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Makari, George

Summary: "A startling work of historical sleuthing and synthesis, Of Fear and Strangers reveals the forgotten histories of xenophobia-and what they mean for us today. By 2016, it was impossible to ignore an international resurgence of xenophobia. What had happened? Looking for clues, psychiatrist and historian George Makari started out in search of the idea's origins. To his astonishment, he discovered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8009 MAK

Douglas, Susan J. (Susan Jeanne)

Summary: "With a sharp sense of justice and humor, Susan J. Douglas confronts ageism against women in media, work, and politics. In the 1970s, baby boom women began to redefine women's lives and opportunities. Now, that they are the largest American female generation over fifty, Susan J. Douglas argues that these feminist boomers are again challenging outdated stereotypes, and reinventing what it means...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 DOU

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.26 Douglas 2020

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Fifty years ago Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.800973 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: "In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith. It was Smith's relentless, unfiltered fury that set Kennedy on his heels, reducing him to sullen silence. Kennedy walked away...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Glaude, Eddie S.

Summary: "A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society America's great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 GLA

Summary: Recounts the triumph and travails of the eighteen African American athletes representing the United States in the 1936 Olympics, who endured racism in Hitler's Berlin as well as back home in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OLY

Eddo-Lodge, Reni.

Summary: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Circus 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 EDD

Whitman, James Q.

Summary: Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WHI

Summary: The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Including archival footage, this film is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KIN

James, Rawn.

Summary: "The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered the milestone victory of the civil rights movement, but it was only the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign, brilliantly and relentlessly waged. 'Root and Branch' is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led that fight, from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.7314 JAM

Glaude, Eddie S.

Summary: "James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the Civil Rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle? "Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again." --James Baldwin We live, according to Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., in the after times,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 GLA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.800973 GLA

Luxenberg, Steve

Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 342.73 LUX

Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.344 AUD

Smith, Clint

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SMI
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973 SMI

Okamoto, Nadya

Summary: "This is a book about gender equality in the United States and how to engage in activism to get there"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 613 OKA

Van Dusen, Gerald C.

Summary: In 1941, a real estate developer in northwest Detroit faced a dilemma. He needed federal financing for white clients purchasing lots in a new subdivision abutting a community of mostly African Americans. When the banks deemed the development too risky because of potential racial tension, the developer proposed a novel solution. He built a six-foot-tall, one-foot-thick concrete barrier extending...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The History Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.434 VAN

Davis, Lennard J.

Summary: "The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA--the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the act is anything but a dry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 DAV

Currie, Elliott

Summary: "In the United States today, a young black man has a sixteen times greater chance of dying from violence than his white counterpart. Violence takes more years of life from black men than cancer, stroke, and diabetes combined. Even black women are more affected by violence than white men, despite its usual gender patterns. These disparities translate into starkly divergent experiences of life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 CUR

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Bullard 2013

Okrent, Daniel

Summary: Eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the United States for more than forty years. By 1921 Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that 'biological laws' had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law that remained U.S. policy until...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7304 OKR

Urofsky, Melvin I.

Summary: From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis ("Remarkable" --Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books, "Definitive"--Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic) and Dissent and the Supreme Court ("Riveting"--Dahlia Lithwick, The New York Times Book Review), a history of affirmative action from its beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to the first use of the term in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.13 URO

McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie

Summary: "They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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

Fulton, Sybrina

Summary: An intimate portrait of Trayvon Martin shares previously untold insights into the movement he inspired from the perspectives of his parents, who also describe their efforts to bring meaning to his short life through the movement's pursuit of redemption and justice. In alternating chapters, Martin's parents tell of their son's tragically foreshortened life. They provide insights into the cruel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARTIN, TRAYVON FUL

Freeman, Gregory A.

Summary: In the vein of Crimson Tide, with action pulled straight from a high seas thriller, this is the exciting story of a mutiny that the U.S. Navy denies to this day. In 1972, the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk was headed to her station in the Gulf of Tonkin when many of the five thousand men cooped up for the longest at-sea tour of the unpopular war rioted -- or, as Freeman claims, mutinied. Most disturbingly,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.704 FRE

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