American History

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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 Suffragents

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.

Hopes and Expectations

Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.

Beyond Memory

Uncovers an overlooked aspect of the Italian American experience.

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Previously unpublished letters and private journal provide an intimate view of World War I through the eyes of an ordinary soldier from western New York.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

By Brian Donovan
Subjects: History

Recovers and chronicles the plights of ordinary New Yorkers that resonate with contemporary debates on rape and domestic violence.

The Disappearing L

Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

The Invasion of Canada by the Americans, 1775-1776

Edited by Mark R. Anderson
Translated by Teresa L. Meadows
Subjects: History

Presents never before published and translated Canadian Loyalist and American Patriot first-hand accounts of the Quebec Campaign of the Revolutionary War.

FDR on His Houseboat

Edited by Karen Chase
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.

Our Time at Foxhollow Farm

Chronicles the life of an upper-class, mid–Hudson Valley family during the first three decades of the twentieth century.

Knickerbocker Commodore

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.

Lessons Learned from Popular Culture

Informative and entertaining introduction to the study of popular culture.

Oklahomo

Uses the state of Oklahoma as a case study for how US conservatives have attempted to unqueer America since the 1950’s.

Schoolhouse Activists

Examines the role of African American educators in the Birmingham civil rights movement.

In the Face of Inequality

First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.

Out of the Closet, Into the Archives

The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research.

Local Party Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

Demonstrates how local political parties have retained a role of critical importance in American politics.

Selling War, Selling Hope

Details how presidents utilize mass media to justify foreign policy objectives in the aftermath of 9/11.

Green Voices

Essays addressing relatively unknown or unexamined speeches delivered by famous or influential environmental figures.