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Blount, Roy.

Summary: "Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BLO

Junger, Sebastian

Summary: Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians -- but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 302.3 Junger

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn)

Summary: While spending a summer at the family lake house, eighteen-year-old Sawyer finally learns the full truth about her complicated family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Freeform Books 2019

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Summary: Filmed in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the movie uncovers an unexpected set of artists, poets, activists, queer musicians, 'Affrilachian' poets, and intersectional feminists, all unexpected voices emerging form this historically misunderstood region.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2019

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

Sen, Sharmila

Summary: At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report her race: on INS forms, at the doctor's office, in middle school. Never identifying with a race in the India of her childhood, she rejects her new "not quite" designation: not quite white, not quite black, not quite Asian, and spends much of her life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEN, SHARMILA SEN

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC ZOB

White, Shane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 WHI

Ryan, Jack.

Summary: Includes updates on many of the performers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Glendower Media LLC 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 RYA

Phillips, Christopher

Summary: In The Rivers Ran Backward, historian Christopher Phillips sheds light on the fluid regional identities of the "Middle Border" states during the Civil War era. Far from forming a fixed and static boundary between the North and South, the border states experienced fierce internal conflicts over their political and social loyalties. White supremacy and widespread support for the existence of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 PHI

Edgers, Geoff

Summary: A deep exploration into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking rock-hip hop collaboration, describes the unlikely union that became instantly popular and launched hip hop into the mainstream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 EDG

Junger, Sebastian

Summary: "Draws on history, psychology, and anthropology to discuss how the tribal connection--the instinct to belong to small groups with a clear purpose and common understanding--can satisfy the human quest for meaning and belonging,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 JUN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.3 JUN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.3 JUN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 302.3 Junger 2016

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1994

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1 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J 975.03 MCK

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

Summary: Live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves. The original recordings were made by interviewers from the Federal Writers' Project in the early 1930s and placed in the Library of Congress. They have now been re-mastered and made available to the American public.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 rem

Chua, Amy

Summary: Discusses the failure of America's political elites to recognize how group identities drive politics both at home and abroad, and outlines recommendations for reversing the country's foreign policy failures and overcoming destructive political tribalism at home. "Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most--the ones that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.973 CHU

Westhoff, Ben.

Contents: Luke Campbell : bass and booty -- Geto Boys : paranoia, insanity, and Rap-A-Lot Records -- Trae and DJ Screw : rap gets screwed -- UGK : from country to trill -- Eightball & MJG and Three 6 Mafia : Memphis goes Hollywood -- Outkast, Goodie Mob, and Organized Noize : the dirty South blooms -- Cash Money, No Limit, and Juvenile : bling and murder in New Orleans -- Nelly : forty acres and a pool...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 WES

Hadden, Sally E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 HAD

Summary: There is nothing like a Greatful Dead concert!Since 1965, there have been over 3,000 Greatful Dead concerts, from the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park to the Gizeh Pyramids. At each of them, someone has stepped "on the bus" and become a Dead Head. Now, all of the Dead Head voices and visions have come together. Greatful Dead: The Official Book of the Dead Heads is a splendid mixture of musicians,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1983

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 784.5 GRA

Summary: Traces the history of black America back to ancient African civilization, examining attempts by the white establishment in the U.S. to conceal this knowledge as a means of undermining African American identity. Presents theories of scholars and social commentators which comprise a history in which African Americans have been systematically oppressed as a people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Bishop, Bill.

Summary: America may be more diverse than ever coast to coast, but the places where we live are becoming increasingly crowded with people who live, think, and vote as we do. We've built a country where we can all choose the neighborhood--and church and news show--most compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. And we are living with the consequences of this way-of-life segregation. Our country has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2008

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

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth.

Summary: The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 GIL

Roberts, Blain.

Contents: Introduction -- Making up white Southern womanhood : the democratization of the Southern lady -- Shop talk : ritual and space in the Southern black beauty parlor -- Homegrown royalty : white beauty contests in the rural South -- Thrones of their own : body and beauty contests among Southern black women -- Bodies politic : beauty and racial crisis in the civil rights era -- Conclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 ROB

Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNC

Theroux, Paul

Summary: "Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 975 THE