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Grandin, Greg

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall. Ever since this nation's inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2019

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Florio, John

Summary: "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.83 FLO

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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

Summary: Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NO

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Neering, Rosemary.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.774 NEE

Taylor, Paul

Summary: "This book in the Civil War in the North series examines the Union League movement and its influence on the Northern home front in the Civil War."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kent State University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 TAY

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KRU

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Summary: "Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't...

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Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2009

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV INS

Contents: Slavery and abolition -- Stories of the real underground railroad -- The story endures in history and legend.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books in association with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 2004

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Prins, Nomi.

Summary: "All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 PRI

Blair, Margaret Whitman.

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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

Jaffe, Eric.

Summary: "From an 'illuminating and entertaining' (The New York Times) historian comes the World War II story of two men whose remarkable lives improbably converged at the Tokyo war crimes trials of 1946. In the wake of World War II, the Allied forces charged twenty-eight Japanese men with crimes against humanity. Correspondents at the Tokyo trial thought the evidence fell most heavily on ten of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 952.04 OKAWA, SHUMEI JAF

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

Petersen, Christine.

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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

Neiwert, David A.

Summary: Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 NEI

Marsico, Katie

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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

Petersen, Christine.

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 664.72 PET

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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

McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie

Summary: "They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 MCR

Derks, Scott.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2000

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER