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.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
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.
A New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
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.
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.
Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
First study of Harold D. Smith, FDR’s budget director from 1939 to 1945.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
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.
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.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
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.
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.
Articulates the relationships between kinship, racial ideology, mixed blood treaty provisions, and landscape transformation in the Great Lakes region.
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.
Tells the exciting tale of a highly ambitious Frenchman who commanded a New York Regiment during the American Civil War.
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.
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
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.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelt’s early life and career.
The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
Assesses how America's film industry remembered World War I during the interwar period.
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.
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.
Examines the history of the Italian anarchist movement in New London, Connecticut.
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.
Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.
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.
Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.
A compelling story of our ever-evolving relationship with mountains and wilderness.
Analyzes the nineteenth century canal age in the Niagara-Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.
Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.
Examines political authority in the modern era as a function of specific energy politics.
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.
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.
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.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century.
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.
Essays debunking the notion that contemporary America is a colorblind society.
Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.
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.
Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.
Presents never before published and translated Canadian Loyalist and American Patriot first-hand accounts of the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
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.
Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.
Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.
Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.
The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.
Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.
Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.
First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.
The history of John Dewey's leadership of the progressive People's Lobby.
Challenges the traditional perception that Loyalists were ostracized as traitors to the United States, after the American Revolution.
The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.
A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.
An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.
An award-winning African-American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadephia childhood in the 1930's to mid-century Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.
Food and history combine in this exploration of the Dutch influence on American holiday traditions. Includes more than one hundred easy-to-make holiday recipes.
Explores the evolution of Atlanta's water system and charts the poor urban planning decisions that created the city's current water shortage.
An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the "Burned-Over District" of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.
Examines the organized efforts to reshape the law relating to young women’s sexuality in the United States.
Presents New York history in a fresh way through sixteen dramatic events.
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.
Tells the social history of the Iroquois people of Ohio during the buildup to removal.
Examines the pivotal role New York State played in the Civil War.