An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.
Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America’s longest road.
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.
Documents the rich history of Italian American working women in Connecticut, including the crucial role they played in union organizing.
A groundbreaking study of ten difficult years in the life of America's most important newspaper.
Explores how indigenous nationhood has emerged and been maintained in the face of aggressive efforts to assimilate Native peoples.
Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.
Uses previously unstudied Coast Guard records for New York City and environs to examine the development of Rum Row and smuggling in New York City during Prohibition.
An American success story about the life of William Almon Wheeler, a poor boy from northern New York who became the nineteenth vice president of the United States.
Offers nearly forty years of interdisciplinary scholarship on the Hudson River Valley’s role in the American Revolution.
Reveals how African Americans used cable television as a means of empowerment.
Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America.
Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck. ”
A folksy look at farm life in rugged Putnam Valley just as it was being transformed by industrialization and mechanization.
Reveals how state felony disenfranchisement laws are undermining American democracy.
The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.
Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.
An inspiring narrative of a young Civil War soldier, as told though his letters from the battlefield.
Collection of letters written to the first openly gay magazine in the United States.
A haunting record of the destruction and rebirth of the neighborhood surrounding Ground Zero.
The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot.
Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.
Provocative essays on the distinct history and culture of Buffalo and the Canadian border region.
A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.
A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.
Wide ranging, interdisciplinary look at the emergence and persistence of the concept of American Exceptionalism in US culture and history.
Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the 19th and 20th century U. S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.
Chronicles the Civil War experiences of four brothers from New York’s Hudson Valley.
A vivid portrayal of the important role of Jews in American boxing history, and vice versa.
Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.
Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.
Explores how the process of memorialization keeps the past alive in the present and shapes the way we imagine our possible futures.
Examines major challenges to the Fist Amendment and focuses on the extremely important paradigm shift of freedom of expression in the post-9/11 era.
A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.
Collection of quotations and judicial opinions of federal appellate judge Richard A. Posner
Lively anecdotes retold by an advance man for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
A wildly entertaining historical adventure, deep inside the crucible in which America was forged.
Explores John Quincy Adams’s oratorical work in support of government-funded science.
Traces the history of two rival American economic moralities from colonial times to the present.
Fascinating stories of ordinary people in the Middle Colonies who remained loyal to the Crown.
Biography of famous black abolitionist and voting rights advocate, Robert Purvis.
The first full-length biography of Timothy D. "Big Tim" Sullivan, who dominated New York City politics in the three decades prior to World War I.
Examines the many facets of the Hudson's rich history, distinctive regional culture, and important contributions to the development of modern America.
A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.
An epic adventure based on the extraordinary historical story of Sir William Johnson and the author's dreams of a Mohawk "woman of power" who lived three centuries ago.
Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.
One woman’s journey to uncover her family’s history and understand the ties that bind us to a particular place.
Brings a strikingly original perspective to Johnson’s life, and suggests new ways of thinking about Johnson’s part in creating a nation he did not live to see.
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
Concise history of the valiant service of New York’s African American soldiers.
A history of the reconstruction of Fort Stanwix, New York, by the National Park Service.
Examines both the legal and illegal uses of the death penalty in American history.
The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.
Examines Carnegie’s book Triumphant Democracy and his efforts to promote closer ties between America and Britain.
Grondahl’s classic biography of Albany’s “mayor for life,” now available in paperback.
Draws attention to how American presidents have creatively interpreted the Constitution to expand the power of the executive branch.
Chronicles the evolution of the armory as a specific building type in American architectural and military history, and the role these buildings played in the history of America’s volunteer militia.
Examines the politics behind the funding of NASA.
Interdisciplinary essays on the White House and the lives of first families.
Comprehensive study of two towns on either side of the U. S.-Canadian border.
The first sustained examination of the process by which justices elect to leave the United States Supreme Court.
Explores how the agrarian setting of Jefferson County, New York, influenced the revival methods of Charles Grandison Finney, with implications for the study of revivalism more generally.
A highly accessible history of Republican tax policy.
Explores the social and economic transformations of the mid-Hudson River Valley during the key expansionist period in American history.
Presents an original and provocative argument about poverty policy in the United States.
Christopher Hemmer offers a model for how U. S. decision makers use the lessons of history to diagnose and make policy choices.
This volume explores the relationship between religion and politics. It brings a varied sample of richly detailed comparative and case studies together with a set of analytical paradigms in an integrated ...
Immigrant Women combines memoirs, diaries, oral history, and fiction to present an authentic and emotionally compelling record of women's struggles to build new lives in a new land. This new edition has ...
This book examines American public culture and the means by which communities in the U.S. reconstruct the past and reinterpret the present in the development of tourism. Norkunas shows how public culture ...
Much has been written about the housing policies of the Depression and the Postwar period. Much less has been written of the houses built as a result of these policies, or the lives of the families who ...
This work introduces readers to the basics of demographic history, touching on issues of interest to anyone concerned with understanding how we have come to live as we do and what the future may bring. ...
What forces transformed a community in which industrial workers and other citizens exercised a real measure of power over their lives into a metropolis whose inhabitants were utterly dependent on Big ...
Few of the men and women who came to California after the discovery of gold had the opportunity or the inclination to record their thoughts about family life. Their family experience, like that of most nineteenth-century Americans, is obscured by time and an absence of sources.
Lynn, Massachusetts, once the leading shoe manufacturing city of the United States, was in many ways a model of the industrial city that much of America was to become. This study of the early industrial ...
In 1903, Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in a small Detroit workshop. Five years later, he introduced the Model T and met with extraordinary commercial success. Between 1910 and 1914, he developed ...