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An analysis of unpublished letters to the first American gay magazine reveals the agency, adaptation, and resistance occurring in the gay community during the McCarthy era.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

 
 
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)
 
 
The New Abolitionists
The New Abolitionists (July 2005)
(Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings
Joy James - Edited and with an introduction by

Writings by twentieth-century imprisoned authors examining confinement, enslavement, and political organizing in prison.

“If you think modern slavery in the United States is a thing of the past, then The New Abolitionists ought to be mandatory reading. Joy James has done an incredible service by bringing together key writings by prison intellectuals over the past half century. The pieces she selected are...(Read More)
 
 
Political Identity and Social Change
Political Identity and Social Change (November 2002)
The Remaking of the South African Social Order
Jamie Frueh - Author
Nicholas Onuf - Foreword by

Explores issues of political identity and the social changes that ended apartheid in South Africa.

Political Identity and Social Change builds upon the constructivist theory of political identity to explore the social changes that accompanied the end of apartheid in South Africa. To gain a better understanding of how structures of identity changed along with the rest of South Africa’s institutions, Frueh analyz...(Read More)
 
 
The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies
The Public Sphere in Muslim Societies (July 2002)
Miriam Hoexter - Editor
Shmuel N. Eisenstadt - Editor
Nehemia Levtzion - Editor

Multidisciplinary examination of the public sphere in “traditional” Muslim society.

Challenging conventional assumptions, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume argue that premodern Muslim societies had diverse and changing varieties of public spheres, constructed according to premises different from those of Western societies. The public sphere, conceptualized as a separate and autonomous sphere ...(Read More)
 
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