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The Borscht Belt
Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland
The Borscht Belt, which features essays by Stefan Kanfer and Jenna Weissman Joselit, presents Marisa Scheinfeld's photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels, and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. 


"One winter I went with other teenagers to a convention at Grossinger's and remember my excitement at discovering the indoor swimming pool and the deep heat of their sauna. I recall that the whole place seemed to offer a wonderland of new experiences. I went to the convention again the next year, but I never went back after I left New York. There is a stark difference between my memory and the shell of a resort that exists today. But the past can be given form and detail by photography, and... cont'd



Crossing Broadway
Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City
Robert W. Snyder
Robert W. Snyder tells how the story of New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood, from the the 1930s to the present.


"Drawing on research studies, oral histories, and contemporaneous reporting, Snyder's well-paced narrative projects the neighborhood’s serial make-overs against the backdrop of Gotham’s turn from postwar industrial and corporate colossus to a place where manufacturing jobs, white people, and corporations seemed to depart all at once. . . . Historians of the city will find much to think about in this stylish, well-researched, and balanced popular... cont'd



The Angola Horror
The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
Charity Vogel
In a dramatic historical narrative, Charity Vogel tells the gripping, true-to-life story of the 1867 train wreck in Angola, New York, and the characters involved in the tragic accident.


"Vogel's work is gracefully written, and the notes and bibliography reveal a staggering amount of research into contemporary newspapers and other primary sources. This is social history; the author imaginatively reconstructs the lives and experiences of those traveling on the Express that day, as well as the men and women of Angola, New York, who rose to the occasion when disaster struck. . . . The overall result . . . is a vivid depiction of antebellum life and travel."—March... cont'd



The Revolution of ’28
Al Smith, American Progressivism, and the Coming of the New Deal
Robert Chiles



Oneida Utopia
A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity
Anthony Wonderley
" Oneida Utopia offers a fresh new reading of this fascinating American experiment, freed of the sociological and religious assumptions that have guided more traditional studies of the topic. An eye-opener."—Ellen Wayland-Smith, author of...



Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman
A Memoir from the Early Twentieth Century
Matilda Rabinowitz
Matilda Rabinowitz’s illustrated memoir challenges assumptions about the lives of early twentieth-century women. In Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman, Rabinowitz describes the ways in which she and her contemporaries rejected the intellectual and social...



Forever Faithful
Celebrating the Greatest Moments of Cornell Hockey
Jim Roberts
Forever Faithful celebrates the history of Cornell hockey, focusing on twenty-four memorable games played by the men’s and women’s teams since the opening of Lynah Rink in 1957. The foreword was written by Ken Dryden (Cornell ’69), who led the Big...



City of Forests, City of Farms
Sustainability Planning for New York City’s Nature
Lindsay K. Campbell
City of Forests, City of Farms is a history of recent urban forestry and agriculture policy and programs in New York City. Centered on the 2007 initiative PlaNYC, this account tracks the development of policies that increased sustainability efforts...



Women Will Vote
Winning Suffrage in New York State
Susan Goodier, Karen Pastorello
Women Will Vote celebrates the 2017 centenary of women’s right to full suffrage in New York State. Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello highlight the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as well as...



Jew Boy
A Memoir
Alan Kaufman
Jew Boy is Alan Kaufman's riveting memoir of being raised by a Jewish mother who survived the Holocaust. This pioneering masterpiece, the very first memoir of its kind by a member of the Second Generation is Kaufman's coming-of-age account, by turns...



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