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New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee
New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee (May 2018)
Essays on Slavery, Resistance, Abolition, Teaching, and Historical Memory
Alan J. Singer - Author

Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.

In this book Alan J. Singer discusses the history of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the continuing significance of slavery’s past in shaping our present. Each chapter addresses a different theme in the history of slavery and the abolitionist struggle in the United States, with a focus on events and debates...(Read More)
 
 
Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (May 2018)
Emily Holt - Editor

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Water, an essential resource in all cultures, is at the heart of human power structures. Utilizing a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors to Water and Power in Past Societies provide a broad introduction to the archaeology of water-related power structures. The studies here...(Read More)
 
 
Adriaen van der Donck
Adriaen van der Donck (April 2018)
A Dutch Rebel in Seventeenth-Century America
J. van den Hout - Author

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

This book tells the compelling story of the young legal activist Adriaen van der Donck (1618–1655), whose fight to secure the struggling Dutch colony of New Netherland made him a controversial but pivotal figure in early America. At best, he has been labeled a hero, a visionary, and a spokesman of the people. A...(Read More)
 
 
Cities of Refuge
Cities of Refuge (April 2018)
German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945
Lori Gemeiner Bihler - Author

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tolerant countries. Cities of Refuge compares the experiences of Jewish refugees who immigrated to London and New York City by analyzing letters, diaries, newspape...(Read More)
 
 
A State Is Born
A State Is Born (March 2018)
The Establishment of the Israeli System of Government, 1947-1951
Jonathan David Fine - Author

Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
Although Israel was not the only country that emerged during the postcolonial era following World War II, it was very different than others in the British Empire such as India, Iraq, Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. In A State is Born, Jonathan David Fine uses newly discovered archival mate...(Read More)
 
 
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World
NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (March 2018)
Joe Burton - Author

Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges.

Why is it that despite the end of the Cold War and the almost constant controversies surrounding the alliance’s role in the world, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is still a prominent and vital player in international security? Joe Burton provides an in-depth analysis of...(Read More)
 
 
Marking Time
Marking Time (February 2018)
Andy Warhol's Vision of Celebrations, Commemorations, and Anniversaries
Reva Wolf - Editor

Addresses an understudied yet highly significant aspect of the work of the influential artist Andy Warhol: his exploration of anniversaries.

In 1967, on the fifth anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s untimely death at the age of thirty-six, Andy Warhol created a series of ten Marilyn screen prints. His decision to produce these “anniversary” prints fits a pattern in his practices as an artist, and in ours as ...(Read More)
 
 
Overcoming Niagara
Overcoming Niagara (February 2018)
Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792–1837
Janet Dorothy Larkin - Author

Analyzes the nineteenth-century canal age in the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.

In Overcoming Niagara Janet Dorothy Larkin analyzes the canal age from the perspective of the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland between 1792 and 1837. She shows what drove the transportation revolution, not the conventional story of westward expansion and the international/metropolitan rivalry bet...(Read More)
 
 
A Spirit of Sacrifice
A Spirit of Sacrifice (December 2017)
New York State in the First World War
Aaron Noble - Author
Keith Swaney - Author
Vicki Weiss - Author

Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.

“New York’s pride is the pride of things done. Her leadership is no more due to her great wealth or her large population than to the patriotism of her citizens and the uses to which her wealth is put. In every war in which this country has engaged, she has shown a spirit ...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Immigration
Understanding Immigration (December 2017)
Issues and Challenges in an Era of Mass Population Movement
Marilyn Hoskin - Author

Undergraduate-level textbook introducing students to the factors which define immigration politics in the United States and Europe.

Based on the dual premise that nations need to learn from how immigration issues are handled in other modern democracies, and that adaptation to a new era of refugee and emigration movements is critical to a stable world, Marilyn Hoskin systematically compares the immigration polici...(Read More)
 
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