Book giveaway: Fighting over the Founders

December 16, 2014 nyupressblog 1

To celebrate the stellar Publishers Weekly review that just came in for our forthcoming book, Fighting over the Founders, we are giving away a free copy to two lucky winners! In Fighting over the Founders, Andrew M. Schocket explores how politicians, screenwriters,

Buzzed on research

December 5, 2014 nyupressblog 1

—Andrew M. Schocket Research can be boring, draining, sometimes physically or emotionally exhausting. For previous projects, I’ve logged weeks worth of time doing data entry, and have had students who have dealt with such topics as rape and infanticide,

Nation of newcomers

December 3, 2014 nyupressblog 1

—Peter G. Vellon A recent letter to the editor published in the New York Daily News expressed its disappointment that television commenters covering the Columbus Day Parade used the words “illegal” and “legal” to differentiate contemporary immigrants

Doing Time in the Texas Prison Rodeo

October 20, 2014 nyupressblog 1

Doing Time in the Depression, Ethan Blue’s seminal work on prison life in the 1930s, is coming out in paperback next month! To celebrate, we pulled one of our favorite excerpts from the book to share

Finding the lost children

September 11, 2014 nyupressblog 0

​—James Marten In 1904, J. M. Barrie prefaced his beloved play Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up with the words, “All this has happened before.  And all this will happen again.” (The narrator utters

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