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A deeply researched, pathbreaking collection of original and newly translated essays on slavery in Spain, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico.
A comprehensive study of the history and evolution of the dybbuk, from kabbalistic tradition to popular folklore.
Explores the remarkable range of artists who have worked in Woodstock, New York for over a century.
A collection of original essays and previously untranslated critical writings on the renowned Brazilian documentary filmmaker, Eduardo Coutinho.
Multifaceted study of Pennsylvania's coal miners during the post-World War One era.
Sheds new light on the relationship between myth and history in ancient China and the central role they have played in shaping early Chinese thought.
The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.
Offers an innovative analysis of gates—as architectural components, visual images, and mental constructs—in early Chinese thought and material culture.
A pioneering study of a formative chapter in Middle East intellectual history, examining the historical myth that underlies the "Canaanite" brand of Israeli nationalist anti-Zionism.
An in-depth sociological investigation of "hope" as it applies to the Italian immigrant experience in the blue-collar suburb of Chicago Heights between 1910 and 1950.
Renowned poets and scholars address the question of how poetry sounds and signifies in different contexts.
A stunning visual memorial to Buffalo's architectural and industrial history.
The exciting story of New York in the progressive era told by the reformers and visionaries who shaped its history,
Provides a new model for reading the Shiji and other early Chinese historical texts.
Explores the role of democracy in NATO expansion decisions throughout the organizations history and looking forward into the future.
Challenges readers to use utopian thinking and practice to counter the conditions of the present and create an alternative future.
Uses the intellectual encounter between Islam and modernity to explore the nature of culture, civilization, religion, and tradition.
Biography of a major figure in modern Chinese history.
An analysis of the China Race—the global competition for leadership and world order between the US-led West and the People's Republic of China.
First-of-its-kind study offering a model for understanding vice-presidential influence in the modern era.
Illuminates the cross-border migration and settlement of Catholics from Canada to northern New York.
Uncovers the facts behind the celebrated 1889 case of Riggs v. Palmer and shows how they transform our understanding of the decision.
Essays that describe the efforts of several groups in a variety of political settings to achieve greater control over the policies that affect them, the strategies they employ to do so, and their status today.
Provides a fascinating and in-depth look into the life, career and legacy of one of the most important New Yorkers of the Gilded Age.
An intellectual-political biography of Otto Heller, the most prominent and prolific communist theoretician of the Jewish question.
Challenges deep-seated assumptions about the traditionalist nature of Confucianism by providing a new interpretation of the emergence of modern Confucianism in Republican China.
Illuminating study of the ideas and influences of a near-forgotten American philosopher.
Studies Plato's approach to argumentation, exploring his role as logician, rhetorician, and dialectician in a way that sees these three aspects working together.
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.
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
Explores the question of whether heroes matter in the modern republic.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
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.
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 complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
An “all-you-can-eat” tour of American life in the postwar period, told through the foods we loved.
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
Establishes the central role of Afro-Puerto Ricans in the island's history and the creation of its capital city, San Juan.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
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.
The first comprehensive study of village government formation and dissolution in New York State.
Detailed assessment of the People's Republic of China as an alternative mode of political system and as a distinctive model of socioeconomic development.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
The trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
Addresses the question of China's rise and what it portends for the future.
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
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).
Presents the most important portrayals of the Daoist master Yang Zhu throughout Chinese history, from the Warring States period until today.
Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.
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.
A richly scholarly yet accessible and imaginative account of society in the time of the Buddha.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Reveals the life and lore of a vanished era of railroad history.
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.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
A searing, personal look at conditions on Texas's Death Row—told in the words of the prisoners themselves.
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
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.
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them.
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Examines the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the durability of Portuguese rule.
Relates Chinese Realism to contemporary political and ethical challenges, such as in international relations and the morality of the public sector.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
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.
Traces the complex and contradictory representations of Hawai’i in popular film and television programs from the 1930s to the 1970s.
The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
A New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
Examines the place of history in the political thought of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, one of the key architects of modern Hindu nationalism.
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 relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
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.
Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
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.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
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.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
Historical and theoretical discussions that describe and reflect on personal objects from a variety of perspectives.
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.
Explores how poetry was used to disseminate and interpret history in early medieval China.
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.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.
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 how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.
Argues that Irish American masculinity functioned to negotiate, consolidate, and reinforce hegemonic whiteness in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1960.