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No Drums
A Novel
E. R. Eastman
No Drums takes readers into the homes and hearts of the individuals, families, and communities on the home front of the Civil War in Tioga County, New York.



"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...



Nuclear Summer
The Clash of Communities at the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment
Louise Krasniewicz
When thousands of women gathered in 1983 to protest the stockpiling of nuclear weapons at a rural upstate New York military depot, the area was shaken by their actions. What so disturbed residents that they organized counterdemonstrations, wrote hundreds of letters to local newspapers, verbally and physically harassed the protestors, and nearly...



On the Irish Waterfront
The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
James T. Fisher
The real story of gangsters, politicians, longshoremen, union leaders, and Catholic priests that informed the classic 1954 film, On the Waterfront.



Oneida Utopia
A Community Searching for Human Happiness and Prosperity
Anthony Wonderley
Oneida Utopia is a fresh and holistic treatment of a long-standing social experiment born of revival fervor and communitarian enthusiasm. The Oneida Community of upstate New York was dedicated to living as one family and to the sharing of all property, work, and love. Anthony Wonderley is a sensitive guide to the things and settings of Oneida...



The Orange Riots
Irish Political Violence in New York City, 1870 and 1871
Michael A. Gordon
In this book Michael A. Gordon examines the causes and consequences of the tragic and bloody "Orange Riots" that rocked New York City in 1870 and 1871.



Out of the Shadow
A Russian Jewish Girlhood on the Lower East Side
Rose Cohen



The Park and the People
A History of Central Park
Roy Rosenzweig, Elizabeth Blackmar
This "exemplary social history" (Kirkus Reviews) is the first full-scale account of Central Park ever published. Elizabeth Blackmar and Roy Rosenzweig tell the story of Central Park's people—the merchants and landowners who launched the project; the...



Pioneer Prophetess
Jemima Wilkinson, the Publick Universal Friend
Herbert A. Wisbey
The classic biography of the Rhode Island Quaker, Jemima Wilkinson (1752-1819), who at the age of 23, after recovering from a bout of fever, pronounced that she had been directed by a vision to preach to a "dying and sinful...



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