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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
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Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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6 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
Call number: 917.3 AME 2
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Call number: 917.3 AME 6

Korte, Steven

Summary: "In the 1930s, Warner Brothers studios introduced the world to the Looney Tunes. A witty rabbit named Bugs, a stuttering pig named Porky, and an erratic duck named Daffy are just some of the characters that have left audiences hysterically laughing for almost a century. The animated short films, starring some of the most iconic cartoon characters in history, went on to have a second, long life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 KOR

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Describes the history of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.4 BEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.4 Benoit 2012

Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Catel, Patrick

Summary: "This book explores the people, places, and history of the New York Colony"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.7 CAT

Lin, Jeremy Atherton

Summary: Strobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression—whatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking. But in urban centers around the world, they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: What was the gay bar? How have they shaped him? And could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 LIN

Alvarez, Walter

Summary: "Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In [this book], geologist Walter Alvarez-- best known for his 'Impact Theory' explaining dinosaur...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2017

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Bucholz, R. O.

Summary: During the 229-year period 1485-1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into "the first modern society," emerging as the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world. The English people survived epidemics, famines, one failed invasion and two successful ones, two civil wars, violent religious reformations and counter-reformations, and confrontations with two of the most...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 HIS
Call number: DVD 942 HIS

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

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Fountain, Daniel.

Contents: Early gold and silver discoveries -- The 1860s silver lead rush -- The Ontonagon County silver rush -- The Ropes gold mine -- The Michigan gold mine -- Michigan Range prospects -- Ropes Range prospects -- The Dead River Gold Range -- Other Marquette County prospects -- Baraga, Iron and Dickinson County prospects -- Gogebic Range gold and silver mines -- Placer mining -- Fables and frauds --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 622.342 FOU

Wiegand, Wayne A.

Summary: "Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library authorities have argued that the public library functions primarily as a civic institution necessary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 020 WIE

Bowers, Rick

Summary: In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323.11 BOW

Gordon, Cambria

Summary: Isabel Perez is a sixteen-year-old who dreams of writing poetry, love, and being with the young nobleman Diego Altamirano; but in Trujillo, Spain in 1481 such a love is forbidden by the boy's family because Isabel's families are conversos, new Christians,but in the privacy of their home they still practice Judaism--a secret that could destroy them all when the Inquisition reaches Trujillo and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC GOR

Hoehling, A. A. (Adolph A.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Madison Books 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.5 HOE

Jasanoff, Maya

Summary: At the end of the American Revolution, 60,000 Americans loyal to the British cause fled the United States and became refugees throughout the British Empire. This groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, India, and beyond.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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

Marsico, Katie

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial doctor and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 610.973 MAR

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial tanner and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 675.23 PET

Roberts, David

Summary: Imprisonment, hunger strikes, suffrajitsu -- the decades-long fight for women's right to vote was at times a ferocious one. Acclaimed artist David Roberts gives these important, socially transformative times their due in a colorfully illustrated history that includes many of the important faces of the movement in portraiture and scenes that both dignify and enliven. He has created a timely and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 324.6 ROB

Bix, Cynthia Overbeck.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America from the 1770s to the 1860s, examining the clothing and accessories of the common people and soldiers, as well as the men and women of the upper and middle classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 BIX

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: "An abridged board book version of the She Persisted picture book about 13 American women who made a difference in the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD CLI

Lawrence, Sandra

Summary: "All the grim, gruesome, and gory bits of history they never teach you in school! From the exploits of American gangster Al Capone to the wars of King Richard III to the prophecies of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin, this book is packed with men, women,and historical events that caused chaos and mayhem. Others included are: Vlad the Impaler of Romania, H.H. Holmes, Empress Wu Zetian of China,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little bee books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 909 LAW

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