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Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America
Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America (September 2010)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Eugene L. Tettey-Fio - Editor

A comprehensive assessment of how race and ethnicity affect the places we live, work, and visit.

“This timely volume is a storehouse of knowledge that brings together a wide selection of scholars in a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of race, ethnicity, and place. The primacy of place in ethnic and racial discourse is resurrected in this volume.” — Professor Joseph Oppong, University of Nor...(Read More)
 
 
The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century
The African Diaspora in the United States and Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century (September 2010)
John W. Frazier - Editor
Joe T. Darden - Editor
Norah F. Henry - Editor

Offers important new perspectives on the African diaspora in North America.

Drawing on the work of social scientists from geographic, historical, sociological, and political science perspectives, this volume offers new perspectives on the African diaspora in the United States and Canada. It has been approximately four centuries since the first Africans set foot in North America, and although it is impossible for ...(Read More)
 
 
Panorama of the Hudson River
Panorama of the Hudson River (January 2010)
From New York to Albany
William Wade - Author
William Croome - Author

Reprint of the famous 1847 Wade and Croome Hudson River map.
Replete with stunning, colorful detail, this panoramic travel guide to the Hudson River offers an unforgettable glimpse of a long-ago, simpler world. Originally stretching twelve feet, this map showcases all of the mid-nineteenth-century settlements and notable natural features from New York City to Albany.

Distributed for the Albany Institute of History ...(Read More)
 
 
Niagara
Niagara (July 2009)
A History of the Falls
Pierre Berton - Author

A sweeping history of this natural wonder.

“The noble cataract reflects the concerns, the fancies, and the failings of the times. If we gaze deeply enough into its shimmering image, we can perhaps discern our own.” — Pierre Berton

“[Pierre Berton] makes a serious and convincing case for Niagara’s pivotal role in North American history … His Niagara is a lo...(Read More)
 
 
Main Street to Mainframes
Main Street to Mainframes (May 2009)
Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie
Harvey K. Flad - Author
Clyde C. Griffen - Author

2010 Helen Wilkinson Reynolds Award, presented by Dutchess County Historical Society

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

The history of growth, decline, and revitalization in Poughkeepsie, New York, parallels that of many other small northeastern cities. Main Street to Mainframes tells the story of Poughkeepsie&rsqu...(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)
 
 
Tamil Geographies
Tamil Geographies (May 2008)
Cultural Constructions of Space and Place in South India
Martha Ann Selby - Editor
Indira Viswanathan Peterson - Editor

How perceptions of land and space influence social and aesthetic conditions in the Tamil region of India.

This interdisciplinary work explores how people in the Tamil region of India think about space and land, and how this, in turn, influences the creation of the social and aesthetic world they live in. Contributors focus on the notion of geography in its strictest sense, on verbal descriptions of land and space ...(Read More)
 
 
Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts
Recasting Culture and Space in Iberian Contexts (January 2008)
Sharon R. Roseman - Editor
Shawn S. Parkhurst - Editor

Anthropological case studies of the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850.

Focusing on the interplay of space, culture, and power in Iberia since 1850, this collection of case studies demonstrates how questions about social identities and power are also questions about mapping, texts, and concrete spaces. The late nineteenth and twentieth centuries are marked by a drive toward grandiose ideolo...(Read More)
 
 
White Horizon
White Horizon (January 2008)
The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination
Jen Hill - Author

From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.

Bridging historical and literary studies, White Horizon explores the importance of the Arctic to British understandings of masculine identity, the nation, and the rapidly expanding British Empire in the nineteenth century. Well before Coler...(Read More)
 
 
Nature's Edge
Nature's Edge (July 2007)
Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice
Charles S. Brown - Editor
Ted Toadvine - Editor

Leading environmental thinkers investigate the complexities of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of environmental problems.

Nature’s Edge brings together leading environmental thinkers from the natural sciences, geography, political science, religion, and philosophy to explore the complex facets of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of our environmental problems. The contributo...(Read More)
 
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