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Challenges deep-seated assumptions about the traditionalist nature of Confucianism by providing a new interpretation of the emergence of modern Confucianism in Republican China.
Studies Plato's approach to argumentation, exploring his role as logician, rhetorician, and dialectician in a way that sees these three aspects working together.
America's Forgotten Poet-Philosopher
Illuminating study of the ideas and influences of a near-forgotten American philosopher.
Downstate New York Rock Walks
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
Escape from the Pit
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
Growing Up Roosevelt
A granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.
The Republican Hero
Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.
The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
Nooks and Corners of Old New York
A detailed, historic guide to the rich physical history of New York City, from its founding by Dutch settlers to the turn of the twentieth century.
Global Rhetorics of Science
Takes a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach to the rhetoric of science to expand our
toolkit for the collective management of global risks like climate change and pandemics.
Considers how popular Haitian films not only provide entertainment but also help audiences in Haiti and the diaspora think through daily challenges.
The Livingstons of Livingston Manor
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Poetics of the Local
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Haight-Ashbury, Psychedelics, and the Birth of Acid Rock
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
Tourists and Trade
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
A Bastard Kind of Reasoning
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
Casseroles, Can Openers, and Jell-O
An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.
San Mateo de Cangrejos
Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.
The Sea Lions
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
Land of the Oneidas
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
The Radical Isaac
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Louise Blanchard Bethune
The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
The China Record
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
Searching for Ashoka
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
In Local Hands
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
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
The Future of China's Past
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
Explores the potential for a novel philosophy of history to be uncovered by tracing the connections between Giorgio Agamben's work (theoretical practice) and contemporary art (artistic practice).
Animals in the World
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
Toward a Pragmatist Philosophy of the Humanities
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Early Buddhist Society
A richly scholarly yet accessible and imaginative account of society in the time of the Buddha.
The Many Lives of Yang Zhu
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
From Binghamton to the Battlefield
An annotated collection of over one hundred Civil War letters that trace a Union soldier's transformation from eager recruit to war-weary, battle-tested veteran.
Representing Childhood and Atrocity
Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.
Ladies' Day at the Capitol
First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
A Double Burden
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.
Hopewell Junction: A Railroader's Town
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
Primary Elections and American Politics
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
Notable Civil War Veterans of Oswego County, New York
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
Voices from Death Row, Second Edition
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
The Story Is True, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them.
Hobbes and the Democratic Imaginary
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.
Stories, Streets, and Saints
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Accumulation and Subjectivity
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
The First Chief Justice
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.
The Hard Sell of Paradise
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
Adventures in Chinese Realism
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Religion and Empire in Portuguese India
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
A New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
Hindutva and Violence
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Jewish Women and the Defense of Palestine
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
The Threefold Struggle
Drawing on the thought of novelist and cultural critic Daniel Quinn, argues it is not too late to free ourselves from a culture in which we are compelled to destroy the world, one another, and even ourselves.
Home as Found
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.
The Shadow of Totalitarianism
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Resist, Organize, Build
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
Ecology on the Ground and in the Clouds
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.
Technical Arts in the Han Histories
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.
The Last Noble Gendarme
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
Out-Doors at Idlewild; or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
The Humanistic Background of Science
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.
FDR's Budgeteer and Manager-in-Chief
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
In the Catskills and My Boyhood
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
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.
A New American Labor Movement
Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.
The Cultural Power of Personal Objects
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
Lore and Verse
Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
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.
Smooth Operating and Other Social Acts
An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.
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.
The Future of Lenin
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Return to Point Zero
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.
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.
Drops of Inclusivity
A critical view of race relations on the island of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1965.
White Cottage, White House
Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.
Of an Alien Homecoming
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.
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.
Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.
The Toltec Cup
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East
Traces the circulation of Hollywood films in North Africa and the Middle East from the early twentieth century to the present.
Confessions of a Hayseed DA
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.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
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.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
Barcelona, City of Comics
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
The Haunted History of Pelham, New York
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
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.
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
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.
The Archaeology of Inequality
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
More Than Our Pain
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
The Other American Dilemma
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.
The Atlantic and Africa
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.
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.