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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

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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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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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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ORW

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

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

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: Polish immigrants were the driving force behind Chicago's remarkable industrial growth. But they never achieved political cohesiveness, and while a million Poles now live in Chicago, their political power is not commensurate with the number of votes they cast.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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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: As with many historic American figures of the 19th century, Sojourner Truth's story is incomplete and somewhat mythical, a fact compounded by her having been born a slave. This detailed program traces the lifelong odyssey of a woman who literally walked out of bondage, changed her name in 1843, and traveled the country as an abolitionist and women's rights advocate. Along the way she would meet...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The British had it the easiest of all. As long ago as the settlement in Jamestown, they came not to escape poverty but to find prosperity. As a group, they found it the easiest to reap the material rewards of an expanding America.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The new immigration laws of 1965 were a turning point for the Chinese in America and allowed a new wave of immigrants to enter the country. Chinese American life has flourished in the years since. Narrated by Bill Moyers, this program presents intimate portraits of the new Chinese Americans who face a struggle common to so many immigrants: to reconcile some losses of their old culture in order...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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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: Danger has always surrounded the coal miner's profession, but in the early years of the Colorado coal fields, it was almost as risky for a worker to stay above ground and face the wrath of the company as it was to toil in the tunnels below. This Bill Moyers program presents the memories of the people who worked those mines, freeing the rocks, metals, and minerals on which much of 20th-century...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Martin Sheen-impersonating the voice of author Dashiell Hammett-narrates this compelling docudrama on immigrant labor and anti-war politics in 1917. As a young employee of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Hammett spied for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in Butte, Montana, during the height of labor struggles there. Using a wealth of archival footage, first-rate dramatizations, interviews...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Chomsky, Noam.

Summary: Presents interviews conducted by radio journalist David Barsamian and featuring Noam Chomsky, who discusses U.S. policies in the increasingly unstable post-9/11 world. Chomsky offers his frank, provocative, and informed views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of preemptive strikes against rogue nations, and the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audio Renaissance 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.73 CHO

Ferguson, Niall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 FER

Leckie, Ann.

Summary: "What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal? And what if all of it were ripped away? The Lord of the Radch has given Breq command of the ship Mercy of Kalr and sent her to the only place she would have agreed to go -- to Athoek Station, where Lieutenant Awn's sister works in Horticulture. Athoek was annexed some six hundred years ago, and by now...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2014

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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