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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)
 
 
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
From Kristallnacht to Watergate (September 2013)
Memoirs of a Newspaperman
Harry Rosenfeld - Author

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography / Memoir I (Celebrity / Political / Romance) category

BRONZE MEDALIST - 2013 ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir Category

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as...(Read More)
 
 
Key to the Northern Country
Key to the Northern Country (August 2013)
The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor
Andrew Villani - Editor

Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.

The Hudson River Valley, which George Washington referred to as the “Key to the Northern Country,” played a central role in the American Revolution. From 1776 to 1780, with major battles fought at Saratoga, Fort Montgomery, and Stony Point, the region was a central battlegroun...(Read More)
 
 
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic
Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic (July 2013)
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.

Since the onset of the Second Industrial Revolution in the second half of the nineteenth century, energy has become a key axis of politics and international relations, particularly for the United States and Western Europe. In Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic,George A. ...(Read More)
 
 
Opening Statements
Opening Statements (June 2013)
Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York
Albert M. Rosenblatt - Editor
Julia C. Rosenblatt - Editor

Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.

No society can function without laws, that set of established practices and expectations that guide the way people get along with one another and relate to ruling authorities. Although much has been written about the English roots of American law and jurisprudence, little attention has been paid until recently to the legacy left by the Dut...(Read More)
 
 
From Every Mountainside
From Every Mountainside (June 2013)
Black Churches and the Broad Terrain of Civil Rights
R. Drew Smith - Editor

Essays on the civil rights movement outside the South and since the 1960s.

It has become popular to confine discussion of the American civil rights movement to the mid-twentieth-century South. From Every Mountainside contains essays that refuse to bracket the quest for civil rights in this manner, treating the subject as an enduring topic yet to be worked out in American politics and society. Individual e...(Read More)
 
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