Western New York
Made in New York
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
Land of the Oneidas
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
Louise Blanchard Bethune
The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
In Local Hands
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
New York's Great Lost Ballparks
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
A New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
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.
Blacks in Niagara Falls
A detailed study of the history of African Americans in a small upstate New York city from the days of the Underground Railroad to the deindustrialization of the 1980s.
Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.
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.
Niagaras of Ink
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Beyond the Xs and Os
Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.
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.
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.
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.
Rebels on the Niagara
Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.
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.
Still Speaking of Nature
An engaging and accessible introduction to the natural world in New England and upstate New York.
Somewhere in France
Previously unpublished letters and private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.
Documents the city’s surviving grain elevators and their profound influence on twentieth-century architecture.
Grain Dust Dreams
Explores the history and present-day reality of grain elevators on the Great Lakes.
The Journal of Ann McMath
An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the "Burned-Over District" of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.
The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
Stairway to Empire
The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.
An Irrepressible Conflict
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.
Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.
Jamestown, New York
A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.
Clear Skies, Deep Water
A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.
Incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey.
The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.
Richard Varick: A Forgotten Founding Father
The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.
Provocative essays on the distinct history and culture of Buffalo and the Canadian border region.
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal
The definitive eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history of the Tonawanda Senecas of western New York State.
The inspiring history of NYSUT, New York State’s largest union, and a powerful progressive force in the state and in the country.
Castles of New York
An architectural and historical tour of twenty-nine of New York State’s finest castles.
SUNY at Sixty
The comprehensive history of the State University of New York system.
The Hudson River to Niagara Falls
A stunning selection of paintings by Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, John W. Casilear, George Inness, and others, depicting landscapes, historic sites, natural wonders, and waterways of New York State.
A sweeping history of this natural wonder, from its geological beginnings to the present.
New York Sings
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.
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.
Shows how a rural group used civil disobedience to defy the nuclear industry and governmental authority, preventing the building of a nuclear dump in western New York.