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The Myth of Overpunishment: A Defense of the American Justice System and a Proposal to Reduce Incarceration While Protecting the Public By Barry Latzer, Tom Cotton (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Barry Latzer, Tom Cotton (Foreword by)
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Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption By Walidah Imarisha Cover Image
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Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an organizing guide By Daniel Hunter Cover Image
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The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History By Mark P. Donnelly, Daniel Diehl Cover Image
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Angola Louisiana State Penitentiary: A Half-Century of Rage and Reform By Anne Butler, C. Murray Henderson Cover Image
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Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla By Ethan Hoffman (Photographer), John A. McCoy, Dan Berger (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ethan Hoffman (Photographer), John A. McCoy, Dan Berger (Introduction by)
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Sex Trafficking in the United States: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice By Andrea Nichols Cover Image
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Race to Incarcerate By Marc Mauer Cover Image
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Police and Society By Kenneth Novak, Gary Cordner, Brad Smith Cover Image
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The Funhouse Mirror: Reflections on Prison By Robert Ellis Gordon, Inmates of the Washington Corrections Sy, Michael Collins Cover Image
The Problem of Punishment By David Boonin Cover Image
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Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement (Critical Issues in Crime and Society) By Angela J. Hattery, Earl Smith, Terry A. Kupers (Foreword by) 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.