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Killing Justice in the Lone Star State: Calling Time on Texas Death Row By Michael O'Brien Cover Image
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Southern Horrors - Lynch Law in All Its Phases: With Introductory Chapters by Irvine Garland Penn and T. Thomas Fortune By Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Irvine Garland Penn (Contribution by), T. Thomas Fortune (Contribution by) Cover Image
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Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty By Maurice Chammah Cover Image
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A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America By Evan J. Mandery Cover Image
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Against the Death Penalty: Writings from the First Abolitionists--Giuseppe Pelli and Cesare Beccaria By Peter Garnsey (Editor), Giuseppie Pelli Cover Image
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A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty By Scott E. Sundby Cover Image
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A Word to My Younger Self By Chris Self Cover Image
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From Noose to Needle: Capital Punishment and the Late Liberal State (Law, Meaning, And Violence) By Timothy Vance Kaufman-Osborn Cover Image
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The Penalty Is Death: State Power, Law, and Justice By Barry Jones (Editor), Barry Jones (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Challenging Confinement: Mass Incarceration and the Fight for Equality in Women's Prisons By Bonnie L. Ernst Cover Image
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Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual? (Information Plus Reference) By Information Plus (Other) Cover Image
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The Ontology of Death: The Philosophy of the Death Penalty in Literature By Aaron Aquilina 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.