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New York State Today
New York State Today (June 1985)
First Edition
Peter W. Colby - Editor

This is the ideal reader on New York State—a fresh, up-to-date introduction to the politics, government, and public policies. Its list of thirty-one contributors includes many well-known and active figures in government. The text covers the history and background of Empire State politics, the state constitution, the political geography of the state, its branches of government, voting and elections, and such vital issues as crime, educati...(Read More)
The Crisis Regime
The Crisis Regime (June 1985)
The M. A. C., the E. F. C. B., and the Political Impact of the New York City Financial Crisis
Robert W. Bailey - Author

"The Crisis Regime combines an insightful, well-documented analysis of the New York City financial crisis of 1975 and a broader, theoretical sense of changing politics and modes of governance in big cities. The case study is conceptualized in generic terms so that people from outside New York as well as those involved directly in the city will learn from it. It will be of great interest to academics and could lay the groundwork for future s...(Read More)
German Folk Arts of New York State
German Folk Arts of New York State (January 1985)
Mary Antoine de Julio - Author
Roderic H. Blackburn - Foreword by

An essential introduction to the crafts and folks arts of German settlers in New York State.

The folk industry and beautiful crafts of German settlers in New York State come to light in this richly illustrated volume. Following the devastating Thirty Years War, waves of Germans migrated to the New York region in the first decade of the seventeenth century. The settlers brought with them a rich, enduring tradition o...(Read More)
The New Response
The New Response (January 1985)
Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River
John Yau - Author
Alan Gussow - Introduction

Introduction to contemporary painters of the Hudson River, who both continue and react to the legacy of the nineteenth-century Hudson River School of painting.

Contemporary landscape painters of the legendary Hudson River Valley are featured in this breathtaking and fascinating collection. Beginning with Thomas Cole’s travel into the Kaaterskill Clove in 1825, the Hudson River Valley has inspired generations o...(Read More)
From Sicily to Elizabeth Street
From Sicily to Elizabeth Street (June 1984)
Housing and Social Change among Italian Immigrants, 1880-1930
Donna R. Gabaccia - Author

For many immigrants, the move from Sicily to a New York tenement was accompanied by rapid, significant, and often surprisingly satisfactory changes in a wide variety of social relationships. Many of these changes can be traced to the influence of a changing housing environment.

From Sicily to Elizabeth Street analyzes the relationship of environment to social behavior. It revises our understanding of the Italian-American family and c...(Read More)
High Hopes
High Hopes (June 1984)
The Rise and Decline of Buffalo, New York
Mark Goldman - Author

In 1901 Buffalo was the national symbol of the country's optimism, pride, and braggadocio. Toward the close of the century, it epitomizes the sense of economic and demographic crisis prevalent in American industrial cities.

High Hopes analyzes and interprets the historical forces--external and internal-- that have shaped New York's second largest city. It examines the historical shifts that have served as a catalyst in...(Read More)
A Sort of Utopia
A Sort of Utopia (June 1983)
Scarsdale, 1891-1981
Carol A. O'Connor - Author

Scarsdale, New York, is a small community with a large reputation. Long before it had gained general recognition as a source of fad diets and the presumed site of sensational murders, it was well-known in upper-middle-class circles for the rigor of its zoning, the excellence of its schools, the splendor of its houses, and the wealth of its residents. Indeed, Scarsdale is, what one observer has called, “a sort of utopia”—a capitalistic...(Read More)
Folk Songs of the Catskills
Folk Songs of the Catskills (June 1983)
Norman Cazden - Editor
Herbert Haufrecht - Editor
Norman Studer - Editor

Part of the ancient Appalachians and just a few miles up the road from a massive metropolitan area, the Catskills have been home to the variety of people who have made the history of the New World.

The songs collected here reflect this history. They are songs of rafting and lumbering, war and railroads, prison and hard times, and nonsense and drinking. And they are songs of love - tragic love, thwarted love, foolish love - and sometimes eve...(Read More)
Notes and Sources for Folk Songs of the Catskills
Notes and Sources for Folk Songs of the Catskills (June 1983)
Norman Cazden - Editor
Herbert Haufrecht - Editor
Norman Studer - Editor

Notes and Sources to Folk Songs of the Catskills, also published by the State University of New York Press, is the companion volume to Folk Songs of the Catskills. It contains extensive reference notes that exemplify and support detailed citations in the commentary preceding each song. The book also includes a comprehensive list of sources, including books, broadsides or pocket songsters, disc recordings, music publications, periodicals, tape...(Read More)
Love Canal
Love Canal (June 1982)
My Story
Lois Marie Gibbs - Author
Murray Levine - Author

The inspiring story of a seemingly ordinary woman who led one of the most successful, single-purpose, grassroots efforts of our time.

“I want to tell you my story because I believe that ordinary citizens using the tools of dignity, self-respect, common sense, and perseverance can influence solutions to important problems in our society.” — Lois Marie Gibbs, from Chapter One

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