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Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
Excelsior Editions
Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
An imprint of SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions features affordable books of interest to all.
Excelsior Editions showcases the vibrant history and culture of New York and
surrounding states while at the same time making available noteworthy and
essential popular books, both classic and contemporary.
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Beauty in the City
Beauty in the City (September 2017)
The Ashcan School
Robert A. Slayton - 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)
 
 
The Suffragents
The Suffragents (September 2017)
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)
 
 
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame (August 2017)
Celebrating 30 Years
Lisa Schlansker Kolosek - Author

Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.
The only museum in the United States dedicated entirely to the art form of dance, the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame opened in June 1987, after a short preview season the summer before. This unique and special place celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2017. To commemorate this...(Read More)
 
 
From Italy to the North End
From Italy to the North End (July 2017)
Photographs, 1972-1982
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
James Pasto - Foreword by

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a young boy, Anthony V. Riccio listened to his grandparents’ stories of life in the small Italian villages where they had grown up and which they had left in order to emigrate to the United States. In the early 1970s, he traveled to those villages—Alvignano and Sippiciano—and elsewhere in Italy, taking photogr...(Read More)
 
 
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region (July 2017)
Janet A. Null - Author

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)
 
 
Flash Points
Flash Points (July 2017)
Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jade Wu - Author

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and other donors have invested enormous financial and human resources in major peacekeeping and development efforts. Why then is the world no closer to bein...(Read More)
 
 
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman (June 2017)
The Journal of Phebe Orvis, 1820-1830
Susan M. Ouellette - Author

A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.

In 1820, Phebe Orvis began a journal that she faithfully kept for a decade. Richly detailed, her diary captures not only the everyday life of an ordinary woman in early nineteenth-century Vermont and New York, but also the unusual happenings of her family, neighborhood, and beyond. The jour...(Read More)
 
 
New York Art Deco
New York Art Deco (June 2017)
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...(Read More)
 
 
Upstate Uncovered
Upstate Uncovered (May 2017)
100 Unique, Unusual, and Overlooked Destinations in Upstate New York
Chuck D'Imperio - Author

An exciting travel guide for Upstate New York road warriors, history lovers, and tourists.
In Upstate Uncovered Chuck D’Imperio mines deep into his travel journal and shares an astonishing array of fun and amazing places in Upstate New York that the casual traveler might otherwise miss. As one of Upstate’s most ardent advocates, D’Imperio has traveled the backroads and byways of the region seeking ...(Read More)
 
 
Failed State
Failed State (April 2017)
Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Robert Polner - With

Shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform.
Failed State is both an original account of a state legislature in urgent need of reform and a call to action for those who would fix it. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processe...(Read More)
 
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