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Writing Home

Letters written by Leslie Fiedler to his wife Margaret from May 1944 to December 1945 while he was stationed in Hawaiʻi and various parts of the Pacific Theater as an intelligence officer during World War II.

Meeting the Moment

Inspiring stories of six US presidents and the distinctive leadership characteristics that set them apart and transformed America.

A Farm Family on Long Island's North Fork

Life, love, and scandal in a nineteenth-century Long Island farm community.

Emerging from the Shadows

First-of-its-kind study offering a model for understanding vice-presidential influence in the modern era.

The Great Murdering-Heir Case

Uncovers the facts behind the celebrated 1889 case of Riggs v. Palmer and shows how they transform our understanding of the decision.

Catholics across Borders

Illuminates the cross-border migration and settlement of Catholics from Canada to northern New York.

The Redskins

Cooper's 1846 novel about the Anti-Rent Wars in upstate New York, now available in a scholarly edition.

Alton B. Parker

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.

Theatres of Value

Explores the value of Shakespeare for theatrical businesspeople and audiences in nineteenth-century New York City.

A Fanny Fern Reader

By Fanny Fern
Edited by Emily E. VanDette
Introduction by Emily E. VanDette
Subjects: Literature

The most complete collection of works by the nineteenth century's most famous and groundbreaking woman journalist.

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony

Explores the remarkable range of artists who have worked in Woodstock, New York for over a century.

Class-Conscious Coal Miners

Multifaceted study of Pennsylvania's coal miners during the post-World War One era.

The Algonquin Round Table

The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.

Growing Strong, Growing Apart

Explores the role of democracy in NATO expansion decisions throughout the organizations history and looking forward into the future.

The Life and Death of Buffalo's Great Northern Grain Elevator

A stunning visual memorial to Buffalo's architectural and industrial history.

Progressive New York

The exciting story of New York in the progressive era told by the reformers and visionaries who shaped its history,

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.

Land of the Oneidas

Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.

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.