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David Dinkins and New York City Politics
David Dinkins and New York City Politics (November 2006)
Race, Images, and the Media
Wilbur C. Rich - Author

Studies the role of the media in shaping public perceptions of David Dinkins’ mayoral leadership.

As the first African American elected mayor of New York City, David Dinkins underwent intense scrutiny—first from the black community, then from white liberal supporters, the media, and the city’s electorate. Wilbur C. Rich focuses on the critical role played by the New York City media in the perceptio...(Read More)
Saving Sterling Forest
Saving Sterling Forest (November 2006)
The Epic Struggle to Preserve New York's Highlands
Ann Botshon - Author

The story of the twenty-five-year quest to preserve twenty thousand acres of forest in southeastern New York.

This is the inspiring story of the twenty-five-year-long effort to preserve Sterling Forest, a tract of rugged, upland terrain encompassing twenty thousand acres within the New York–New Jersey Highlands. Barely forty miles northwest of New York City, Sterling Forest seemed destined to suffer the same ...(Read More)
New York's Historic Armories
New York's Historic Armories (September 2006)
An Illustrated History
Nancy L. Todd - Author

2007 Building Typology Award presented by the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

2007 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award presented by the Preservation League of New York State

Chronicles the evolution of the armory as a specific building type in American architectural and military history, and the role these buildings played in the history of Ame...(Read More)
Stopping the Plant
Stopping the Plant (August 2006)
The St. Lawrence Cement Controversy and the Battle for Quality of Life in the Hudson Valley
Miriam D. Silverman - Author

Detailed account of the controversy surrounding the building of a coal-fired cement factory in the Hudson Valley.

When the St. Lawrence Cement Company proposed building a massive coal-powered cement plant near the banks of the Hudson River in the town of Greenport, New York, in 1999, it ignited a controversy that dominated the discussion of community development in the entire Hudson Valley region. Stoppin...(Read More)
Don Nice
Don Nice (April 2005)
The Nature of Art
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art - Author

Paintings by contemporary American realist Don Nice, with emphasis on recent works relating to the Hudson Valley.

This selection of sixteen paintings by contemporary American realist painter Don Nice focuses on his work from the mid-1980s onward. A classic figure in American art, Nice brings a contemporary vision to the American landscape tradition. Deeply committed to painting the quintessential landscape, Nice co...(Read More)
The Other New York
The Other New York (March 2005)
The American Revolution beyond New York City, 1763-1787
Joseph S. Tiedemann - Editor
Eugene R. Fingerhut - Editor

Essays exploring rural New York during the American Revolution.

The Other New York provides the first comprehensive look at New York State's rural areas during the American Revolution. This county-by-county survey of the regions outside of New York City describes the social and cultural conditions on the eve of the Revolution and details the events leading up to the conflict, the battles and campaigns fought wi...(Read More)
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3 (January 2005)
African American Women Community Builders of Western New York
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Author and editor
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Author and editor

Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York State.

For generations, African American women have served as vibrant community builders and leaders across the United States. The third, wonderful volume in an acclaimed series of biographical sketches, Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3 reveals another one hundred women community leaders in the northeastern United States. Inspired ...(Read More)
From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns
From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns (January 2004)
A Comparative History of Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, 1784-2001
Claire Puccia Parham - Author

Comprehensive study of two towns on either side of the U.S.-Canadian border.

From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns adds a new dimension to the debate over the perceived differences between American and Canadian society. This fascinating case study examines two communities separated by the St. Lawrence River: Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, from the end of the Revolutionary War to the present. Moving f...(Read More)
Beverwijck (October 2003)
A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664
Janny Venema - Author

2004 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the New York State Archives presented by the Board of Regents and the New York State Archives

Paints a detailed picture of everyday life in an early American community.

explores the rich history and Dutch heritage of one of North America's oldest cities—Albany, New York. Drawing on documents tran...(Read More)

Subdued by the Sword
Subdued by the Sword (October 2003)
A Line Officer in the 121st New York Volunteers
James M. Greiner - Author

Presents the life of Captain John S. Kidder during the Civil War, as told through letters to his wife, Harriet, at home in rural New York.

Drawing on previously unpublished letters written by John S. Kidder to his wife, Harriet, during the Civil War, James M. Greiner recounts the triumphs and tragedies endured by one New York family. Kidder, a carriage maker living in the rural village of Laurens, responded to Preside...(Read More)
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