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From Farm to Canal Street
Chinatown's Alternative Food Network in the Global Marketplace
Valerie Imbruce
In From Farm to Canal Street, Valerie Imbruce tells the story of how Chinatown's food network operates amid—and against the grain of—the global trend to consolidate food production and distribution. Manhattan's Chinatown demonstrates how a local market can influence agricultural practices, food distribution, and consumer...



"No One Helped"
Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy
Marcia M. Gallo
Marcia M. Gallo provides a sensitive and multifaceted exploration of one of America's most infamous true-crime stories: the 1964 rape and murder of Catherine "Kitty"...



A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden
The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks
James Schlett
In A Not too Greatly Changed Eden, James Schlett recounts the story of the 1858 Philosophers' Camp at Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks, from the lives and careers of—and friendships and frictions among—the participants to the extensive preparations for the expedition and the several-day encampment to its lasting...



A Factious People
Politics and Society in Colonial New York
Patricia U. Bonomi
First published in 1971 and long out of print, this classic account of Colonial-era New York chronicles how the state was buffeted by political and sectional rivalries and by conflict arising from a wide diversity of ethnic and religious...



Fighting Westway
Environmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City
William W. Buzbee
This informative narrative of environmental, political, and legal conflict describes what really happened during the battles over the Westway highway project, providing a new understanding of how modern legal frameworks shape high stakes regulatory...



The Empire State Building
The Making of a Landmark
John Tauranac
A landmark book on one of the world’s most notable...



New Labor in New York
Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement
This volume comprises thirteen fine-grained case studies of recent campaigns by worker centers and unions to organize the new "precariat" class of workers and to address the crisis facing the labor movement, each of which is based on original research and participant...



Resister
A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War
Bruce Dancis
This insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the '60s also provides a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft...



The Tie That Bound Us
The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz reveals for the first time the depth of the Brown women's involvement in John Brown’s cause and their crucial roles in preserving and transforming his legacy after his...



Empire of Water
An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
David Soll
Supplying water to millions is not simply an engineering and logistical challenge. As David Soll shows in his finely observed history of the nation’s largest municipal water system, the task of providing water to New Yorkers transformed the natural and built environment of the city, its suburbs, and distant rural watersheds. Almost as soon as...



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