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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



Shopping for Change
Consumer Activism and the Possibilities of Purchasing Power
Shopping for Change brings together the historical and contemporary perspectives of academics and activists to show readers what has been possible for consumer activists in the past and what might be possible for today's consumer activists. 



The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America
A Critical Edition
Cadwallader Colden
The new Critical Edition of The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York features materials not previously included. Essays by John M. Dixon and Karim M. Tiro place Colden's work in historical and cultural context.



Out of Oakland
Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War
Sean L. Malloy
In Out of Oakland, Sean L. Malloy explores the evolving internationalism of the Black Panther Party. He traces the shifting intersections between the black freedom struggle in the United States, Third World anticolonialism, and the Cold War.



Heading Out
A History of American Camping
Terence Young
In Heading Out, Young takes the reader out into nature and explores with them the history of camping in the United States. 



For the Common Good
A New History of Higher Education in America
Charles Dorn
In For the Common Good, Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America's so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries of college and university history.



The Transmission of "Beowulf"
Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior
Leonard Neidorf
Beowulf, like The Iliad and The Odyssey, is a foundational work of Western literature that originated in mysterious circumstances. In The Transmission of "Beowulf," Leonard Neidorf addresses philological questions that are fundamental to the study of the poem.



Antifundamentalism in Modern America
David Harrington Watt
David Harrington Watt's Antifundamentalism in Modern America gives us a pathbreaking account of the role that the fear of fundamentalism has played—and continues to play—in American culture.



Whose Detroit?
Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City
Heather Ann Thompson
Heather Ann Thompson focuses in detail on the struggles of Motor City residents during the 1960s and early 1970s and finds that conflict continued to plague the inner city and its workplaces even after Great Society liberals committed themselves to improving conditions.



Who Should Rule at Home?
Confronting the Elite in British New York City
Joyce D. Goodfriend
In Who Should Rule at Home? Joyce D. Goodfriend argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664 to 1776 were far from invincible and that the degree of cultural power they held has been exaggerated.



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