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Summary: After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany without papers, without nationality, and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold, Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually, he is sucked into Berlin's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BER

Monnig, Alex

Summary: Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of German immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.049 MON

Leonhardt, David

Summary: "Two decades into the twenty-first century, the stagnation of living standards has become the defining trend of American life. Life expectancy has declined, economic inequality has soared, and, after some progress, the Black-white wage gap is once again as large as it was in the 1950s. How did this happen in the world's most powerful country? And what happened to the "American dream"--the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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Summary: Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-nineteenth century German village in Hunsruck, it captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who immigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Edgar Reitz's film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. Jakob, our protagonist, tries to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HOM

Gerster, Michelle

Summary: "A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl's harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arsenal Pulp Press 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Foreign Language, Call number: YA WORLD SPANISH GER

Black, Monica

Summary: "In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through a war-torn Germany. As millions were afflicted by a host of seemingly incurable maladies (including blindness and paralysis), waves of apocalyptic rumors crashed over the land. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness...

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 133.4 BLA

Doeden, Matt

Summary: "YOU are struggling to survive during the Great Depression. As a migrant worker, you travel from place to place hoping to earn enough money to get by. How will you find a way to feed and clothe yourself and your family? Step back in time to face the challenges that real people were met with during this difficult time in history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: You Choose, an imprint of Capstone Press 2024

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DOE

Summary: Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ALI

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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3 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

Abramitzky, Ran

Summary: "Through this authoritative account of the historical record and important new findings, Abramitzky and Boustan will help shape our thinking and policies about the fraught topic of immigration with findings such as: Where you come from doesn't matter. The children of immigrants from El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala today are as likely to be as successful as the children of immigrants from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.6 ABR

Summary: "The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums and features interviews with the world's leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2008

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WOM

Summary: Working for change: Explores the birth of the social documentary in the U.S. and U.K. during the years of the Great Depression and the New Deal, featuring interviews with several of the people who helped define and shape the form.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Barth, Rüdiger

Summary: November 1932. With the German economy in ruins and street battles raging between rival political parties, the Weimar Republic is on its last legs. In the halls of the Reichstag, party leaders scramble for power and influence as the elderly president, Paul von Hindenburg, presides over a democracy pushed to the breaking point. Chancellors Franz von Papen and Kurt von Schleicher spin a web of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.085 BAR

Summary: In the aftermath of World War II, Susanne Wallner returns from a concentration camp to find that her Berlin apartment is occupied by Dr. Hans Mertens, a former officer in the German army who has been severely traumatized by the atrocities perpetrated by his superiors. The unlikely pair form a delicate friendship as they struggle to restore some normalcy to their hellishly bleak existence. By...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icestorm International in association with the University of Massachusetts, c1999. 1999

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MUR

Summary: In the wake of Argentina's spectacular economics collapse, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. Explores how Argentina's 2001 economic collapse, where a prosperous middle-class economy was destroyed during 10 years of IMF policies, impacted the lives of ordinary workers. Follows 30 unemployed auto-parts workers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2006

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

Summary: After an injury and losing her college basketball scholarship, a young woman returning home struggles to rebuild her life as she and her family in Flint, Michigan face internal turmoil and the aftermath of a deadly water crisis. The bonds of family are all they have left as they rebuild their lives, their town, and their hope for their future.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "What has happened to the Land of Opportunity? The promise of the American Dream is that anyone, regardless of his or her origins, can have a fair start in life. If we work hard, we can get a good education and achieve success. But over the last several decades a disturbing 'opportunity gap' has unexpectedly emerged between kids from 'have' and 'have-not' backgrounds. The central tenet of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 PUT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 PUT

Summary: America became a nation just as a revolution in commerce and industry swept the Western world. This program explores the economic growth of the United States in the context of rising friction between the North and South-over the moral issue of slavery, but also over the differences between industrial power and an agricultural economy focused on cotton. With the election of Abraham Lincoln,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Galbraith, James K.

Summary: "The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339 GAL

Summary: The story is about the interconnected lives of a diverse group of characters linked to a neighborhood street. One day, the street's residents all receive an anonymous postcard through their front doors bearing a simple message: "We want what you have." Who is behind the anonymous hate campaign? And what do they want? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, interweaving stories reveal lives...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2016

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV CAP

D'Souza, Dinesh

Summary: In this blockbuster follow-up to the "New York Times"-bestseller "The Roots of Obama's Rage," D'Souza reveals how President Obama's recent actions prove his anti-colonialist roots and predicts how much worse America will be if President Obama wins a second term.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 DSO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 DSO

Tooze, Adam.

Summary: In this groundbreaking history, Tooze provides the clearest picture to date of the Nazi war machine and its undoing. There was no aspect of Nazi power untouched by economics--it was Hitler's obsession and the reason the Nazis came to power in the first place. The Second World War was fought, in Hitler's view, to create a European empire strong enough to take on the United States. But as this...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 TOO

Summary: "The most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur Luchino Visconti employs the mechanics of deliriously stylized melodrama to portray Nazism's total corruption of the soul. In the wake of Hitler's ascent to power, the wealthy industrialist von Essenbeck family and their associates--including the scheming social climber Friedrich (Dirk Bogarde), the conniving matriarch Sophie (Ingrid...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAM

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