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From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography By Jeremy D. Popkin Cover Image
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Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus By Richard C. Carrier Cover Image
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Hard Rain: Bob Dylan, Oral Cultures, and the Meaning of History By Alessandro Portelli Cover Image
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Rodrigo Ortiz Vélez: Orgullo, Inquietud y Sedición By Ricardo Vélez Acevedo Cover Image
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Between Miltiades and Moltke: Early German Studies in Greek Military History By Roel Konijnendijk Cover Image
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Ellis Island: A People's History By Malgorzata Szejnert, Sean Gasper Bye (Translator) Cover Image
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Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge By Georg G. Iggers Cover Image
Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe By Hayden White Cover Image
History in the Making: An Absorbing Look at How American History Has Changed in the Telling Over the Last 200 Years By Kyle Ward Cover Image
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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Cover Image
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Bringing the Civic Back In: Zane L. Miller and American Urban History (Urban Life, Landscape and Policy) By Larry Bennett (Editor), John D. Fairfield (Editor), Patricia Mooney-Melvin (Editor), David Stradling (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Larry Bennett (Editor), John D. Fairfield (Editor), Patricia Mooney-Melvin (Editor), David Stradling (Foreword by)
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The Ever-Changing Past: Why All History Is Revisionist History By James M. Banner, Jr. 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.