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Land of the Oneidas

Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.

In Local Hands

The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.

The Manors and Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley

A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley

Cycling the Hudson and Champlain Valleys

An essential resource for dedicated cyclists planning a trip through the state or casual riders seeking new stretches of trail to enjoy with family and friends. Great for those traveling by foot, boat, or car as well.

The Best of the Adirondack Tales

The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach

New York's Great Lost Ballparks

Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.

In the Catskills and My Boyhood

Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.

Signs of Distinction

Fifty-one unique New York towns with great stories to tell, from L. Frank Baum's and Jello's hometowns to the birthplace of the Women's Rights Movement.

Truly Blessed and Highly Favored

An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.

The Crucible of Public Policy

Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.

The Spirit of New York, Second Edition

A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.

Inside the Green Lobby

A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.

The Impeachment of Governor Sulzer

Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.

Hundred-Mile Home

A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.

Cycling the Erie Canal, Fifth Edition

An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.

Suffrage and Its Limits

Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.

The Architecture of Downtown Troy

Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.

Everything Worthy of Observation

Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.

I'll Be Home

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

Battling Editor

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

Bootlegger of the Soul

A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.

Reflecting Pool

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

New York's Grand Emancipation Jubilee

Examines slavery, abolition, and race in the United States with a special focus on New York State.

The Mystery of the Albany Mummies

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

The History of Here

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.

A Spirit of Sacrifice

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.

Votes for Women

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.

Reluctant Reformer

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.

The Smalbanac 2.0

A quirky survival guide to New York's Capital District.

Southern Life, Northern City

The inspirational story of an African American community that migrated from the Deep South to Albany, New York, in the 1930s.

The Affair of the Veiled Murderess

An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.

Feathers of Hope

A joyful journey through Pete Dubacher’s Berkshire Bird Paradise, and a thoughtful contemplation of our relationship to birds and nature.

Six Weeks in Saratoga

The inside story of how a three-year old filly captured the hearts of racing fans and cemented her bid to be named Horse of the Year.

Capitol Story, Third Edition

A lavishly illustrated history of New York's Capitol and its recent renovation.

An Irrepressible Conflict

Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism.

Twenty West

Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.

Oreos and Dubonnet

A behind-the-scenes look at one of New York's most colorful and influential governors.

John Emmett Connors

An artist’s appreciation of the Collar City, Troy, New York.

Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father

The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.

Dancing with the Queen, Marching with King

A lively and entertaining memoir of a life in public service to the city and state of New York.

Teachers United

The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.

A Place in History

A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.

Castles of New York

An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.

Tales from the Sausage Factory

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York's legislature was once the nation's model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present dysfunction.

Down from Troy

A beautifully crafted memoir by one of America's finest storytellers.

The Man Who Saved New York

A dramatic and colorful portrait of one of New York’s most remarkable governors, Hugh L. Carey, with emphasis on his leadership during the fiscal crisis of 1975.

SUNY at Sixty

The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.

Saving Troy

A powerful account of the hazards, challenges, and dangers faced by America's first-responders.

New York Sings

New York's fascinating history as presented in song.

Mohawk Frontier, Second Edition

A history of Dutch Schenectady.

Black Soldiers of New York State

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

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 3

Third volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 2

Second volume of biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.

Uncrowned Queens, Volume 1

Biographies of African American women community leaders in New York state.