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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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Go, Tell Michelle
Go, Tell Michelle (January 2009)
African American Women Write to the New First Lady
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Editor
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Editor

2009 Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award, in the category of edited volume, presented by the Association of Black Women Historians

Treasury of letters written by African American women to Michelle Obama.

“An impressive compendium of eloquent messages which together paint a touching tapestry reflecting the depth of sisters’ emotional investment in our new First ...(Read More)
 
 
Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War
Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War (November 2008)
The Hudson Valley's Ross Brothers and the Union's Fight for Emancipation
D. Reid Ross - Author
Duane A. Smith - Foreword by

Chronicles the Civil War experiences of four brothers from New York’s Hudson Valley.

Looking at the lives of the four Ross brothers, dedicated Union soldiers from upstate New York’s Washington County, Lincoln’s Veteran Volunteers Win the War offers a dramatic, in-depth account of struggle, devotion, family, and faith during the American Civil War. Three of the four brothers&m...(Read More)
 
 
Southern Life, Northern City
Southern Life, Northern City (October 2008)
The History of Albany's Rapp Road Community
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author

The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.

Southern Life, Northern City is the inspirational story of an African American community in Albany that has fought doggedly for generations to preserve its legacy and way of life. In the 1920s and 1930s rural African American families living in Shubuta, Mississippi, began relocati...(Read More)

 
 
Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009
Set - Hudson Valley Voyage AND Hudson River Valley Calendar 2009 (August 2008)
Free Bonus Calendar - $11.95 value, with purchase of Hudson Valley Voyage Book
Ted Spiegel - Photographer
Reed Sparling - Author

Hudson Valley Voyage


2008 Bronze Medal in the Twelfth Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. Regional Northeast Non-Fiction Category

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage

Hudson Valley Voyage offers a rich exploration of the Hudson River Valley...(Read More)
 
 
New York and Slavery
New York and Slavery (August 2008)
Time to Teach the Truth
Alan J. Singer - Author

Challenges readers to rethink the way we view the nation’s past and race relations in the present.

Blending historical narrative with ideas for engaging young people as historians and thinkers, Alan J. Singer introduces readers to the truth about the history of slavery in New York State, and, by extension, about race in American society. Singer’s perspective as a historian and a former secondary school...(Read More)
 
 
Hudson Valley Voyage
Hudson Valley Voyage (July 2008)
Through the Seasons, Through the Years
Ted Spiegel - Photographer
Reed Sparling - Author

2008 Bronze Medal in the Twelfth Annual Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. Regional Northeast Non-Fiction Category

A beautiful tribute to the Hudson River and the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage

To preview or purchase the companion calendar, click this link: (Read More)
 
 
Twenty West
Twenty West (June 2008)
The Great Road Across America
Mac Nelson - Author

Gold Medal - 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Travel-Essay category

Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.

“I know US 20, I live on it, grew up near it, commute to work on it, and have run on it most mornings for twenty-five years. It has become the Main Street of my life. I am fond of it, and want to tell its very American...(Read More)
 
 
But One Race
But One Race (January 2007)
The Life of Robert Purvis
Margaret Hope Bacon - Author

Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.

Born in South Carolina to a wealthy white father and mixed race mother, Robert Purvis (1810–1898) was one of the nineteenth century’s leading black abolitionists and orators. In this first biography of Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon uses his eloquent and often fierce speeches to provide a glimpse into the life of ...(Read More)
 
 
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4
Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4 (January 2007)
African American Women Community Builders of Oklahoma
Barbara A. Seals Nevergold - Author and editor
Peggy Brooks-Bertram - Author and editor

Fourth volume of biographies of African American women community leaders, focusing this time on Oklahoma.

For generations, African American women have served as inspirational community builders and leaders across the United States. The fourth, remarkable volume in an acclaimed series of biographical sketches, Uncrowned Queens, Volume 4 illuminates another one-hundred African American women community leaders...(Read More)
 
 
The Italian American Experience in New Haven
The Italian American Experience in New Haven (July 2006)
Images and Oral Histories
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
Mary Ann McDonald Carolan - Foreword by
Philip Langdon - Afterword

A compelling social history of a vibrant immigrant community, told through interviews and photographs.

“This volume describes, both in words and in images, the physical, emotional, and spiritual sensibilities of the Italian immigrant. These stories, like the photographs that accompany them, are a fundamental part of our individual and collective experience as a nation.” — from the Foreword by Mary ...(Read More)
 
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