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1 online resource (ix, 29 pages) ; color illustrations, color maps.
Book
1 online resource (iii, 5 pages) : color illustrations, color map.
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Digital Collections Website offers papers of Alexander Hamilton (ca. 1757-1804), first treasury secretary of the United States. The Collection consists of his personal and public correspondence, drafts of his writings and speeches, which includes events in the lives of his family and legal papers from 1777 until Hamilton's death in 1804.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (v, 9 pages) : color illustrations.
Book
1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps.
Book
x, 409 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The early origins of ethnic insularity and racial exclusion in the New York City Fire Department
  • The bravest of the brave : New York's first generation of black firefighters, 1898-1934
  • Fighting a good fight : the formation of the Vulcan Society, 1932-1945
  • Postwar civic and civil rights unionism : the Vulcan Society's golden age, 1946-1963
  • A black face in a high place, fire commissioner Robert O. Lowery : reform, retrenchment, and the limitations of racial liberalism
  • From black power to class action : the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters and the rise of fire department discrimination litigation
  • The last bastion of white male privilege : race, gender, and the FDNY, 1977-1999
  • Free at last? Black firefighters and the FDNY in the twenty-first century.
For many African Americans, getting a public sector job has historically been one of the few paths to the financial stability of the middle class, and in New York City, few such jobs were as sought-after as positions in the fire department (FDNY). For over a century, generations of Black New Yorkers have fought to gain access to and equal opportunity within the FDNY. Tracing this struggle for jobs and justice from 1914 to the present, David Goldberg details the ways each generation of firefighters confronted overt and institutionalized racism. An important chapter in the histories of both Black social movements and independent workplace organizing, this book demonstrates how Black firefighters in New York helped to create affirmative action from the ""bottom up, "" while simultaneously revealing how white resistance to these efforts shaped white working-class conservatism and myths of American meritocracy.Full of colorful characters and rousing stories drawn from oral histories, discrimination suits, and the archives of the Vulcan Society (the fraternal society of Black firefighters in New York), this book sheds new light on the impact of Black firefighters in the fight for civil rights.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469633626 20180213
Green Library
Book
1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps.
Book
iv, 67 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
Book
xiii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
In this eye-opening cultural history, Brian Tochterman examines competing narratives that shaped post-World War II New York City. As a sense of crisis rose in American cities during the 1960s and 1970s, a period defined by suburban growth and deindustrialization, no city was viewed as in its death throes more than New York. Feeding this narrative of the dying city was a wide range of representations in film, literature, and the popular press--representations that ironically would not have been produced if not for a city full of productive possibilities as well as challenges. Tochterman reveals how elite culture producers, planners and theorists, and elected officials drew on and perpetuated the fear of death to press for a new urban vision. It was this narrative of New York as the dying city, Tochterman argues, that contributed to a burgeoning and broad anti-urban political culture hostile to state intervention on behalf of cities and citizens. Ultimately, the author shows that New York's decline--and the decline of American cities in general--was in part a self-fulfilling prophecy bolstered by urban fear and the new political culture nourished by it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469633060 20170703
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
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.
Book
1 online resource (18 pages) : illustration
Book
5 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
5 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
ix, 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Of all the world's great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and 30s that recast New York as the world's modern metropolis. Anthony W. Robins, New York's best-known Art Deco guide, includes an introductory essay describing the Art Deco phenomenon, followed by eleven walking tour itineraries in Manhattan each accompanied by a map designed by legendary New York cartographer John Tauranac and a survey of Deco sites across the four other boroughs. Also included is a photo gallery of sixteen color plates by nationally acclaimed Art Deco photographer Randy Juster. Robins has distilled thirty years' worth of experience into a guidebook for all to enjoy at their own pace.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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