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Delicious December
Delicious December (July 2014)
How the Dutch Brought Us Santa, Presents, and Treats: A Holiday Cookbook
Peter G. Rose - Author

Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.

Delicious December mixes food and history in a celebration of Dutch and American Christmas traditions. In more than one hundred tried-and-true recipes, award-winning food historian Peter G. Rose draws on traditions that date back to the Middle Ag...(Read More)
 
 
Farms, Factories, and Families
Farms, Factories, and Families (July 2014)
Italian American Women of Connecticut
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by

Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.

Often treated as background figures throughout their history, Italian women of the lower and working classes have always struggled and toiled alongside men, and this did not change following emigration to America. Through numerous oral history narratives, Farms, Factories, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley (June 2014)
Jaap Jacobs - Editor
L. H. Roper - Editor

Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
This book provides an in-depth introduction to the issues involved in the expansion of European interests to the Hudson River Valley, the cultural interaction that took place there, and the colonization of the region. Written in accessible language by leading scholars, these essays incorporat...(Read More)
 
 
American Dolorologies
American Dolorologies (April 2014)
Pain, Sentimentalism, Biopolitics
Simon Strick - Author

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

American Dolorologies presents a theoretically sophisticated intervention into contemporary equations of subjectivity with trauma. Simon Strick argues against a universalism of pain and instead foregrounds the intimate relations of bodily affect with racial and gender politics. In concise and original readings ...(Read More)
 
 
Uncoupling American Empire
Uncoupling American Empire (January 2014)
Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910
Yu-Fang Cho - Author

A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.

A radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually devia...(Read More)
 
 
A Longhouse Fragmented
A Longhouse Fragmented (January 2014)
Ohio Iroquois Autonomy in the Nineteenth Century
Brian Joseph Gilley - Author

Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.

A Longhouse Fragmented is a historic ethnography of the Ohio Iroquois and, in particular, of the people known as the Seneca of Sandusky during the early nineteenth century. Using contemporary social theory and interdisciplinary methodologies, Brian Joseph Gilley tells the social history of the Native peoples of Ohio be...(Read More)
 
 
America's First Crisis
America's First Crisis (January 2014)
The War of 1812
Robert P. Watson - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. History Category (tie)

Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.

The War of 1812, sometimes called “America’s forgotten war,” was a curious affair. At the time, it was dismissed as “Mr. Madison’s War.” Later it was hailed by some as A...(Read More)
 
 
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws (December 2013)
Prohibition and New York City
Ellen NicKenzie Lawson - Author

Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.

With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, “drying up” New York City promised to be the greatest triumph of the proponents of Prohibition. Instead, the city remained the nation’s greatest liquor market. Smugglers, Bootleggers, a...(Read More)
 
 
William Almon Wheeler
William Almon Wheeler (December 2013)
Political Star of the North Country
Herbert C. Hallas - Author

An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth Vice President of the United States.

William Almon Wheeler’s life is an American success story about how a poor boy living near the Canadian border in Malone, New York, achieved fame and fortune. Often referred to as “the New York Lincoln,” Wheeler was a lawyer, banker, rai...(Read More)
 
 
The Principal's Office
The Principal's Office (November 2013)
A Social History of the American School Principal
Kate Rousmaniere - Author

The first comprehensive history of principals in the United States.

The Principal’s Office is the first historical examination of one of the most important figures in American education. Originating as a head teacher in the nineteenth century and evolving into the role of contemporary educational leader, the school principal has played a central part in the development of American public education. A l...(Read More)
 
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