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Nahson, Claudia J.

Summary: In 1962, Ezra Jack Keats's picture book The Snowy Day introduced readers to young Peter, the first African American protagonist in a full-color children's book, who traipsed alone through the snowy, wondrous sidewalks of New York City. The book was a runaway success, capturing the Caldecott Medal and selling more than two million copies. In The Snowy Day and subsequent books, Keats's awareness...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jewish Museum, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 741.6 NAH

Berger, Martin A.

Summary: Photographers shot millions of pictures of the black civil rights struggle between the close of World War II and the early 1970s, yet most Americans today can recall just a handful of images that look remarkably similar. In the popular imagination, the civil rights movement is remembered in dramatic photographs of protestors attacked with police dogs and fire hoses, firebombs and shotguns, tear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Of California 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.119 FRE

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: This book introduces the life and times of the pioneers describing their homes, tools, jobs, clothes, and travel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2008

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.03 KAL

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Summary: Zeitgeist: A highly controversial documentary in three parts. The first part dissects the origins of Christianity, the second gives an overview of numerous questionable aspects of 9/11 and the third explores the Federal Reserve Bank and its ability to control the economy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: G.M.P. LLC 2007

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Beam, Alex.

Summary: Explores the Great Books mania, in an entertaining and strangely poignant portrait of American popular culture on the threshold of the television age.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 BEA

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

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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2009

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

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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Summary: Working for change: Explores the birth of the social documentary in the U.S. and U.K. during the years of the Great Depression and the New Deal, featuring interviews with several of the people who helped define and shape the form.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TO

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

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: Contains illustrations and descriptions of various aspects of Victorian life, including homes, different rooms, fashions, games and toys, celebrations, transportation, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2011

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.6 KAL

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2016

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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

Michna-Bales, Jeanine

Summary: "They left in the middle of the night--often carrying little more than the knowledge to follow the North Star. An estimated one hundred thousand slaves between 1830 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 embarked on a journey of untold hardship in search offreedom, many with the aid of the Underground Railroad. Through Darkness to Light : Seeking Freedom on the Underground Railroad imagines how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Architectural Press 2017

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.7 MIC

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.766 FIS

Roberts, Blain.

Contents: Introduction -- Making up white Southern womanhood : the democratization of the Southern lady -- Shop talk : ritual and space in the Southern black beauty parlor -- Homegrown royalty : white beauty contests in the rural South -- Thrones of their own : body and beauty contests among Southern black women -- Bodies politic : beauty and racial crisis in the civil rights era -- Conclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 ROB

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

Carlson, Laurie M.

Summary: Gives instructions for preparing foods, making clothes, and creating other items used by European settlers in America, thereby providing a description of the daily life of these colonists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.2 CAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.2 Carlson

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Raffel, Dawn

Summary: "The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies-by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City. What kind of doctor puts his patients on display? As Dawn Raffel artfully recounts, Dr. Couney figured out he could use incubators and careful nursing to keep previously doomed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COUNEY, MARTIN RAF

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of American children during the period from 1775 to 1800.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 MIL

Baime, A. J. (Albert J.)

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Chronicles Detroit's dramatic transition from an automobile manufacturing center to a highly efficient producer of World War II airplanes, citing the essential role of Edsel Ford's rebellion against his father, Henry Ford.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 BAI

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.531 BAI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.531 BAI

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