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Summary: "The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing viewers in its characters' customs and beliefs, the film chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: "Travel with award-winning filmmaker, Marlin Darrah, as he explores present-day Cuba. From the capital city of Havana to the beautiful seaport of Santiago de Cuba, you'll marvel at the forbidden natural beauty of Cuba. Travel to Pina del Rio and visit the lush tobacco fields that produce the most sought-after cigars in the world. See sugar plantations and colorful towns unfold before your eyes,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.2 CUB

Summary: An exclusive tour through five great antebellum mansions of the Old South, along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Natchez. Includes: Nottaway, Oak Alley, Stanton Hall, Rosalie, and Longwood.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Home Video 2006

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

Jefferies, Dinah

Summary: Louisa Reeve, the daughter of a successful British gem trader, and her husband Elliot, a charming, thrill-seeking businessman, seem like the couple who have it all. Except what they long for more than anything: a child. While Louisa struggles with miscarriages, Elliot is increasingly absent, spending much of his time at a nearby cinnamon plantation, overlooking the Indian ocean. After his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JEF

Summary: In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

Smith, Clint

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Wheatle, Alex

Summary: Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is toiling on the Frontier sugarcane plantation for endless hot days, fearing the vicious whips of the overseers. Then one night he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Moa is to be a cane warrior, and fight for the freedom of all the enslaved people in the nearby plantations. But before they can escape, Moa and his friend...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Sheep 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WHE

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: "The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: SPANISH 468 ALL

Santiago, Esmeralda.

Summary: "Even as a young girl in nineteenth-century Spain, Ana Cubillas is drawn to the exotic island of Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de Leon. And in twin brothers Ramon and Inocente, both in love with Ana, she finds a way to get there: she marries Ramon and convinces the brothers that their destiny is in the remote sugar plantation they have inherited on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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Santiago, Esmeralda.

Summary: Even as a young girl in nineteenth-century Spain, Ana Cubillas is drawn to the exotic island of Puerto Rico by the diaries of an ancestor who traveled there with Ponce de León. And in twin brothers Ramón and Inocente, both in love with Ana, she finds a way to get there: she marries Ramón and convinces the brothers that their destiny is in the remote sugar plantation they've inherited on the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: "The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Allende 2010

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: Born into slavery on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarite, young Tete and her fellow slaves find solace in what remains of the African heritage. But when 20-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives to the island in 1770, he comes to rely on Tete's servitude. Over the course of four decades, Tete learns of humanity's great potential for both progress and cruelty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2010

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

Powers, Kevin

Summary: A novel that spans one hundred years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC POW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC POW

Summary: Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner. Ashley is the love of her life, but he is going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. At a barbecue at Twelve Oaks, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler. News of the Civil War starting arrives at the barbecue. As the war continues, Scarlett becomes a widow, all while still pining for Ashley. After the war, Scarlett travels to her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD G

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Gone 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: MOVIE DVD GON

Griswold, Mac K.

Contents: Proprietors of Sylvester Manor Since 1651 -- The Discovery -- Living with the Indians -- Amsterdam -- The Other Island : Barbados -- Nathaniel's Middle Passage -- Before the Whirlwind -- The World Turns Upside Down -- Time of Longing -- Where They Lived -- How They Lived -- In the Ground -- "Oppression upon the Mind" -- Quaker Martyrs, Quaker Peace -- "A Duchman in his Hartt" -- "Children of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.721 GRI

Jefferies, Dinah

Summary: "In 1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), a young Englishwoman marries a charming tea plantation owner and widower, only to discover he's keeping terrible secrets about his past, including what happened to his first wife, that lead to devastating consequences"--Adapted from publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JEF

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JEF

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Jefferies 2015

Roy, Lori

Summary: After leaving her cheating husband in New York City and returning to her family's historic Florida plantation, Lane Fielding's oldest daughter disappears, reigniting her memories and fears of a serial killer who traumatized the area in the 1970s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROY

Tomlinson, Chris.

Summary: "Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, [telling] the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 TOM

Summary: Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, following the trials, tribulations and survival of July and her odious mistress Caroline on a sugar plantation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2021

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LON

Davis, Barbara

Summary: Longing to rid herself of a family plantation that holds disturbing memories, Leslie returns after a long absence and meets the farm's reclusive caretaker, with whom she uncovers haunting family mysteries surrounding a cryptic grave.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAV

Locke, Attica.

Summary: When the dead body of a young woman is found on the grounds of Belle Vie, the estate's manager, Caren Gray, launches her own investigation into Belle Vie's history, which leads her to a centuries old mystery involving the plantation's slave quarters--and her own past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOC

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYSTERY LOC

Deutermann, Peter T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS DEU

Miles, Tiya

Summary: The Cherokee Rose, written by Tiya Miles, award-winning historian and recipient of a recent MacArthur "Genius Grant," explores territory reminiscent of the works of Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, and Louise Erdrich. This luminous but highly accessible work examines a little-known aspect of America's past slaveholding by Southern Creeks and Cherokees and its legacy in the lives of three young...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John F. Blair, Publisher 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

Summary: Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD ANT

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD An

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ANT

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