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Overcoming Niagara
Overcoming Niagara (February 2018)
Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792–1837
Janet Dorothy Larkin - Author

Analyzes the nineteenth-century canal age in the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.

In Overcoming Niagara Janet Dorothy Larkin analyzes the canal age from the perspective of the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland between 1792 and 1837. She shows what drove the transportation revolution, not the conventional story of westward expansion and the international/metropolitan rivalry bet...(Read More)
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010 (February 2018)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.

From his leadership of the first modern lunch counter sit-ins at age twenty to his work on African American reparations at the time of his death at age seventy-two, Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) was at the cutting edge of African American pol...(Read More)
The History of Here
The History of Here (February 2018)
A House, the Pine Hills Neighborhood, and the City of Albany
Akum Norder - Author

How the Pine Hills neighborhood in Albany, New York, changed and grew, as reflected in the history of one house and the lives of its residents.

When you buy an old house, you get much more than a house. In all its quirks, its alterations, in fragments of memory and traces left behind, you get a bundle of small mysteries. Who used to live here? Why did they come here, and where did they go? Whose name is that written on the att...(Read More)
Rx Hollywood
Rx Hollywood (January 2018)
Cinema and Therapy in the 1960s
Michael DeAngelis - Author

How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.

Rx Hollywood investigates how therapy surfaced in the themes, representations, and narrative strategies of a changing film industry. In the 1960s and early 1970s, American cinema was struggling to address adult audiences who were increasingly demanding films that confr...(Read More)
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court (December 2017)
An Analysis of Recusal Practices
Robert J. Hume - Author

Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.

Do US Supreme Court justices withdraw from cases when they are supposed to? What happens when the Court is down a member? In Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court, Robert J. Hume provides the first comprehensive examination of the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the Supreme Court. Using original da...(Read More)
Rebels on the Niagara
Rebels on the Niagara (December 2017)
The Fenian Invasion of Canada, 1866
Lawrence E. Cline - Author

Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.

In what is now largely considered a footnote in history, Americans invaded Canada along the Niagara Frontier in 1866. The group behind the invasion—the Fenian Brotherhood—was formed in 1858 by Irish nationalists in New York City in order to fight for Irish independence from Britain. At the end of ...(Read More)
Votes for Women
Votes for Women (November 2017)
Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial
Jennifer A. Lemak - Author
Ashley Hopkins-Benton - Author
MaryEllen Elia - Foreword by
Kirsten Gillibrand - Foreword by
Kathy Hochul - Foreword by
Betty A. Rosa - Foreword by
Andrew M. Cuomo - Foreword by

Chronicles the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.

The work for women’s suffrage started more than seventy years before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and one hundred supporters signed the Declaration of S...(Read More)
Race, Nation, and Refuge
Race, Nation, and Refuge (October 2017)
The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases
Doug Coulson - Author

Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.

From 1870 to 1940, racial eligibility for naturalization in the United States was limited to “free white persons” and “aliens of African nativity and persons of African descent,” and many interpreted these restrictions to reflect a policy of Asian exclusion based on the conclusion that...(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)
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)
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