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EMPIRE STATE EDITIONS

New York, New York *(the city so nice they named it twice)

Empire State Editions appeals to a diverse audience from local New Yorkers to those interested in our vibrant city from anywhere in the world.

The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down

The people ride in a hole in the groun'

New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!

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Books in the Empire State Editions highlight the beauty, culture, diversity, and history of New York and the never-ending thirst for information about this global metropolis such as:

Boss of Black Brooklyn
America's Last Great Newspaper War
Eunice Hunton Carter
The Kingdom Began in Puerto Rico
Notable New Yorkers of Manhattan's Upper West Side

NEW THIS Spring

Explores four centuries of colonization, land divisions, and urban development around this historic landmark neighborhood in West Harlem.

“Over the years, several books and projects have attempted to capture the essence of Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill, and thankfully, with Davida Siwisa James, the legendary community has its griot. She brings a fresh veneer, a lively descriptive narrative to this timeless section of Harlem. To be sure, the dramatic moments of the past are invoked and then lavishly alloyed with the neighborhood's current vibrancy.”

—Herb Boyd, The Harlem Reader

“Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill traces the transformation of New York’s West Harlem community from the ancestral hunting grounds of the Lanape Indians into the cultural mecca of Black America. Davida Siwisa James narratives with pictures of one of America’s most prolific neighborhoods. Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill produced American icons like the writer James Weldon Johnson, the scholar George Edmund Haynes, the boxing champ Joe Louis, and the 20th century composer George Gershwin. But beyond that, this book makes an important contribution by showing how one small American neighborhood impacted New York’s culture, politics, and arts.”

—Bruce D. Haynes, University of California

Praise for Empire State Editions

“In presenting lively...case studies of what he regards as the most important unbuilt lines, Mr. Raskin encourages his readers to think about the adaptable nature of the city.”—Wall Street Journal

"Pamela Hanlon in her new book about the UN and New York City's evolving relationship. . . gives the sweeping developments surrounding the UN a particular locality and tells the story of postwar internationalism in a readable, human way."

The Nation

“. . . Thanks to Campo's unbiased writing, this is a great book of what the city used to be.”

Ink New York

"Minutely detailed. . . a 'case study' of the promises and drawbacks of pluralism.”—The New York Times Book Review

“In 'Walking New York', essayist Stephen Miller takes a look at the city's literary perambulators, examining the writing of Stephen Crane, Alfred Kazin and Teju Cole, among others, and offering an evolving portrait of New York through the centuries. 'Each Writer' Mr. Miller says in the book's preface, 'wanders a different city'.”

The New York Observer

In the News

Interview with Tom Glynn, author of Reading Publics

By FUPress | March 10, 2015

The Author’s Corner with Tom Glynn Tom Glynn is Anglo-American History and Political Science Selector in the Alexander Library at Rutgers University Libraries. This interview is based on his new book, Reading Publics: New York City’s Public Libraries, 1754-1911 (Fordham University Press, January 2015). JF: What led you to write Reading Publics? TG: I came to the history …

WSJ Book Review: The Routes Not Taken by Joseph B. Raskin

By FUPress | April 14, 2014

The Wall Street Journal BOOKSHELF Book Review: ‘The Routes Not Taken’ by Joseph B. Raskin By JULIA VITULLO-MARTIN April 11, 2014 The Second Avenue subway was first proposed in 1929. It will begin operation—perhaps—in 2016. Three things enabled the population density that made New York rich, diverse and dominant throughout …

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By FUPress | January 14, 2014

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American Historical Association – 128th Annual Meeting

By FUPress | January 3, 2014

Visit Fordham University Press and University of Washington Press at the American Historical Association Meeting (Booth #610) #aha2014 #AHAhistorians

"The Accidental Playgound" on NYT Top 10 Reading List for next Mayor

By FUPress | December 16, 2013

New York Times BOOKSHELF Suggested Reading for de Blasio By SAM ROBERTS Published: December 13, 2013 If Harold Bloom, the Yale humanities professor, were to compile a New York version of his “Western canon,” he would face a shelf of books meeting his high standard: that they be authoritative, sublime, representative and …