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Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of colonialism throughout the world in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 325.32 FIR

Kinzer, Stephen

Summary: Recalls the forgotten political debate at the beginning of the twentieth century over America's role in the world, with the country's political and intellectual leaders advocating either imperial expansion or restraint.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73009 KIN

Perkins, John

Summary: John Perkins' job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the United States -- from Indonesia to Panama -- to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to make sure that the lucrative projects were contracted to U.S. corportations, such as Halliburton.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2005

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Frankopan, Peter

Summary: "Our world was made on and by the Silk Roads. For millennia it was here that East and West encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas and cultures, the birth of the world's great religions, the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the growth of Greece and Rome to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 909 FRA

Summary: This program explains how the transcontinental railroad was built, and then how it opened up the West to European settlers and brought on the extermination of the buffalo and the defeat of Southern Plains Indian tribes. Viewers will witness the transformation through first-person accounts from Native Americans, European immigrants, Chinese laborers, buffalo hunters, homesteaders from the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Summary: Eighty years ago, Elliot Bobo was taken from his alcoholic father's home, given a small cardboard suitcase, and put on board an “orphan train” bound for Arkansas. Bobo never saw his father again. He was one of tens of thousands of neglected and orphaned children who roamed the streets of New York in search of money, food, and shelter. Beginning in 1853 a young minister named Charles Loring...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1995

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Summary: These programs detail many facets of the world's greatest civilizations, including in-depth information about the most brutal and feared leaders of the ancient world. The rise of ancient Rome is followed from the first Roman-Barbarian War to the decline of the Empire. Mind-boggling construction feats and gravity-defying masterpieces of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks are explored in detail....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2010

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Summary: This film explores the final subjugation of defiant Indian tribes and other holdouts to federal authority in the West. Included in this program are balanced, up-to-date portrayals of many of the most memorable characters from America's past, including George Armstrong Custer, Sitting Bull, Brigham Young, and Chief Joseph.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Summary: In this episode of Modern Marvels, filmmaker Ken Burns studies the design, construction, and meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1998

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Bradley, James.

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 359.4 BRA

Zinn, Howard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 Zinn

Dise, Robert L.

Summary: (THIS IS A SET. Book and DVDs must be checkout together).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 930 ANC

Summary: While we celebrate the adventurers who expanded our horizons, their discoveries often came at a price. Such was that in October, 1897, when renowned Arctic explorer Robert Peary returned to New York from his latest Greenland expedition. At an unusual request, he brought with him five polar Eskimos for study at the American Museum of Natural History where they were housed in an overheated...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, Ric Burns turns to the period when greed and wealth fueled an expanding metropolis, even as politics and poverty defined it. Now the spotlight shines on the growth, glamour, and grief of New York during America's giddy postwar “Gilded Age.” Exploring the incomparable wealth of the robber barons and the unabashed corruption of political leaders,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2003

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Summary: This program examines the conduct of the war, from Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, to the defeatist attitude of Spanish commander Admiral Cerveras, to Cuban General Gomez and his decision to side with the Americans. Actual footage taken at the battles of Las Guasimas, El Caney, and San Juan Hill supports excellent historical commentary, including photos, sketches, and firsthand accounts of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1998

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Bradley, James

Summary: Analyzes the multinational conflicts that set the stage for World War II, the Chinese communist revolution, and the Korean War, documenting Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 diplomatic mission in the Pacific through which the United States forged ill-fated covert agreements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 359.4 BRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 359.4 BRA

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 359.4 Bradley 2009

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

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

Allitt, Patrick.

Summary: Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University, delivers lectures on the history of the British Empire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 RIS
Call number: DVD 942 RIS PART 1
Call number: DVD 942 RIS PART 2
Call number: DVD 942 RIS PART 3

Dolin, Eric Jay.

Summary: Traces the rise and fall of the American fur industry, beginning with Dutch traders in the early 1600s through the conservation movement in the late nineteenth century and explains how the animal skin trade damaged the lives of Native Americans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 381.45685 DOL

Brendon, Piers.

Summary: After the American Revolution, the British Empire appeared doomed. But over the next 150 years it grew to become the greatest and most diverse empire the world has ever seen--from Canada to Australia to China, India, and Egypt--seven times larger than the Roman Empire at its apogee. Yet it was also fundamentally weak, as Piers Brendon shows in this panoramic chronicle. Run from a tiny island...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.0971 BRE

Summary: This program presents the Spanish-American War as the defining event of America’s rise to superpower status.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1998

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Summary: In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns follows the city into the 20th century in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2003

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Vowell, Sarah

Summary: From the bestselling author of "The Wordy Shipmates" comes an examination of Hawaii's emblematic and exceptional history, retracing the impact of New England missionaries who began arriving in the early 1800s to remake the island paradise into a version of New England.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 996.9 VOW

Summary: The U.S.S. Maine Blown Up in Havana Harbor-268 Men Lost shouted the headlines of the day. Using archival footage, newspaper excerpts, and historical documents, this program traces the roots of the Spanish-American War to Spain's quest to preserve its flagging empire, American imperialism, and the genuine desire on the part of Cubans to shake off the yoke of Spanish domination. It closely...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1998

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