement laws are undermining American democracy.

State felony disenfranchisement laws that date back to Reconstruction fracture the American electorate into “those who are citizens in the fullest sense of the term,” in Aristotle’s words, and those who, deprived of political voice, still have the status of slaves. The existence of this “invisible constitue...(Read More)
 
 
Life on a Rocky Farm
Life on a Rocky Farm (April 2013)
Rural Life near New York City in the Late Nineteenth Century
Lucas C. Barger - Author
Peter A. Rogerson - Transcribed and with an introduction by

A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.

Life on a Rocky Farm couples Lucas C. Barger’s (1866–1939) eye for detail with a folksy, anecdotal style to give us a remarkable and memorable depiction of both the traditional ways of farm life, and the challenges the farmers faced as the times changed. Previously unp...(Read More)
 
 
The Guitar and the New World
The Guitar and the New World (April 2013)
A Fugitive History
Joe Gioia - Author

A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.

The American guitar, that lightweight wooden box with a long neck, hourglass figure, and six metal strings, has evolved over five hundred years of social turmoil to become a nearly magical object—the most popular musical instrument in the world. In The Guitar and the New World, Joe Gioia offers a many-limbed soci...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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