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1929Mapping the Jewish World

1929: Mapping the Jewish World

Hasia Diner and Gennady Estraikh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720202
eISBN:
9781479878253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720202.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The year 1929 represents a major turning point for interwar Jewish society, proving to be a year when Jews, regardless of where they lived, saw themselves affected by developments that took place ... More

Across the DivideUnion Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Steven J. Ramold

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Union soldiers left home in 1861 with expectations that the conflict would be short, the purpose of the war was clear, and public support back home was universal. As the war continued, however, Union ... More

African & AmericanWest Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

African & American: West Africans in Post-Civil Rights America

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760581
eISBN:
9780814789254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760581.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of the much overlooked experience of first and second generation West African immigrants and refugees in the United States during the last forty years. Interrogating the ... More

Against Wind and TideThe African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the story of African Americans' battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS ... More

Aksum and NubiaWarfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

George Hatke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeological evidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopian kingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth century CE. Although ancient ... More

All Together DifferentYiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism

Daniel Katz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748367
eISBN:
9780814763674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748367.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the early 1930s, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) organized large numbers of Black and Hispanic workers through a broadly conceived program of education, culture, and ... More

Amheida IOstraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814745267
eISBN:
9780814771327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents 455 inscribed pottery fragments, or ostraka, found during New York University's excavations at Amheida in the western desert of Egypt. The majority date to the Late Roman period ... More

Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Seth L. Sanders

Jonathan Ben-Dov (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Since the 1990s, Early Modern and Medieval Science in Jewish sources has been actively studied, but the consensus was that no real scientific themes could be found in earlier Judaism. This book ... More

As Long as We Both Shall LoveThe White Wedding in Postwar America

As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America

Karen M. Dunak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737811
eISBN:
9780814764763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737811.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, watched by hundreds of millions of viewers, the wedding followed a familiar formula: ritual, vows, reception, and a white gown for the bride. ... More

At Home in Nineteenth-Century AmericaA Documentary History

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Amy G. Richter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America uses primary documentsto revisit the variety of places Americans called home—middle-class suburban houses, slave cabins, working-class tenements, frontier ... More

Beyond the Bonus March and GI BillHow Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era

Stephen R. Ortiz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762134
eISBN:
9780814762561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762134.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The period between World Wars I and II was a time of turbulent political change, with suffragists, labor radicals, demagogues, and other voices clamoring to be heard. One group of activists that has ... More

Brokering ServitudeMigration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

Andrew Urban

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814785843
eISBN:
9780814764749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785843.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Brokering Servitude examines how labor markets for domestic service were identified, shaped, and governed by philanthropists, missionaries, commercial offices, and the state. Because household ... More

The Captain's Widow of SandwichSelf-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Megan Taylor Shockley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783191
eISBN:
9780814786529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1852 Hannah Rebecca Crowell married sea captain William Burgess and set sail. Within three years, Rebecca Burgess had crossed the equator eleven times and learned to navigate a vessel. In 1856, ... More

Caribbean CrossingAfrican Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Sara Fanning

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Shortly after winning its independence in 1804, Haiti's leaders realized that if their nation was to survive, it needed to build strong diplomatic bonds with other nations. Haiti's first leaders ... More

Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that ... More

Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the decades after the Civil War, urbanization, industrialization, and immigration marked the start of the Gilded Age, a period of rapid economic growth but also social upheaval. Reformers ... More

Children and Youth in a New Nation

Children and Youth in a New Nation

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early years of the Republic, as Americans tried to determine what it meant to be an American, they also wondered what it meant to be an American child. A defensive, even fearful, approach to ... More

Citizens of Asian AmericaDemocracy and Race during the Cold War

Citizens of Asian America: Democracy and Race during the Cold War

Cindy I-Fen Cheng

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759356
eISBN:
9780814770849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759356.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

During the Cold War, Soviet propaganda highlighted U.S. racism in order to undermine the credibility of U.S. democracy. In response, incorporating racial and ethnic minorities in order to affirm that ... More

City FolkEnglish Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

City Folk: English Country Dance and the Politics of the Folk in Modern America

Daniel J. Walkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794692
eISBN:
9780814784525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794692.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is the story of English Country Dance, from its 18th-century roots in the English cities and countryside, to its transatlantic leap to the United States in the 20th century. The book argues that ... More

Civil War CitizensRace, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America's Bloodiest Conflict

Susannah J. Ural (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785690
eISBN:
9780814785737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785690.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At its core, the Civil War was a conflict over the meaning of citizenship. Most famously, it became a struggle over whether or not to grant rights to a group that stood outside the pale of ... More

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