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The New York Fed oversees the Second Federal Reserve District, which includes New York state, the 12 northern counties of New Jersey, Fairfield County in Connecticut, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The sites presents the role of the New York Fed in setting monetary policy, promoting financial stability, conducting open market operations, intervening in foreign exchange markets, and storing monetary gold for foreign central banks, governments and international agencies.
1 online resource (18 pages) : illustration
ix, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Celebrating Pinkster as a Dutch tradition
  • Celebrating Pinkster as an African American traditions
  • In search of the Pinkster king
  • Slave kings and Black brotherhoods in the Atlantic world
  • The Pinkster king as leader of a brotherhood
  • The demise and legacy of the Pinkster festival.
The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo presents the history of the nation's forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African Americans from seventeenth-century New Amsterdam to nineteenth-century New York and New Jersey. It also develops a provocative new interpretation of one of America's most intriguing black folkloric traditions, Pinkster. Jeroen Dewulf rejects the usual interpretation of this celebration of a "slave king" as a form of carnival. Instead, he shows that it is a ritual rooted in mutual-aid and slave brotherhood traditions. By placing these traditions in an Atlantic context, Dewulf identifies striking parallels to royal election rituals in slave communities elsewhere in the Americas, and he traces these rituals to the ancient Kingdom of Kongo and the impact of Portuguese culture in West-Central Africa. Dewulf's focus on the social capital of slaves follows the mutual aid to seventeenth-century Manhattan. He suggests a much stronger impact of Manhattan's first slave community on the development of African American identity in New York and New Jersey than hitherto assumed. While the earliest works on slave culture in a North American context concentrated on an assumed process of assimilation according to European standards, later studies pointed out the need to look for indigenous African continuities. The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo suggests the necessity for an increased focus on the substantial contact that many Africans had with European - primarily Portuguese - cultures before they were shipped as slaves to the Americas. The book has already garnered honors as the winner of the Richard O. Collins Award in African Studies, the New Netherland Institute Hendricks Award, and the Clague and Carol Van Slyke Prize.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496808813 20170206
Green Library
5 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xv, 488 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Chronology
  • Introduction: Nineteenth-century New York and West Point
  • West Point influence in Victorian Gotham
  • An American ecole polytechnique
  • The academy of Thayer and Mahan
  • Engineering professionals in New York : a new American identity
  • Egbert L. Viele's New York
  • Toward consolidation : bridges, bosses, and Brooklyn
  • Redemption in postbellum Gotham
  • The emergence of modern America in West Point's New York.
"Between 1817 and 1898, New York City evolved from a vital Atlantic port of trade to the center of American commerce and culture. With this rapid commercial growth and cultural development, New York came to epitomize a nineteenth-century metropolis. Although this important urban transformation is well documented, the critical role of select Union soldiers turned New York engineers has, until now, remained largely unexplored. In Designing Gotham, Jon Scott Logel examines the fascinating careers of George S. Greene, Egbert L. Viele, John Newton, Henry Warner Slocum, and Fitz John Porter, all of whom studied engineering at West Point, served in the United States Army during the Civil War, and later advanced their civilian careers and status through the creation of Victorian New York. These influential cadets trained at West Point in the nation's first engineering school, a program designed by Sylvanus Thayer and Dennis Hart Mahan that would shape civil engineering in New York and beyond. After the war, these industrious professionals leveraged their education and military experience to wield significant influence during New York's social, economic, and political transformation. Logel examines how each engineer's Civil War service shaped his contributions to postwar activities in the city, including the construction of the Croton Aqueduct, the creation of Central Park, and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Logel also delves into the administration of New York's municipal departments, in which Military Academy alumni interacted with New York elites, politicians, and civilian-trained engineers. Examining the West Pointers' experiences--as cadets, military officers during the war, and New Yorkers--Logel assesses how these men impacted the growing metropolis, the rise of professionalization, and the advent of Progressivism at the end of the century"--From publisher's website.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
iii, 56 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
4 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
ix, 245 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Listening to jazz
  • Developing "big ears" : jazz fans
  • Making the scene : fan communities
  • Providing a place and time : jazz presenters
  • Jazz jobbing : music professionals
  • Hear and now : collective improvisation and spiritual synergy.
How do we speak about jazz? In this provocative study based on the author's deep immersion in the New York City jazz scene, Tom Greenland turns from the usual emphasis on artists and their music to focus on non-performing participants, describing them as active performers in their own right who witness and thus collaborate in a happening made one-of-a-kind by improvisation, mood, and moment. Jazzing shines a spotlight on the constituency of proprietors, booking agents, photographers, critics, publicists, painters, amateur musicians, fans, friends, and tourists that makes up New York City's contemporary jazz scene. Drawn from deep ethnographic research, interviews, and long term participant observation, Jazzing charts the ways New York's distinctive physical and social-cultural environment affects and is affected by jazz. Throughout, Greenland offers a passionate argument in favor of a radically inclusive conception of music-making, one in which individuals collectively improvise across social contexts to co-create community and musical meaning. An odyssey through the clubs and other performance spaces on and off the beaten track, Jazzing is an insider's view of a vibrant urban art world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252081606 20160704
Music Library
iii, 76 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library