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The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State
Both an indispensable scientific work and a beautiful collection of art, The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State documents and illustrates the current distribution of breeding birds within the state and the significant change in bird...



Reluctant Revolutionaries
New York City and the Road to Independence, 1763–1776
Joseph S. Tiedemann
The question of why New Yorkers were such reluctant revolutionaries has long bedeviled historians. In an innovative study of New York City between 1763 and 1776, Joseph S. Tiedemann explains how conscientiously residents labored to build a consensus...



Taxi!
Cabs and Capitalism in New York City
Biju Mathew
"Mathew, as a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has a unique perspective on the plight of immigrant taxi drivers. . . . Mathew explores the history of New York's taxicab industry, which has been in a cycle of...



Becoming German
The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York
Philip Otterness
Becoming German tells the story of the largest and earliest mass movement of German-speaking immigrants to America, the Palatine migration of 1709, tracking their journey from Germany to London to New York City and into the frontier areas of New York.



The Empire State
A History of New York
New York now has a new, comprehensive history book that chronicles the state through centuries of change. A richly illustrated volume, The Empire State begins in the early seventeenth century (when the region was still populated solely by Native...



Treasures from Olana
Landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church
Kevin J. Avery
"The wide variety of selections from Frederic Edwin Church's collection of his own paintings shows the master in all phases of his career, in sketches and finished paintings, depicting the breadth of his subjects and the high technical skills that...



Byrdcliffe
An American Arts and Crafts Colony
Nancy E. Green
This book is the story of the first years of the Catskills Arts and Crafts colony, the artists who visited, and the artistic community they fostered.



Immigrants in the Lands of Promise
Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870–1914
Samuel L. Baily
Most studies of immigration to the New World have focused on the United States. Samuel L. Baily's eagerly awaited book broadens that perspective through a comparative analysis of Italian immigrants to Buenos Aires and New York City before World War I.



Worked Over
The Corporate Sabotage of an American Community
Dimitra Doukas
Worked Over is a book about large-scale social change seen at close range, through the lives of generations of working people in a small manufacturing center along New York State's old Erie Canal. Their compelling stories add a new dimension to...



Becoming American, Being Indian
An Immigrant Community in New York City
Madhulika S. Khandelwal
Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. During the same period, the make-up of this community has also changed—the highly educated professional elite who came to this...



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