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Agrotopias: An American Literary History of Sustainability By Abby L. Goode Cover Image
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Closing the Gap Isn't Working: Billions of Dollars of Aid Hasn't Helped First Nations People By Chris Gilford Cover Image
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The Male Chauvinist Pig: A History By Julie Willett Cover Image
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Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post–Civil Rights America (American Crossroads #68) By Danielle R. Olden Cover Image
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Preventing Child Maltreatment in the U.S.: Multicultural Considerations (Violence Against Women and Children) By Milton A. Fuentes, Rachel R. Singer, Renee L. DeBoard-Lucas Cover Image
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Practical Symbolic Interactions in the Shrine of the South: Conversations with a Damn Yankee By John F. Cataldi Cover Image
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Making Moral Citizens: How Faith-Based Organizers Use Vocation for Public Action By Jack Delehanty Cover Image
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Oconaluftee: The History of a Smoky Mountain Valley By Elizabeth Giddens Cover Image
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Imagining the Heartland: White Supremacy and the American Midwest By Britt E. Halvorson, Joshua O. Reno Cover Image
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Diversity and the Transition to Adulthood in America (Sociology in the Twenty-First Century #7) By Phoebe Ho, Hyunjoon Park, Grace Kao Cover Image
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Different and Wonderful: Raising Black Children in a Race-Conscious Society By Dr. Darlene Hopson, M.D. Cover Image
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacies of African-American Families By Andrew Billingsley 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.