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Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws
Smugglers, Bootleggers, and Scofflaws (December 2013)
Prohibition and New York City
Ellen NicKenzie Lawson - Author

Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.

With the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, “drying up” New York City promised to be the greatest triumph of the proponents of Prohibition. Instead, the city remained the nation’s greatest liquor market. Smugglers, Bootleggers, a...(Read More)
 
 
Key to the Northern Country
Key to the Northern Country (August 2013)
The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution
James M. Johnson - Editor
Christopher Pryslopski - Editor
Andrew Villani - Editor

Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.

The Hudson River Valley, which George Washington referred to as the “Key to the Northern Country,” played a central role in the American Revolution. From 1776 to 1780, with major battles fought at Saratoga, Fort Montgomery, and Stony Point, the region was a central battlegroun...(Read More)
 
 
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy (June 2013)
Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830
Peter K. J. Park - Author

2016 Frantz Fanon Prize for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought, presented by the Caribbean Philosophical Association

A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.

In this provocative historiography, Peter K. J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy...(Read More)

 
 
The Untold Story of Champ
The Untold Story of Champ (December 2012)
A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster
Robert E. Bartholomew - Author

The definitive account of a Lake Champlain legend.

“The lake surface was glass. My girlfriend and I were fishing from our anchored rowboat in about fifteen feet of water, facing the New York shore. ‘Ron, what’s that?’ I turned. About thirty feet away I saw three dark humps … protruding about two feet above the surface. The humps were perhaps two or three feet apart. They didn&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
Letters to ONE
Letters to ONE (September 2012)
Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s
Craig M. Loftin - Edited and with an introduction by

Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States.

Long before the Stonewall riots, ONE magazine—the first openly gay magazine in the United States—offered a positive viewpoint of homosexuality and encouraged gay people to resist discrimination and persecution. Despite a limited monthly circulation of only a few thousand, the magazine influenced the substance,...(Read More)
 
 
The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition
The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition (May 2012)
R. Allen Hays - Author

A comprehensive history of U.S. housing policy that illuminates the political struggles that have accompanied the nation’s effort to assist those citizens who are in desperate need of decent, affordable housing.

Since its initial publication, The Federal Government and Urban Housing, Third Edition has become a standard reference on the history of housing policy in the United States. It remains a uni...(Read More)
 
 
Masked Voices
Masked Voices (April 2012)
Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America
Craig M. Loftin - Author

Finalist – 2013 Over the Rainbow Selection, presented by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association

An analysis of unpublished letters to the first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era.

In this compelling social history, Craig M. Loftin descri...(Read More)
 
 
Blood at the Root
Blood at the Root (August 2011)
Lynching as American Cultural Nucleus
Jennie Lightweis-Goff - Author

Winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African American Studies

Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.

In Blood at the Root, winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African Amer...(Read More)
 
 
Stairway to Empire
Stairway to Empire (April 2009)
Lockport, the Erie Canal, and the Shaping of America
Patrick McGreevy - Author

The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.

The stunning achievement of the Erie Canal’s completion is brought to life in this riveting story. In the spring of 1821, thousands of workers descended on the isolated village of Lockport, New York, twenty miles east of Niagara Falls. Their goal was to dig and blast a waterway through t...(Read More)
 
 
We Used to Own the Bronx
We Used to Own the Bronx (February 2009)
Memoirs of a Former Debutante
Eve Pell - Author

Award-Winning Finalist in the Autobiography/Memoirs category of the “Best Books 2010” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

FINALIST - 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Autobiography/Memoir Category

"... a literary treat. ... Pell gives us a kind of cultural anthropology of the closest thing in America to a landed gentry." — Wall Street Journal Review by Sol Stern...(Read More)

 
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