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Angels of MercyWhite Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

William Seraile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book uncovers the history of the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as the nation's first orphanage for African American children — a remarkable institution that is still in ... More

As Bad as They Say?Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Janet Grossbach Mayer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Rundown, vermin-infested buildings; rigid, slow-to-react bureaucratic systems; children from broken homes and declining communities. How can a teacher succeed? How does a student not only survive but ... More

Chancellorsville and the GermansNativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Christian B. Keller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Often called Lee's greatest triumph, the battle of Chancellorsville decimated the Union Eleventh Corps, composed of large numbers of German-speaking volunteers. Poorly deployed, the ... More

Civil Rights in New York CityFrom World War II to the Giuliani Era

Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era

Clarence Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232895
eISBN:
9780823240876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232895.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Since the 1960s, most U.S. history has been written as if the civil rights movement were primarily or entirely a Southern history. This book joins a growing body of scholarship that demonstrates the ... More

The Civil War Confiscation ActsFailing to Reconstruct the South

The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

John Syrett

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is the first full account in more than 20 years of two significant, but relatively understudied, laws passed during the Civil War. The Confiscation Acts (1861–62) were designed to sanction ... More

Commons DemocracyReading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

Dana D. Nelson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268382
eISBN:
9780823272525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268382.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Commons Democracy presents an overlooked history of democracy in the United States. Like the familiar one, its story begins in the Revolutionary era. But instead of the tale of the Founders’ ... More

Confederate PhoenixRebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Edmund L. Drago

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book tells a story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state in the United States (the state where the Civil War erupted). Drawing on a rich array of sources, many ... More

Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Paul D. Moreno and Jonathan O'Neill (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This collection of essays shows how the constitutional aspects of the Civil War were part of American politics for a long time before and after the conflict by examining developments from the ... More

Dante and Islam

Dante and Islam

Jan M. Ziolkowski (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Dante put Muhammad in one of the lowest circles of Hell. At the same time, the medieval Christian poet placed several Islamic philosophers much more honorably in Limbo. Furthermore, it has long been ... More

Deserter CountryCivil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Robert M. Sandow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230518
eISBN:
9780823240845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230518.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the Civil War, there were throughout the Union explosions of resistance to the war–from the deadly Draft Riots in New York City to other, less well-known outbreaks. In this book, the author ... More

The Diary of Prisoner 17326A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

The Diary of Prisoner 17326: A Boy's Life in a Japanese Labor Camp

John K. Stutterheim

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823231508
eISBN:
9780823250745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231508.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this moving memoir a young man comes of age in an age of violence, brutality, and war. Recounting his experiences during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, this account brings to ... More

Domesticating a Religious ImportThe Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980

Domesticating a Religious Import: The Jesuits and the Inculturation of the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe, 1879-1980

Nicholas M. Creary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233342
eISBN:
9780823241774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233342.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Catholic theologians have developed the relatively new term inculturation to discuss the old problem of adapting the church universal to specific local cultures. Europeans needed a thousand years to ... More

The Doom of ReconstructionThe Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Andrew L. Slap

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the Election of 1872 the conflict between President U. S. Grant and Horace Greeley has been typically understood as a battle for the soul of the ruling Republican Party. This book ... More

Educational Reconstruction

Educational Reconstruction

Hilary Green

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270118
eISBN:
9780823270156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270118.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This study examines the ways in which black Richmonders, black Mobilians and their white allies created, developed and sustained a system of African American schools following the Civil War. As ... More

Excommunicated From the UnionHow the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

Excommunicated From the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

William B. Kurtz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267538
eISBN:
9780823272372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book argues that the Civil War had a negative impact on the assimilation and acceptance of Catholics in American society. Prior to the start of the conflict, many Catholics felt alienated by ... More

Fifth Avenue FamousThe Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Salvatore Basile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231874
eISBN:
9780823234929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231874.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the Cathedral Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral has been considered the gold standard of liturgical music—an example of artistic excellence ... More

First Among EqualsAbraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Hans L. Trefousse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One hundred and forty years after his assassination on April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln towers more than ever above the landscape of American politics. In myth and memory, he is always the Great ... More

Fordham University School of LawA History

Fordham University School of Law: A History

Robert J. Kaczorowski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239559
eISBN:
9780823239597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239559.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this engaging, erudite new book, Robert J. Kaczorowski, Director of the Condon Institute of Legal History, immerses readers in the story of Fordham Law School from the day it opened its doors in ... More

Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York1841-2003

Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

Thomas J. Shelley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271511
eISBN:
9780823271900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271511.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Fordham is the story of the evolution of a small diocesan college into a major American Jesuit university. Founded by John Hughes, the Bishop of New York, as St. John’s College in 1841, the Society ... More

Freedwomen and the Freedmen's BureauRace, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Mary J. Farmer-Kaiser

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Established by Congress in early 1865, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands—more commonly known as “the Freedmen's Bureau”—assumed the Herculean task of overseeing ... More

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