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Mara, Wil

Summary: In Democracy at Work, readers will learn about another side of the American government, both past and present. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.4 MAR

Meier, Deborah

Summary: "A challenge to narrow, profit-driven conceptions of school success and an argument for protecting public education to ensure that all students become competent citizens in a vibrant democracy MacArthur award-winning educator, reformer, and author Deborah Meier draws on her fifty-plus years of experience in education to argue that the purpose of universal education is to provide young people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371 MEI

Friedman, Mark

Summary: Provides an account of major events in the creation of the democratic process in the U.S. government, describing key people involved such as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and James Madison, discussing the impact of the democratic process on the history and development of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 320.973 FRI

Roth, Zachary.

Summary: "A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs--and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 ROT

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Lappé, Frances Moore

Summary: Americans are distraught as tightly held economic and political power drowns out their voices and values. Legendary Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen offer a fresh, surprising response to this core crisis. This intergenerational duo opens with an essential truth: It’s not the magnitude of a challenge that crushes the human spirit. It’s feeling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 LAP

Kuttner, Robert

Summary: The influential social critic traces the role of global capitalism in current income stagnation, reduced productivity, and minimized social support, arguing how unchecked capitalism in the world is undermining the practices of a healthy democracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.9 KUT

Levitsky, Steven

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Summary: "Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang--in a revolution or military coup--but with a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 321.8 LEV

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 LEV

West, Cornel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 WES

Summary: It examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana, a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide, to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Kittelstrom, Amy

Summary: "Today we associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. When we argue over whether the nation's founders meant to keep religion out of politics, the godless side is said to be liberal. But the role of religion in American politics has always been far more nuanced and complex than today's debates would suggest and closer to the heart of American intellectual life than is commonly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KIT

Summary: Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? The Greeks are a source of much that we esteem: democracy, philosophy, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, ideals of athletic competition, aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Spanning roughly 1,000 years, the lectures cover the Late Bronze Age (1500 B.C.E.) to the time of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 938 MCI
Call number: DVD 938 MIC

Cook, William R. (William Robert)

Summary: Professor Cook leads you on an engaging and energetic discussion on Alexis de Tocqueville, his journey, his writing of Democracy in America and, most of all, his thoughts on the young nation he was observing. For Tocqueville, it seems, had opinions about almost everything he encountered in America, and not exclusively politics and "classical" issues such as the nature of the judiciary and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2004

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 TOC
Call number: DVD 320.973 TOC PART 1
Call number: DVD 320.973 TOC PART 2

Isenberg, Nancy

Summary: "John and John Quincy Adams: rogue intellectuals, unsparing truth tellers, too uncensored for their own political good. They held that political participation demanded moral courage. They did not seek popularity (and it showed). They lamented the fact that hero worship in America substituted idolatry for results, and they made it clear that they were talking about Benjamin Franklin, George...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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Levine, Bruce E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.40973 LEV

Lincoln, Abraham

Summary: "A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1990

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 LIN

Moss, David A.

Summary: Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weigh choices and consequences, wrestle with momentous decisions, and come to our own conclusions.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.4 MOS

Phillips, Christopher

Summary: Thomas Jefferson proposed that we revise the Constitution every so often, not just to reflect the changing times but to revive and perpetuate our original revolutionary spirit. Could it be that the Constitution itself is part of the reason that our democracy is on life support, our government gone haywire? To find out, the author, originator of the Socrates Caf┬⌐ΓÔ¾ dialogues, sets off on a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 PHI

Reich, Robert B.

Summary: Reich outlines how the American economic system is failing, with increasing income inequality and a shrinking middle class, and reveals how a market designed for broad prosperity can reverse the trend toward diminished opportunity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 330.9 REI

Brill, Steven

Summary: "From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change. In this revelatory narrative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BRI

Cartledge, Paul

Summary: "Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker--from Plato and Aristotle onwards--were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of the proletariat. In ancient Greece there can be traced not only the rudiments of modern democratic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 CAR

Lapham, Lewis H.

Summary: "America's leading essayist on the frantic retreat of democracy, in the fire and smoke of the war on terror. In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy. The self-glorifying march of folly steps off at the end of the Cold War, in an era when delusions of omnipotence allowed the market to climb to virtual heights, while society was divided...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.4 LAP

Nader, Ralph

Summary: "A scathing wake-up call derailing the many ways that wealth manipulates American politics, labor, media, environment and the quality of national life today. By telling the success stories of average Americans, the iconic consumer advocate and big-business anti-hero makes the case about how the nation can--and must--be managed by communities, not corporations. Nader at his best--indignant and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.4 NAD

Runciman, David

Summary: "Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 RUN