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Charles Evans Hughes
Politics and Reform in New York, 1905–1910
Robert F. Wesser
When Charles Evans Hughes defeated William Randolph Hearst for the governorship of New York in 1906, the New York State Republican Party was split between the remnants of the rural, conservative Platt political machine in Albany and the forces loyal...



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 in the city and dedicated more than $400 million dollars to trees via the MillionTreesNYC...



Climate Change in the Adirondacks
The Path to Sustainability
Jerry Jenkins
Although global in scale, the impact of climate change will be felt at the local level. Refocusing our attention away from the ice shelves disintegrating in the Antarctic, the flooding of Pacific islands, and carbon inventories measured in billions of...



The Colony of New Netherland
A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America
Jaap Jacobs
The Dutch involvement in North America started after Henry Hudson, sailing under a Dutch flag in 1609, traveled up the river that would later bear his name. The Dutch control of the region was short-lived, but had profound effects on the Hudson Valley...



Community Architect
The Life and Vision of Clarence S. Stein
Kristin E. Larsen
Clarence S. Stein (1882–1975) was an architect, housing visionary, regionalist, policymaker, and colleague of influential public figures. Kristin E. Larsen's biography of Stein comprehensively examines his built and unbuilt projects and his intellectual legacy as a proponent of the "garden city" for a modern age.



Cornell '77
The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
Peter Conners
Cornell '77 is about far more than just a single Grateful Dead concert. It is a social and cultural history of one of America's most enduring and iconic musical acts, their devoted fans, and a group of Cornell students whose passion for music drove them to bring the Dead to Barton Hall.



Crime and Law Enforcement in the Colony of New York, 1691–1776
Douglas Greenberg
This book examines the court system in colonial New York, the demography of criminal prosecution, the character and social position of accused criminals, the social forces that led to criminal behavior, crime rates, and the the court system.



Dagger John
Archbishop John Hughes and the Making of Irish America
John Loughery
Acclaimed biographer John Loughery tells the story of John Hughes, son of Ireland, friend of William Seward and James Buchanan, founder of St. John’s College (now Fordham University), builder of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, pioneer of parochial-school education, and American diplomat. As archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York...



Death of a Notary
Conquest and Change in Colonial New York
Donna Merwick
He was the only one. He was the only man to have committed suicide in the town's seventeenth-century history. So begins Donna Merwick's fascinating tale of a Dutch notary who ended his life in his adopted community of Albany. In a major feat of...



Dispersing the Ghetto
The Relocation of Jewish Immigrants across America
Jack Glazier
In the early twentieth century, the population of New York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. The teeming settlement, whose inhabitants faced poverty and frequent unemployment...



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