The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
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.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
A classic work on the history of New York City written by one of America's greatest politicians.
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
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.
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
Argues that Progressive Era reforms had the counterintuitive effect of weakening political parties and their role in representative government.
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.
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.
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.
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
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.
An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
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.
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.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
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.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
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.
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.
Combining photography and essay, presents a speculative portrait of a Jewish immigrant living out the end of his days in New York's midcentury mental health system.
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
Reveals how presidents deploy a rhetoric that attempts to attract many racial and ethnic groups, but ultimately directs itself to an archtypal white, Middle-American swing voter.
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through ʼ70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.
Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.
Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
Recounts the forgotten but important work of Wayne Coy, the Office for Emergency Management's Liaison Officer, during the early years of World War II.
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.
How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.
Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.
Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.
Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.
Analyzes the nineteenth century canal age in the Niagara-Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front.
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
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.
Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
How a small family company in the Finger Lakes became one of the most important wine producers in the United States, only to be taken down by corporate greed and mismanagement.
Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
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.
The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.
Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.
Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning publication New York Archives.
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.
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Presents never before published and translated Canadian Loyalist and American Patriot first-hand accounts of the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Examines the influence of the notorious American anarchist “Red Emma” on the shifting social geography of sex and gender at the turn of the twentieth century.
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.
The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.
Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.