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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

Hanson, Anders

Summary: Teaches kids about the freedom to vote, of religion, to choose where to live, of speech, and to learn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Pub. Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.44 HAN

Older, Malka

Summary: The future of democracy must evolve or die. The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it's time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever. Unknown enemies are attacking...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A Tom Doherty Associates Book 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OLD

Litt, David

Summary: Here's something true for almost every American. The democracy you live in today is different, completely different, than the democracy born into. Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled. Since the 1990s, odds of living in a competitive Congressional district have fallen by more than half. In the twenty-first century alone, the amount of money spent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 321.8 LIT

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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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, 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

Sheehan, Ben

Summary: "Do you know what the Constitution ACTUALLY says? This witty and highly relevant annotation of our founding document is the go-to guide to how our government really works (or is supposed to work). Written by political savant and entertainment veteran, Ben Sheehan, and vetted for accuracy by experts in the field of constitutional law, OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say? is an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.7302 SHE

Summary: "A stunningly original and timely collection that makes the case for "socialism, American style""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 335.00973 ARO

Brown, Laurene Krasny

Summary: Uses accessible dinosaur characters and clear language to explore the civic values that drive voter participation, explaining how today's young readers can practice good citizenship and find guidance in the democratic principles of equality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 321.8 BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 321.8 BRO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 321.8 Brown 2020

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

1 hold on 2 copies

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 321.8 LEV

Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "America is the greatest democracy in the world...isn't it? Author Elizabeth Rusch examines some of the more problematic aspects of our government but, more importantly, offers ways for young people to fix them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Company 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 320.973 RUS

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DAR

Bakan, Joel

Summary: "From the author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power comes this deeply informed and unflinching look at the way corporations have slyly rebranded themselves as socially conscious entities ready to tackle society's problems, while CEO compensation soars, income inequality is at all-time highs, and democracy sits in a precarious situation. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Over the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BAK

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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Talbot, David

Summary: 'By the Light of Burning Dreams' chronicles some of the most important moments of activism from the 60s and 70s, and ties them into the arrival of today's major political players and major progressive movements. David and Margaret Talbot are both very well-connected, with contacts such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., George R.R. Martin,Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, and Oliver Stone. From the founder...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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

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

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 ISE

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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