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It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable—And How We Can Stop It By Jonathan Greenblatt Cover Image
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Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past By Ray Raphael Cover Image
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100 Bible Verses That Made America: Defining Moments That Shaped Our Enduring Foundation of Faith By Robert J. Morgan Cover Image
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The American Yawp, Volume 2: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook: Since 1877 By Joseph L. Locke (Editor), Ben Wright (Editor) Cover Image
By Joseph L. Locke (Editor), Ben Wright (Editor)
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Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story By Wilfred M. McClay Cover Image
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A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America By Ronald Takaki Cover Image
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The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker By Jelani Cobb, David Remnick Cover Image
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Understanding and Teaching Native American History (The Harvey Goldberg Series for Understanding and Teaching History) By Kristofer Ray  (Editor), Brady DeSanti (Editor) Cover Image
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Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 By Eric Foner Cover Image
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Freud and Beyond: A History of Modern Psychoanalytic Thought By Stephen A. Mitchell, Margaret J. Black Cover Image
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Great Short Books: A Year of Reading—Briefly By Kenneth C. Davis Cover Image
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John's Revelation: Layman's View of Revelation By Betty Potenza 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.