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  • Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1945-1995by Linda Dowling Almeida

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 31.95

    Irish Immigrants in New York City, 1945-1995 Linda Dowling Almeida The story of one of the most visible groups of immigrants in the major city of immigrants in the last half of the 20th century. "Almeida offers a dynamic portrait of Irish New York, one that keeps reinventing itself... more...

  • Cursed by a Happy Childhoodby Carl Lennertz

    Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 12.95

    Cursed by a Happy Childhood is a warm, funny, bighearted collection of one dad?s reminiscences about the kinds of lessons we all learn--sometimes the hard way, often without even realizing it--on the road to becoming a grown-up. The book began as a diary of sorts that Carl Lennertz wanted to keep for his eleven-year-old daughter, a way to let her... more...

  • Five Letters 1519-1526by Hernando CortÚs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'These letters, well edited tell of a great conqueror, fighting for God and his king, and reveal the might proportions of the truly Elizabethan character that was Hernando CortÚs.' Times Literary Supplement. CortÚs's letters to the Emperor from Mexico are half-letters, half-despatches. The letters were all written between... more...

  • The English-Americanby Thomas Gage; A. P. Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement. 'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review The publication in 1648 of the first authentic account of the provinces of New Spain and Central America by a well-known and educated Englishman excited widespread interest,... more...

  • Or Does It Explode?by Cheryl Greenberg

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 48.00

    The Great Depression was a time of hardship for many Americans, but for the citizens of Harlem it was made worse by past and present discrimination. Or Does It Explode? examines Black Harlem from the 1920s through the Depression and New Deal to the outbreak of World War II. It describes the changing economic and social lives of Harlemites, and the... more...

  • The New York City Draft Riotsby Iver Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 26.99

    For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community. In the end, at least 105 people were killed,... more...

  • Prodigal Sonsby Alexander Bloom

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 49.99

    Among the influential New York Jewish intellectuals discussed are: Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, Irving Howe, Leslie Fiedler, Daniel Bell, Harold Rosenberg, Saul Bellow, Irving Kristol, and Norman Podhoretz. more...

  • New Netherlandby Jaap Jacobs

    BRILL 2006; US$ 179.00

    This volume covers the history of the Dutch colony New Netherland on the North American continent, dealing with themes such as the patterns of immigration, government and justice, the economy, religion, social structure, material culture, and mentality of the colonists. more...

  • Revisiting New Netherlandby Joyce D. Goodfriend

    BRILL 2005; US$ 179.00

    This book of essays samples current scholarship on New Netherland, touching on topics such as New Netherland in Historical Memory. New Netherland in the Atlantic World, the Political Economy of New Netherland, and New Netherland?s Directors. more...

  • The Restless Cityby Joanne Reitano

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 28.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...