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Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire

Sisterly Love tells the stories of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history, from the state’s early decades to the present day. In these essays you will meet artists,...


The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait

by W. Barksdale Maynard

Richly illustrated with seldom-seen historical photographs, paintings, and drawings, The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait is the first book to trace the history and culture of the Brandywine Valley from colonial...


The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

by Charlie Gentile

This book tells the story of the 1928 New York Yankees, who won the World Series and fell just short of surpassing the record accomplishments of the 1927 Yankees. Many players from that 1927 “Murderers' Row”...


Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia's Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970

by Stanley Keith Arnold

Inspired by Quakerism, Progressivism, the Social Gospel movement, and the theories of scholars such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas, and Ruth Benedict, a determined group of Philadelphia...


State Facts for Fun! New York

by Wyatt Michaels

Far from boring, State Facts for Fun! New York is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within; while parents will love that...


General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander

by Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews

Based on a treasure trove of newly discovered information, General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander offers the first comparative study of...


The Hallway Trilogy

by Adam Rapp

A harrowing trilogy from the OBIE Award-winning author of Red Light Winter.


A History of New Jersey Libraries, 1997-2012

by Christine M. Keresztury

For the first time, a library history is focused on the way in which libraries of all kinds have developed within a single state. The growth of public libraries, the state library, school libraries, academic...


Pivotal Policies in Delaware: From Desegregation to Deregulation

by William W. Boyer & Edward C. Ratledge

This book assesses how major policy developments have effected systemic institutional change in how Delaware is governed.


The Kingdom of New York

by The New York Observer

The Kingdom of New York is rollicking insider;s history of contemporary New York, as seen through the lens of the city’s most irreverent newspaper, the New York Observer. Handsomely designed with great drawings,...


Ghosts of 42nd Street

by Anthony Bianco

Imagine shuffling down Broadway through the hustle and bustle right into the nonstop, neon heart of New York City: 42nd Street.

Once a quiet neighborhood of brownstones and churches, the area wastransformed in...


American Passage: The History of Ellis Island

by Vincent J. Cannato

"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.”

— Walter Isaacson

“Never before has Ellis...


Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

by Antero Pietila

Eugenics, racial thinking, and white supremacist attitudes influenced even the federal government's actions toward housing in the 20th century, dooming American cities to ghettoization. The Federal Housing Administration...


Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and Its Militia in the War of 1812

by Stuart L. Butler

This book describes historical events in Virginia during the War of 1812, looking specifically at how Virginia’s militia was organized, supplied, and financed by the Commonwealth. It discusses the militia’s...


The Spy of the Mohawk

by William W. Campbell

This article, "The Spy of the Mohawk" by William W. Campbell, from the 1847 Knickerbocker magazine, tells stories of colonial America. 


The Steam-Yacht 'North Star'

by Anonymous

This article, "The Steam-Yacht 'North Star,'" originally from the July 1853 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, describes a yacht privately used by the Yankee millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt III. 


New York Artists

by Henry Theodore Tuckerman

This article, "New York Artists," written by Henry Theodore Tuckerman and published in the July 1856 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, talks about the working conditions and lives of artists who were at mid-19th...


The Downtown Pop Underground

by Kembrew McLeod

The 1960s to early ?70s was a pivotal time for American culture, and New York City was ground zero for seismic shifts in music, theater, art, and filmmaking. The Downtown Pop Underground takes a kaleidoscopic...


Brigham's Destroying Angel

by William Adams Hickman

This is the autobiographical account of Bill Hickman, Chief of the Destroying Angels, Head Danite, etc. After Mr. Beadle began to examine the history of the Mormon church; and while all the Mormon people spoke...


The Inauguration of Elizabeth Garrett

by Elizabeth Garrett

On the occasion of the inauguration of Cornell's thirteenth president, Elizabeth Garrett, Cornell University Press is pleased to publish the official commemorative edition of her inauguration speech. This handsome...