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Summary: Take an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Tippins, Sherill.

Summary: "An icon of American artistic invention, the Chelsea Hotel has been, since its founding by a French socialist utopian in 1884, a cultural dynamo lodged in the very heart of uber-capitalist New York City. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a lively, masterly history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 647.94 TIP

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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

Saunders, Frances Stonor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.14 SAU

Frank, Thomas

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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

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...

Format: text

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

Lichtblau, Eric.

Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC

Carpenter, Amanda B.

Summary: In Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 CAR

Fisher, Michelle Millar

Summary: The remarkable story of how Gilbert Baker and his friends created the iconic Rainbow Flag in 1978. -- amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Museum of Modern Art 2019

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Bordo, Susan

Summary: "A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clintonis an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 BOR

Burns, Eric.

Summary: Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 BUR

Stanley, Timothy.

Summary: "To most Americans, Hollywood activism consists of self-obsessed movie stars making transparently liberal films in a desperate bid for Academy Award glory. There's some truth in that stereotype. But celebrity activism also exerts a subtle power over the American political process. Through money, networking, and image making, the movie industry has shaped the way that politics works for nearly a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 STA

Rhodes, Benjamin

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping former president Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in his own country, Rhodes decided to look outward, at the wider world. Over the next three years, he traveled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, dissidents, and activists confronting the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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Freeman, Hadley.

Summary: "From Vogue contributor and Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, a personalized guide to eighties movies that describes why they changed movie-making forever--featuring exclusive interviews with the producers, directors, writers and stars of the best cult classics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.43 FRE

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & grau trade paperbacks 2011

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Dyson, Michael Eric.

Summary: Dyson offers a provocative exploration into the meaning of America's first black presidency, and an analysis of how race and blackness shape our understanding of Barack Obama's achievements and failures, and America's racial future.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.8 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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

Summary: The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Waldman, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.929 WAL

Summary: The outbreak of World War II saw two motion picture experts from Germany and the United States battle each other with as much ferocity as any army or navy. Their respective missions: to ignite a public desire to wage and win a global conflict. This Bill Moyers program contains an interview with Fritz Hippler, chief filmmaker for the Nazi Party. Hippler unrepentantly claims to have spoken to the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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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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Zabin, Serena R.

Summary: The story of the Boston Massacre--when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death--is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 ZAB

Jess, Tyehimba

Summary: "Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them,"--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wave Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 JES

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