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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

Andrews, Kehinde

Summary: A damning exploration of the many ways in which the effects and logic of anti-black colonialism continue to inform our modern world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold type books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325.3209 AND

Elkins, Caroline

Summary: "Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century empire was the largest empire in human history. For many Britons, it epitomized their nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy did the island nation deliver to the world? Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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Lieven, D. C. B.

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Summary: "A dazzling account of the men (and occasional woman) who led the world's empires, a book that probes the essence of leadership and power through the centuries and around the world. From the rise of Sargon of Akkad, who in the third millennium BCE ruled what is now Iraq and Syria, to the collapse of the great European empires in the twentieth century, the empire has been the dominant form of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2022

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Overy, R. J.

Summary: "Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. He argues that this was the 'great imperial war', a violent end to almost a century of global imperial expansion which reached its peak in the ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books 2021

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Summary: A few years from now, Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertô, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73009 KIN

Orwell, George

Summary: A corrupt Burmese politician uses the powers of his office to win membership in a British club.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace & Co. 1962

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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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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 332.042 PER

Summary: Set in French Indochina in the 1930s as the Vietnamese begin to rebel against French colonialism. Dramatizes the last years of French rule through the relationship between plantation owner Éliane, French by birth but born and raised in Indochina, and her adopted daughter Camille, an orphaned Annamese princess who becomes a Vietnamese revolutionary and representative at the Geneva Conference...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1999

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

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

Summary: While Progressive leaders showed their distrust of power in their dealings with large corporations at home, they still grasped the growing need for an aggressive national stance in world relations. This program covers the opening of Japan, the acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii, the Open Door Policy in China, the Spanish-American War, and the Boxer Rebellion. The doctrinal struggle between...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: On Angel Island, the history is written on the walls. From 1910 until 1943, Chinese immigrants to America passed through Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, the Ellis Island of the West. Unlike other groups, the Chinese were legally discriminated against under an 1882 law called the Chinese Exclusion Act. This program looks at how two women-one an artist, the other a documentary filmmaker-are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The Declaration of Independence stated 'all men are created equal,' but the nation’s slaves were a glaring exception. The colonial slave trade and brutal life for African-Americans on Southern plantations spark the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad. This episode explores the role of Frederick Douglass, and then looks at the impact of the Lincoln-Douglas debates on the westward...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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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: A progenitor of the National Geographic Society, John Wesley Powell was a naturalist, a rough-and-ready explorer, and a visionary in his understanding of the uncharted Colorado River. This program illustrates Powell's historic passage through the Grand Canyon in 1869, when the 35-year-old set out with eight companions from Green River, Wyoming, into the unknown. The film describes how, at...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: A team of internationally renowned scholars surveys the major imperial powers of the ancient world, from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 500, and ranging geographically from the ancient Mediterranean to East Asia. The authors investigate the nature of empires--including Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China--and their legacies in the modern age. Highlights include fascinating character profiles of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J. Paul Getty Museum 2009

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

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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Summary: The great immigration from Europe ended in the 1920s. Today these descendants of the immigrants are trying to rediscover their heritage. How do they now view the Old World? And how do they view America's future?

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Banker, Ashok

Summary: Queen Aqreen of Aquila leaves her husband Jarsun and flees across the Red Desert. She is determined to keep her daughter from being used by Jarsun to stake his claim to the Burning Throne of Hastinaga, seat of the all-powerful Burnt Empire. But Jarsun is powerful and vengeful, and can summon legions of demoniac forces at will.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BAN

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

Murphy, Cullen.

Summary: The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds from the beginning of our Republic. Depending on who's doing the talking, the history of Rome serves either as a triumphal call to action, or a dire warning of imminent collapse. Esteemed editor and author Murphy ventures past the pundits' rhetoric to draw nuanced lessons about how we might avoid Rome's demise. Working on a canvas...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.01 MUR

Zinn, Howard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 Zinn

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