Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.
In what is now largely considered a footnote in history, Americans invaded Canada along the Niagara Frontier in 1866. The group behind the invasion—the Fenian Brotherhood—was formed in 1858 by Irish nationalists in New York City in order to fight for Irish independence from Britain. ...(Read More)
Provides concrete examples of homework mentorship and positive academic interventions among immigrant families.
Brokering Tareas examines a grassroots literacy mentoring program that connected immigrant parents with English language mentors who helped emerging bilingual children with homework and encouraged positive academic attitudes. Steven Alvarez gives an ethnographic account of literacies practices,...(Read More)
Nathan Sanford in the Era of the Early Republic Ann Sandford - Author
Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working-class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the Ashcan School of Art blazed onto the art scene, introducing a revolutionary vision of New York City. In contrast to the elite artists who painted the upper class bedecked in finery, in ...(Read More)
How Women Used Men to Get the Vote Brooke Kroeger - Author
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.
The Suffragents is the untold story of how some of New York’s most powerful men formed the Men’s League for Woman Suffrage, which grew between 1909 and 1917 from 150 founding members into a force of thousands across thirty-five states. Brooke Kroeger explores...(Read More)
Explores the architectural treasures of the Southern-Central region of New York’s Adirondack Park and places them in the context of Adirondack history and culture.
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region provides a professional and insightful survey of the built environment of a unique area within New York’s Adirondack Park. This book is the first field guide to the architecture of the Park...(Read More)
New York Art Deco
A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture Anthony W. Robins - Author
The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.
Of all the world’s great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’30s that recast New York as the world’s modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins, New York’s best-known Art Deco guide, includes an introd...(Read More)