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Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley
Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley (May 2017)
Michael E. Groth - Author

Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley.

Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley focuses on the largely forgotten history of slavery in New York and the African American freedom struggle in the central Hudson Valley prior to the Civil War. Slaves were central actors in the drama that unfolded in the region during the Revolution, and they...(Read More)
 
 
The Truth of the Russian Revolution
The Truth of the Russian Revolution (May 2017)
The Memoirs of the Tsar's Chief of Security and His Wife
Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev - Author
Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva - Author
Vladimir G. Marinich - Translator

Gold Medalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the History category

Bronze Medalist– 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the World History Category

An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.

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Diasporic Blackness
Diasporic Blackness (April 2017)
The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.

A Black Puerto Rican–born scholar, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) was a well-known collector and archivist whose personal library was the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He was an autodidact who matched wits with university-educated men and wo...(Read More)
 
 
Set in Stone
Set in Stone (March 2017)
Creating and Commemorating a Hudson Valley Culture
Kenneth Shefsiek - Author

2017 Annual Hendricks Award, presented by the New Netherland Institute

Challenges the belief that the Walloons and the Dutch of the Hudson Valley were cultural preservationists who resisted English culture.

In 1678, seven French-speaking Protestant families established the village of New Paltz in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Life on the edge of European settlement presented many challenges, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Best of New York Archives
The Best of New York Archives (March 2017)
Selections from the Magazine, 2001-2011
New York State Archives Partnership Trust - Author

Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives.

For readers interested in uncovering the history of the Empire State, The Best of New York Archives highlights some of the most popular articles of the unique, award-winning publication—as told through the records of the men and women who made it.

Home to some of the United States’ most important historical treasures, the Ne...(Read More)
 
 
Mexico's Nobodies
Mexico's Nobodies (February 2017)
The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women
B. Christine Arce - Author

Click here to listen to B. Christine Arce discuss her book on the New Books Network podcast.

2016 Victoria Urbano Critical Monograph Book Prize, presented by theInternational Association of Hispanic Feminine Literature and...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.

In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles aga...(Read More)
 
 
Somewhere in France
Somewhere in France (February 2017)
The World War I Letters and Journal of Private Frederick A. Kittleman
Thomas J. Schaeper - Author

Previously unpublished letters and a private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
The United States entered World War I in April 1917, and by the end of the conflict two million American soldiers were fighting on French soil. One of them was Private Frederick A. Kittleman, who was born in the small city of Olean in western New York. After being drafted in ...(Read More)
 
 
Global Women, Colonial Ports
Global Women, Colonial Ports (January 2017)
Prostitution in the Interwar Middle East
Liat Kozma - Author

Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.

Global Women, Colonial Ports is a transnational history of state-regulated prostitution in the Middle East and North Africa between the two world wars. Beginning with international efforts to eradicate traffic in women and children, Liat Kozma examines French and...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of the Second Slavery
The Politics of the Second Slavery (December 2016)
Dale W. Tomich - Editor

Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.

The creation of new frontiers of slave commodity production and the expansion and intensification of slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the southern United States were an integral part of the expansion of the world economy during the nineteenth century. Beginning from this vantage point, The Politics of the Second Slavery br...(Read More)
 
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