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From Popular to Insurgent Intellectuals: Peasant Catechists in the Salvadoran Revolution By Leigh Binford Cover Image
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William Walker's Wars: How One Man's Private American Army Tried to Conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras By Scott Martelle Cover Image
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Pure Narco: One Man's True Story of 25 Years Inside the Cartels By Jesse Fink, Luis Navia, Kolbinsky (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Jesse Fink, Luis Navia, Kolbinsky (Foreword by)
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In Exchange for Gold: The Legacy and Sustainability of Artisanal Gold Mining in Las Juntas de Abangares, Costa Rica By Richard a. Niesenbaum, Joseph E. B. Elliott Cover Image
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Modern Panama: From Occupation to Crossroads of the Americas By Michael L. Conniff, Gene E. Bigler Cover Image
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El Médico de los Pobres: Dr. José Gregorio Hernández: Recorrido Por Venezuela By Hernán de Béky, Luis Medina (Editor), Omar Cruz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hernán de Béky, Luis Medina (Editor), Omar Cruz (Illustrator)
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Puerto Rico's Revolt for Independence: El Grito de Lares By Olga Jiménez Wgenheim Cover Image
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Celebrating the People of Costa Rica By Rosie Banks Cover Image
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Lords of Time 2023 Daykeeper Maya Calendar By Paul Johnson, Paul Johnson (Illustrator), Paul Johnson (Photographer) Cover Image
By Paul Johnson, Paul Johnson (Illustrator), Paul Johnson (Photographer)
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The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup By Dana Frank Cover Image
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Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century By Kaysha Corinealdi Cover Image
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Colonial Latin America By Mark A. Burkholder, Lyman L. Johnson Cover Image
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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.