History Books - New York

Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781438476728
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Published: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo - November 1st, 2019

In Ghost Fleet Awakened, Joseph W. Zarzynski reveals the untold story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755-1763). The story begins more than 250 years ago, when bateaux first plied the waters of Lake George, New York.


Real Irish New York: A Rogue's Gallery of Fenians, Tough Women, Holy Men, Blasphemers, Jesters, and a Gang of Other Colorful Characters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510736481
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Published: Skyhorse - March 17th, 2020

As they entered their 600th year of British occupation, the Irish looked to America.

By the 1840s, America was the oasis that the Irish sought during a decade of both famine and revolution, and New York City was the main destination.


Pawling Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467103961
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 18th, 2019

Originally formed from the Beekman Precinct on May 20, 1769, the town of Pawling has been called the Hudson Valley's best-kept secret. Despite being connected to Manhattan via the Harlem Line, the town and village of Pawling have never let go of their picturesque charm. The grand vistas continue to provide the same unimpeded views they have for centuries.


Humbug!: The Politics of Art Criticism in New York City's Penny Press Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780823285389
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Published: Fordham University Press - February 4th, 2020

Approximately 300 daily and weekly newspapers flourished in New York before the Civil War. A majority of these newspapers, even those that proclaimed independence of party, were motivated by political conviction and often local conflicts. Their editors and writers jockeyed for government office and influence.


Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes (New York State) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780815611141
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Published: Syracuse University Press - January 23rd, 2020

Celebrated Upstate New York author Chuck D'Imperio takes readers on a unique tour of some of the most fascinating and little-known historic homes across the state.


Centerport Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467103916
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 18th, 2019

Once known as Little Cow Harbor, the coastal community of Centerport on Long Island's north shore is rich in natural resources, including a beautiful harbor with several freshwater streams surrounded by wooded hills. Centerport was originally the site of several important mills, but in the late 19th century, it became a summer retreat for both the rich and the not so rich.


Brooklyn's Barren Island: A Forgotten History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781467144315
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Published: History Press - November 18th, 2019

Unbeknownst to most of the city's inhabitants, a rural community of garbage workers once existed on a now-vanished island in New York City. Barren Island was a swampy speck in Jamaica Bay where a motley group of new immigrants and African Americans quietly processed mountains of garbage and dead animals starting in the 1850s.


Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393357622
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

"Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times


America's First Freedom Rider: Elizabeth Jennings, Chester A. Arthur, and the Early Fight for Civil Rights Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781493041343
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Published: Lyons Press - December 17th, 2019

In 1854, traveling was full of danger. Omnibus accidents were commonplace. Pedestrians were regularly attacked by the Five Points' gangs. Rival police forces watched and argued over who should help. Pickpockets, drunks and kidnappers were all part of the daily street scene in old New York. Yet somehow, they endured and transformed a trading post into the Empire City.


Ghost Signs: Clues to Downtown New York's Past Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780764358319
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - November 28th, 2019

New York City's oldest neighborhoods are downtown, where scores of timeworn ads have improbably survived for decades. These "ghost signs" hold the secrets of businesses and products that vanished decades ago. Clues to our jobs, schools, places of worship, caf's, and concert halls lurk in their faded outlines.


The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781948924511
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Published: Arcade - November 12th, 2019

A Fascinating Biography of One City Block in Upper Manhattan, Bringing Buildings to Life through Stories Drawn from the Flesh-and-Blood Beings who Pass Through Them

If only the walls could talk, what would they say?

Standing proudly, gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey, their brows are marked by ornamental pediments.


Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455567478
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Published: Twelve - December 3rd, 2019

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era.


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