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Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.
A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
A New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
A visitor's companion to New York's Letchworth State Park, richly illustrated with ninety maps and thirty-five photographs.
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.
Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
The first concerted attempt to analyze how the histories Shiji and Hanshu described the technical arts as they were applied in vital areas of the administration of pre-Han and Han China.
Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
The once-lost introduction to the philosophy of science by Philipp Frank (1884-1966), a leading member of the Vienna circle of philosophers and biographer of Albert Einstein.
Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.
Follows Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland as they travel together in South America and then go their separate ways, in the process illustrating two very different ways of understanding humanity's place in the natural world.
Describes the profound social impact of the overthrow of the Thai absolute monarchy in 1932, and explains the importance of democracy in a country long known for authoritarian politics.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.
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.
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
Analyzes Turkey’s Kurdish conflict since post-Ottoman nation-building through recent peace attempts, from a novel perspective highlighting the dilemmas of the Turk majority and reshaping our understanding of ethnic conflicts, and offers solutions for a sustainable peace.
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
Fourteen Italian philosophers reflect on how the global experience of vulnerability and precariousness—of which the Covid-19 pandemic is but one example—compels us to rethink life and collective living.
An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Chronicles the efforts of the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court to establish a federal court system during the country's uncertain early years.
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
Traces the inner connections between the second slavery in the Americas, slavery in Africa, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade, and the "Great Transformation" of the nineteenth century world economy.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
Explores how suburban space and the body are racialized in American film.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.
Examines the relationship between Mughal political culture and the two dominant strains of Islam's Sufi traditions in South Asia: one centered around orthodoxy, the other focusing on a more accommodating and mystical spirituality.
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.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.
Examines how Mexican Americans experienced “unofficial” Jim Crow inside and outside the American education system, and how they used the courts, Mexican Consul, and other resources to challenge that discrimination.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
Uses extensive archival research to explore the manifold contributions of foreign film workers to emerging film industries in Latin America from the 1930s to early 1940s.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Presents a new way of thinking about fundamental political concepts such as freedom, justice, and the common good.
Examines how events in the Cold War and post–Cold War periods shaped the intellectual projects of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
Offers new perspectives on modern Chinese political thought.
First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
Develops a theory of spiritual freedom and explores its relationship to problems of liberal political regimes.
Essays on modern Indian history and the legacy of Partition.
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations.
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
Argues that the Divine Comedy dramatizes the risks and rewards of competing narratives, or different ways of reading.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
Calls attention to the political, economic, and cultural interdependence and interaction of global and local forces shaping the Atlantic world of the nineteenth century.
Argues that concern with the nation and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first-century politics.
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.
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.
Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin’ circuit to the mainstream.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.
Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.
Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.