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Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: This book introduces the life and times of the pioneers describing their homes, tools, jobs, clothes, and travel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.03 KAL

Foner, Eric

Summary: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time. The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. The...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sedgwick, John

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: John Sedgwick recounts the decade-long fight between General William J. Palmer, the Civil War hero leading the "little family" of his Rio Grande, coming down from Denver, hoping to showcase the majesty of the Rockies, and William Barstow Strong, the hard-nosed manager of the corporate-minded Santa Fe, venturing west from Kansas. What begins as an accidental rivalry when the two lines cross in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avid Reader Press 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 385.0979 SED

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: "No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

Davis, David Brion.

Summary: "From the revered historian--winner of nearly every award given in his field--the long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial three-volume history of slavery in Western culture that has been more than fifty years in the making. David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of our time, and in this final volume in his monumental trilogy on slavery in Western culture he offers highly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Algeo, Matthew.

Summary: "Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America's most popular spectator sport wasn't baseball, football, or horse racing--it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest--500 miles, then 520 miles, then 565 miles! These...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Independent Pub Group 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.51 ALG

Millard, Candice.

Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin'sbullet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.84 Millard 2011

Millard, Candice.

Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.8 Mil

Wayland-Smith, Ellen.

Summary: "Amidst the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus'' millennial kingdom here on earth. Noyes and his followers built a large communal house in rural New York where they engaged in what Noyes called "complex marriage," an elaborate system of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.7 WAY

Pitch, Anthony.

Summary: Draws extensively on primary source materials, including unpublished diaries, letters, and journals, to examine the forces, personalities, and events leading up to Lincoln's assassination, the murder at Ford's Theatre, and the aftermath of Lincoln's death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Steerforth Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM PIT

Wells, Jonathan Daniel

Summary: "Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In 'The Kidnapping Club,' historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing city rife with contradiction, where social hierarchy clashed with a rising...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WEL

Hahn, Steven

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's provocative reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War (and leading into the twentieth century); the next volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner. In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.5 HAH

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Hiltzik, Michael A.

Summary: "From Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Hiltzik, the epic tale of the clash for supremacy between America's railroad titans"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.0973 HIL

Foner, Eric

Summary: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar comes a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 FON

Derks, Scott.

Contents: v. 1. The working class -- v. 2. The middle class -- v. 3. The upper class -- v. 4. Their children -- v. 5. Americans at war -- v. 6. Women at work -- v. 7. Social Movements -- v. 9. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War -- v. 10. Sports & recreation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Pub. 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Derks, Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Bryant, Jonathan M.

Summary: A professor of history who specializes in slavery and constitutional law investigates one of the most significant--and unjustly forgotten--Supreme Court cases in American history involving the slave ship Antelope and the three hundred African lives at stake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.5 BRY

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A biography of one of America's greatest presidents, focusing on his use of wit and humor, and his love of language.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Children's Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.7 KRU

Todd, Kim

Summary: Presents a social history of women journalists of the Gilded Age who went undercover to champion women's rights and expose corruption and abuse in America. In the waning years of the nineteenth century women journalists across the United States risked reputation and their own safety to expose the hazardous conditions under which many Americans lived and worked. They stole into sewing factories...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 071.3 TOD

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: "Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president-a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt's identity, historian Edward P. Kohn argues that it was his hometown of New York that made him the progressive president we celebrate today. During his early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROOSEVELT, THEODORE KOH

Floca, Brian.

Summary: Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 385.0973 FLO

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Caldecott Floca 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FLO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FLO

Klimo, Kate

Summary: A stray dog's moving tale about life with Abraham Lincolnour sixteenth American president and a true animal lover!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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