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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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Living Waters
Living Waters (January 2009)
Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes
Margaret Wooster - Author

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

In Living Waters, Margaret Wooster canoes, portages, camps beside, and wades into eight Great Lakes watersheds across New York and Québec, returning with her pockets full of original stories from these beautiful, boggy, and prehistoric waterways. From the history of hydropower development o...(Read More)
 
 
Black Soldiers of New York State
Black Soldiers of New York State (January 2009)
A Proud Legacy
Anthony F. Gero - Author

Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.

The heroic saga of New York State’s African American soldiers, largely untold, comes to life in these pages. Drawing on a wealth of sources, some newly discovered, author Anthony F. Gero tells of their two centuries of struggle and triumph, beginning with the French and Indian War and continuing until 1950, when the United...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
When Huai Flowers Bloom
When Huai Flowers Bloom (October 2007)
Stories of the Cultural Revolution
Shu Jiang Lu - Author

Depicts the Cultural Revolution through stories in a variety of voices.

Set against China’s turbulent years between the early 1960s and the late 1970s, When Huai Flowers Bloom is the literary memoir of a young girl who manages to sustain love, imagination, and strength during this most chaotic time. With twelve separate yet interconnected stories, Shu Jiang Lu alternates between storyteller and listen...(Read More)

 
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