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.
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.
The Livingstons of Livingston Manor
The complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ladies' Day at the Capitol
First history of New York's women legislators within the larger story of New York State politics.
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 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.
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.
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.
Resist, Organize, Build
Juxtaposes feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States in the face of resurgent conservatism during the 1980s.
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.
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.
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.
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 Toltec Cup
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
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.
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.
Lionel Jobert and the American Civil War
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
Imagining the Fed
Traces the six-decade struggle for power within the Federal Reserve System from the perspective of the central bankers who shaped the Fed.
"Our Relations…the Mixed Bloods"
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
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.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
The Hebrew Orient
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Leadership and Legacy
Applies a variety of scholarly approaches to analyze the long-term impact of President Obama as a leader and policymaker.
From the Bayou to the Bay
The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.
An Unfinished Revolution
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
Freedom in Laughter
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.
The Historical Mind
Timely and provocative asessment of various cultural, moral, and political problems in "post-constitutional" America.
Angel on a Freight Train
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
The Politics of Presidential Impeachment
Argues that impeachment may no longer be an effective check on overreach by American presidents.
African Americans and the First Amendment
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
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.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
A Most Glorious Ride
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
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.
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons
Investigates how musicals, war films, sex comedies, and Westerns dealt with contentious issues during a time of change in Hollywood.
Facing toward the Dawn
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized
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.
The Politics of Paradigms
Uncovers long-ignored political themes—ideology, propaganda, mind-control, and Orwellian history—at work within the pages of The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
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.
The Architecture of Downtown Troy
Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.
The US Supreme Court and the Centralization of Federal Authority
Traces the US Supreme Court’s effect on federal government growth from the founding era forward.
The New Welfare Consensus
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
Welcome to Fear City
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
Get Things Moving!
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.
Forest and Crag
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.
Energy, the Modern State, and the American World System
Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.
Analyzes the nineteenth century canal age in the Niagara-Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.
Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink
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.
Cities of Refuge
Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
We Are Going to Be Lucky
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.
Race, Nation, and Refuge
Explores the role of rhetoric and the racial classification of Asian American immigrants in the early twentieth century.
Ethics and Accountability on the US Supreme Court
Examines the causes and consequences of recusal behavior on the US Supreme Court.
Adriaen van der Donck
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
The History of Here
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.
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
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.
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.
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.
Over a Barrel
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.
The Politics of Persuasion
Examines how the US media covers high-profile public policy issues in the context of competing claims about media bias.
Herbert H. Lehman
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
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.
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.
Race Still Matters
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.
Hopes and Expectations
Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.
An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman
A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.
The Best of New York Archives
Tales of New York State history from the pages of the award-winning publication New York Archives.
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.
Tongue of Fire
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.
Respectability on Trial
Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776
Presents never before published and translated Canadian Loyalist and American Patriot first-hand accounts of the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.