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Liberty Street
Liberty Street (August 2012)
Encounters at Ground Zero
Peter Josyph - Author

A haunting record of the destruction and rebirth of the neighborhood surrounding Ground Zero.

When writer and feature filmmaker Peter Josyph spent a year and a half combing the historic streets and debris-blasted buildings of Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, talking with workers and residents, capturing its struggles and transformations, he became what he calls a “citizen-artist,” personally shooting over two hundred hours of f...(Read More)
 
 
Precipice or Crossroads?
Precipice or Crossroads? (June 2012)
Where America's Great Public Universities Stand and Where They Are Going Midway through Their Second Century
Daniel Mark Fogel - Editor
Elizabeth Malson-Huddle - Editor

Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.

President Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-grant Act in 1862, launching a nationwide project in public higher education that would build democracy, prosperity, and competitiveness to levels undreamed of 150 years ago. As student costs skyrocket, driven by steep dr...(Read More)
 
 
Borderland
Borderland (March 2012)
Essays from the US-Canadian Divide
Bruce Fisher - Author

Provocative essays on the distinct history and culture of Buffalo and the Canadian border region.

Poor Buffalo—so rusty and abandoned, so sadly persistent in its despair, so abused by comedians, yet so close to serene and orderly Canada, and so blessed with an attractively resilient and rebellious spirit that its expatriates cannot wait to return. In essays that are historical and lyrical, objective yet po...(Read More)
 
 
Endtimes?
Endtimes? (March 2012)
Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times
Daniel R. Schwarz - Author

A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America’s most important newspaper.

From false stories about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to growing competition from online and twenty-four-hour cable news, the first decade of the twenty-first century was not particularly kind to the New York Times. In this groundbreaking study of the recent life and times of America’s most...(Read More)
 
 
Red Ink
Red Ink (March 2012)
Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the Colonial Period
Drew Lopenzina - Author

Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.

The Native peoples of colonial New England were quick to grasp the practical functions of Western literacy. Their written literary output was composed to suit their own needs and expressed views often in resistance to the agendas of the European colonists they were confronted with. Red Ink is an engaging retelling of A...(Read More)
 
 
The Interpreter
The Interpreter (March 2012)
A Story of Two Worlds
Robert Moss - Author

A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.

A vivid narrative of the clash of cultures on the colonial New York frontier, The Interpreter tells the story of a master shaman and his twin apprentices—the Mohawk dreamer called Island Woman and the young immigrant Conrad Wei...(Read More)
 
 
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition
J'aime New York, 2nd Edition (January 2012)
A Bilingual Guide to the French Heritage of New York State / Guide bilingue de l'héritage français de l'état de New York
Eloise A. Brière - Editor

A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.

Raquette Lake, Ausable River, Lake Bonaparte—despite the number of French place names scattered across the state, New York’s rich and compelling French history has received less attention over the years than its English and Dutch heritage. Aiming to correct this imbalance, J’aime New York, 2nd Edition offe...(Read More)
 
 
American Exceptionalisms
American Exceptionalisms (December 2011)
From Winthrop to Winfrey
Sylvia Söderlind - Editor
James Taylor Carson - Editor

Wide-ranging, interdisciplinary look at the emergence and persistence of the concept of American exceptionalism in U.S. culture and history.

An incisive and wide-ranging look at a powerful force and myth in American culture and history, American Exceptionalisms reveals the centuries-old persistence of the notion that the United States is an exceptional nation, in being both an example to the world and ex...(Read More)
 
 
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, Second Edition (September 2011)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

An updated comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, Univer...(Read More)
 
 
Blood at the Root
Blood at the Root (August 2011)
Lynching as American Cultural Nucleus
Jennie Lightweis-Goff - Author

Winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African American Studies

Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.

In Blood at the Root, winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African Amer...(Read More)
 
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