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Summary: A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jenks, Palmer & Co. 1848

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2 available in Stacks, Call number: 031.02 THO 2011
Call number: 051 OLD 2010

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6 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 051 OLD 2015
Call number: 051 OLD 2016
Call number: 051 OLD 2017
Call number: 051 OLD 2018
Call number: 051 OLD 2019
2 available in Reference, Call number: R 051 OLD 2019
Call number: R 051 OLD 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 051 OLD 2020

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Anderson, Robert Charles

Summary: "Covering individuals not included in previous Great Migration compendia, this complete survey lists the names of all known to have come to New England during the Great Migration period, 1620-1640. Each entry provides the name of the head of household, English or European origin (if known), date of migration, principal residences in New England, and the best available sources of information for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.374 Anderson

Anderson, Beth

Summary: After being denied a seat on a New York City streetcar, Elizabeth Jennings begins the fight for equality by telling her story in churches, to newspapers, and finally in the courtroom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JEN

Ulrich, Laurel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2001

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Summary: "The latest dynamic annual for the 21st century, featuring high-energy pages packed with facts, photos, infographics, time lines, and maps that capture today's world. Perfect for ages 12 to 112. An almanac like no other, this book offers everything you need to know about the world in 2020-from science and nature to history, world cultures, and the environment. Filled with exquisite National...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2019

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Foster, David R.

Summary: In 1977 David Foster took to the woods of New England to build a cabin with his own hands. Along with a few tools he brought a copy of the journals of Henry David Thoreau. Foster was struck by how different the forested landscape around him was from the one Thoreau described more than a century earlier. The sights and sounds that Thoreau experienced on his daily walks through 19th-century...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.3 FOS

Baldwin, James

Summary: Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges and joys of black childhood. This new edition includes a foreword by Baldwin's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAL

Summary: Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2019

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 0.31 NAT

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Summary: Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. Their dispatches told the truth of their lives at camp, their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, An Imprint of Highlights 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 973.7 SHE

Summary: From out of the shadows comes this final collection of hard-to-find noir classics: The Crimson Kimono (1959); The Lineup (1958); The Shadow in the Window (1956); The Long Haul (1957); Pickup Alley (1957); The Tijuana Story (1957); She Played with Fire (1957); The Case Against Brooklyn (1958); and Man on a String (1960).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Whitehurst, Susan.

Summary: Examines the relationship between the Pilgrims who came to American on the "Mayflower" in 1620 and the Wampanoag Indians who lived in the area, looking at how the Native Americans helped the Englishmen survive in the wilderness.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 974.4 WHI

Hearth, Amy Hill

Summary: Reveals the little-known story of Elizabeth Jennings, a young African American woman whose refusal to leave a segregated Manhattan streetcar in 1854 led to a court case that marked a victory in the fight to desegregate New York's public transportation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JEN

Summary: This edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids has more facts, more fun, more activities, more stories, more of everything!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yankee pub. 0000

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1 available in Juvenile Paperback, Call number: J 051 OLD

Bolden, Tonya.

Summary: Based on an actual memoir written by Maritcha Remond Lyons, who was born and raised in New York City, this poignant story tells what it was like to be a black child born free during the days of slavery. Everyday experiences are interspersed with hight-point moments, such as visiting the U.S.'s first world's fair. Also included are the Draft Riots of 1863, when Maritcha and her siblings fled to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 BOL

Prevost, Toni Jollay.

Contents: V. 1. In Wisconsin and elsewhere -- v. 2. In Ontario and Quebec, Canada -- v. 3. Indians from New York.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage Books 1995

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2 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.371 PREVOST VOL. ONE
Call number: R-GEN 929.371 PREVOST VOL. TWO

Lamb, Wally.

Summary: Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1998

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LAM

Ribke, Simone T.

Summary: A biography on Ruby Bridges and how she stood up against racism and hatred to help integrate Louisiana's school system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRI

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Summary: The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. This edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Almanac Books 2020

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Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

English, T. J.

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of The Westies and Paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime--and law enforcement--that made him the defining Irish American gangster.For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger--the brother of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 ENG

Lewis, Stephen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Prime Crime 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEW

Contents: A world of possibilities : slavery and freedom in Dutch New Amsterdam / Christopher Moore -- The tightening vise : slavery and freedom in British New York / Jill Lepore -- Liberty and constraint : the limits of revolution / Graham Russell Gao Hodges -- The long death of slavery / Patrick Rael -- Black life in freedom : creating a popular culture / Shane White -- Black life in freedom : creating...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7049 SLA

Sherman, Casey

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Summary: Presents a portrait of the Irish-American gangster who worked as an informant on both sides of the law and describes the sixteen-year hunt for him and his final capture, arrest, and murder in prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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