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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)
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)
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