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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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The Mystery of the Albany Mummies
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies (April 2018)
Peter Lacovara - Editor
Sue H. D'Auria - Editor
Tammis K. Groft - Foreword by

From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.

In 1909, two mummies, one dating from the 21st Dynasty and the other from the Ptolemaic Period, arrived in Albany, New York. Purchased from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo by Albany businessman Samuel Brown for the Albany Institute of History & Art (AIHA), they have been on continuous exhibition since then and are the most ...(Read More)
 
 
Dancing with Ophelia
Dancing with Ophelia (March 2018)
Reconnecting Madness, Creativity, and Love
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

A personal narrative that explores madness through the use of literature, art, and philosophy to achieve lasting mental health without drugs.

“Twenty-two years ago, I lost my mind.” So begins Jeanne Ellen Petrolle’s fascinating personal narrative about her mental illness and recovery. Drawing on literature, art, and philosophy, Petrolle explores a unique understanding of madness that allowed her to achieve last...(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 attic...(Read More)
 
 
A Spirit of Sacrifice
A Spirit of Sacrifice (December 2017)
New York State in the First World War
Aaron Noble - Author
Keith Swaney - Author
Vicki Weiss - Author

Focuses on the posters of World War I as a medium to interpret the tremendous role played by New York State and its citizens in the war effort.

“New York’s pride is the pride of things done. Her leadership is no more due to her great wealth or her large population than to the patriotism of her citizens and the uses to which her wealth is put. In every war in which this country has engaged, she has shown a spirit ...(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 t...(Read More)
 
 
Tales of an Ecotourist
Tales of an Ecotourist (December 2017)
What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us about Climate Change
Mike Gunter Jr. - Author

Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.

Crossing the far corners of the globe, Tales of an Ecotourist showcases travel, from the hot and humid Amazon jungle to the frozen but dry Antarctic, as a simple yet spellbinding lens to better understand the complex issue of climate change. At its core, climate change is an is...(Read More)
 
 
Reluctant Reformer
Reluctant Reformer (November 2017)
Nathan Sanford in the Era of the Early Republic
Ann Sandford - Author

Tells the untold story of the life and career of Nathan Sanford, a New York State lawyer-politician who capitalized on opportunities created by the new politics of the early Republic to achieve social mobility.

Set in the tumultuous decades of post-revolutionary America, Reluctant Reformer brings to light the long neglected New York lawyer-politician, Nathan Sanford. As a lawyer, Sanford contributed to modern property la...(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)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Nuns
Unruly Catholic Nuns (October 2017)
Sisters' Stories
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.

Unruly Catholic Nuns explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns and, by doing so, contributes to the global conversation about the role of women in the Catholic Church today. Through autobiography, fiction, poetry, and prose, Sisters and f...(Read More)
 
 
Beauty in the City
Beauty in the City (September 2017)
The Ashcan School
Robert A. Slayton - Author

Gold Medalist – 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category
Silver Medalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the History category
Finalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Regional ...(Read More)
 
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