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Explores the remarkable range of artists who have worked in Woodstock, New York for over a century.
The facts and legends of New York's famed artistic hub told by one of its key participants.
A stunning visual memorial to Buffalo's architectural and industrial history.
The exciting story of New York in the progressive era told by the reformers and visionaries who shaped its history.
Uncovers the facts behind the celebrated 1889 case of Riggs v. Palmer and shows how they transform our understanding of the decision.
Illuminates the cross-border migration and settlement of Catholics from Canada to northern New York.
Poignant and vulnerable essays that weave together seemingly disparate themes of wild places and mountain stewardship, books and reading, and building a new life after loss.
Long Island's longest-tenured winemaker weighs in on what makes the North Fork so unique for fine wine production.
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.
A primary source collection of the local impact of the COVID pandemic on a college community which both records and reflects upon the nature of daily life during a crisis.
An explorer’s walking guide to downstate New York’s awesome boulders and rock formations.
A granddaughter's intimate portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt at her longtime home of Val-Kill as well as on a diplomatic trip to Europe and the Middle East.
Presents the history of central New York State from the Ice Age to the present day.
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 complete history of one of New York State's—and the nation's—founding families.
How New Yorkers transformed the world!
A novel of early eighteenth-century Venice that Cooper called "in spirit, the most American book I ever wrote."
How two roadside craft shops in upstate New York transformed American crafts into a fine art.
The compelling chronicle of 120 years of motorcycle making in the Empire State.
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 saga of New York’s push to build two minor-league baseball stadiums, colored by dollars, politics, and dreams.
The personal and legal struggle of eight enslaved people for freedom in New York in the period just before the Civil War.
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 trailblazing story of the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America’s first professional woman architect.
The uplifting story of how one camp gave children with visual impairment new confidence in their own abilities.
A classic guide to the history and architecture of the historic manors and homes of the Hudson River Valley
The first book to comprehensively examine Lou Gehrig's famous "Luckiest Man" speech.
Celebrates the design work of Henry Dreyfuss and his associates that revolutionized 20th century industrial design from telephones to trains to thermostats.
Relive the glory days of New York's poshest night spot with recipes and drinks you can prepare at your own home!
Provides a reimagined but historically accurate account of the life of the notorious gangster Frank Costello through his own words.
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.
An essential resource for dedicated cyclists planning a trip through the state or casual riders seeking new stretches of trail to enjoy with family and friends. Great for those traveling by foot, boat, or car as well.
The engaging memoir of a college president and public intellectual who became one of America's leading mid-twentieth-century social and educational activists.
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.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
The best of W.H.H. Murray’s 19th century Adirondack stories, selected by Murray’s biographer and great, great grandson, Randall S. Beach
A time capsule of a classic Italian American neighborhood, told in the voices of its inhabitants.
Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear.
Recounts the compelling stories of Civil War soldiers and sailors who lived in Oswego County, New York.
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 New York soldier's eyewitness account of life in the first year of the Civil War, from the campgrounds to the battlefields.
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.
Chronicles the creation of a picturesque home and landscape on the Hudson River by one of the nineteenth century's leading authors.
A classic history of Delaware County and the border wars written by none other than prominent Gilded Age "Robber Baron" Jay Gould.
Classic works by naturalist John Burroughs on his beloved Catskill region.
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.
A county history book that includes town histories, biographical sketches, and lithographs of pioneers and homesteads, as well as their Civil War military service.
An important and prescient early example of US environmental writing with a profound sense of consciousness and appreciation for the natural world.
An intimate and moving account of how the author rose from poverty to become a major Black political figure in New York State.
A gripping tale of conspiracy and a love triangle set against the background of 19th century New York City.
Relates the dramatic role of New York courts in shaping public policy on key reform legislation in the progressive era.
An idealistic, occasionally naïve and somewhat irreverent young attorney becomes the District Attorney of Rockland County, New York, in the 1960s and faces the challenges of fighting crime in a rapidly changing world.
The incredible, true story of the twentieth century's greatest performing sea lion and the man who trained him.
The first comprehensive history of the development of early Jewish life on Long Island.
A celebration of New York State's history through 19 key events from the state's founding to today.
A veteran environmental lobbyist reveals the behind-the-scenes struggles to address threats to the future of New York's Adirondack Park.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
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.
Looks at how a group of aesthetically innovative independent films contested and imagined alternatives to urban planning in midcentury New York.
Examines the significant impact of Dutch traders and settlers on the early history of Northeastern North America, and their relationships with its Indigenous peoples.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
Draws on the author's own experiences as a watershed planner, teacher, and activist to tell the story of the Great Lakes region's experiment in restoring a complicated natural system of flowing water.
Studies the relationship between young Italian Americans and their Italian cultural and historical heritage.
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
Brings to life the dramatic and colorful career of William Sulzer (1863–1941), former governor of New York State.
The story of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for women’s rights through the lens of one family’s history.
A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.
An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.
Reflects on the legacy and limits of suffrage in New York State as a way to understand present-day issues with women's social and political rights, as well proposes ideas for future progress.
Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.
Explores why people stay in vulnerable cities by looking at Syracuse, New York, through the contemporary experiences of five citizens.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Inspiring collection narrating how peace activists found their calling and why the world still needs peace activism.
A comprehensive exploration of racial inequality in New York City since 1965.
Inside account of the negotiations between the football Bills, New York State, and Erie County to sign a long-term stadium lease and thereby keep the team in Buffalo.
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.
A comprehensive guidebook for dog owners that includes seventy-seven great hikes from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.
Chronicles the story of the Erie Canal from its inception to today.
An exciting Revolutionary War tale of double agents and counterespionage in New York State in 1780.
The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.
Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.
Can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian?
Tells the forgotten but surprising stories of the many handsome and significant buildings in downtown Troy, New York.
A study of the times and life in Southampton, New York between 1870 and 1900.
Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.
Tells the story of the nation's largest higher education union from its earliest years to its role today as a powerful organization promoting the interests of faculty, staff, and the entire SUNY community.
A memoir and selected writings by the former Chief Judge of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
The decade comes alive in this whirlwind ride through the Sixties that begins in Brooklyn and ends at Woodstock.
Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.
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.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.