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A Coney Island ReaderThrough Dizzy Gates of Illusion

A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

Louis Parascandola

John Parascandola (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165730
eISBN:
9780231538190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165730.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This anthology focuses on the unique history and experience of Coney Island, a beloved fixture of the New York City landscape. It features a gallery of portraits by the world's finest poets, ... More

Foundations of the American CenturyThe Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power

Inderjeet Parmar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146296
eISBN:
9780231517935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146296.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. It focuses on the ... More

Henry George and the Crisis of InequalityProgress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Edward O'Donnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals ... More

A History of Brooklyn Bridge ParkHow a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1970s, the Brooklyn piers had become a wasteland on the New York City waterfront. Today, they have been transformed into a stunning park that is enjoyed by countless Brooklynites and visitors ... More

In Pursuit of PrivilegeA History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

Clifton Hood

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172165
eISBN:
9780231542951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172165.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A history that extends from the 1750s to the present, In Pursuit of Privilege recounts upper-class New Yorkers’ struggle to create a distinct world guarded against outsiders, even as economic growth ... More

Kosher USAHow Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Roger Horowitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231158329
eISBN:
9780231540933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kosher USA follows the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system. It recounts how iconic products such as Coca-Cola and Jell-O tried to become kosher; the ... More

A Lever Long EnoughA History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Robert McCaughey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166881
eISBN:
9780231537520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166881.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a social history of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). It combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build a ... More

Nicholas MiraculousThe Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Michael Rosenthal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To those who loved him, like Theodore Roosevelt, he was “Nicholas Miraculous,” the fabled educator who had a hand in everything; to those who did not, like novelist Upton Sinclair, he was “the ... More

Race and Real EstateConflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Kevin McGruder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169141
eISBN:
9780231539258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, this book offers an innovative perspective on Harlem's history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African ... More

The Reagan EraA History of the 1980s

The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Doug Rossinow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book looks at the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular foreign policy, Reaganite conservatives in the 1980s ... More

Reds at the BlackboardCommunism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Clarence Taylor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The New York City Teachers Union shares a deep history with the American left, having participated in some of its most explosive battles. Established in 1916, the union maintained an early, ... More

Taking It BigC. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Stanley Aronowitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

C. Wright Mills (1916–1962) was an intellectual who transformed the independent American Left in the 1940s and 1950s. Often challenging the established ideologies and approaches of fellow leftist ... More

They Wished They Were HonestThe Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Michael Armstrong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For two years the author was chief counsel to the Knapp Commission, investigating cops. Based on the author's recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability—prompted by the ... More

Winnebago NationThe RV in American Culture

Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

James Twitchell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book takes a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life ... More

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