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Beasley, Gertrude

Summary: "Originally published in Paris in 1925, My First Thirty Years is a brutally honest memoir by Gertrude Beasley, who grew up in poverty in rural Texas and suffered unthinkable emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her family. The themes in this book are still relevant to readers today, telling the story of a woman who grew up in brutal circumstances, but who ultimately found a way out....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BEASLEY, GERTRUDE BEA

Dailey, Jane Elizabeth

Summary: "In White Fright, acclaimed historian Jane Dailey offers a radical reinterpretation of the fight for African American rights, showing how that fight has been closely bound, both in terms of law and in the white imagination, to the question of interracialsex and marriage. White fear of black sexuality not only fueled the systems of exclusion and oppression under Jim Crow, she contends it was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.84 DAI

Sokol, Jason.

Contents: Prelude: in the wake of the war, 1945-1955 -- "Our Negroes" no more -- Daughters of Dixie, sons of the south -- Barbecue, fried chicken, and civil rights: the 1964 civil rights act -- "Softly, the unthinkable": the contours of political and economic change -- The price of liberation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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

Isenberg, Nancy

Summary: "A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 ISE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 ISE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 ISE

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

Kiely, Brendan

Summary: "Most kids of color grow up talking about racism. They have "The Talk" with their families-the honest talk about survival in a racist world. But white kids don't. They're barely spoken to about race at all-and that needs to change. Because not talking about racism doesn't make it go away. Not talking about white privilege doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The Other Talk begins this much-needed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 305.809 KIE

Summary: Live recordings and dramatic readings of interviews with former slaves. The original recordings were made by interviewers from the Federal Writers' Project in the early 1930s and placed in the Library of Congress. They have now been re-mastered and made available to the American public.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 rem

Emberton, Carole

Summary: "Priscilla Joyner was born into the world of slavery in 1858. Her life story, which she recounted in an oral history decades later, captures the complexity of emancipation. Based on interviews that Joyner and formerly enslaved people had with the Depression-era Federal Writers Project, historian Carole Emberton draws a portrait of the steps they took in order to feel free, something no legal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2022

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Jensen, Robert

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Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights 2005

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

Higginbotham, Anastasia

Summary: Explains that although many adults do not care to admit it, color does still matter in the United States; discusses racism and the fight against it; and argues that bias is a problem for whites, but that white people do not have to accept it.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dottir Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.8 HIG

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8009 HIG

Gilmore, Glenda Elizabeth.

Summary: The civil rights movement that loomed over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg, the legal and political remnant of a broad, raucous, deeply American movement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s. This contentious mix of home-grown radicals, labor activists, newspaper editors, black workers, and intellectuals employed every strategy imaginable to take...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 GIL

Theroux, Paul

Summary: "Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 THE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 975 THE

Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine)

Summary: "This ... young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2018

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: YA 323 AND

Murray, Charles A.

Summary: A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2012

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

Hadden, Sally E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 HAD

Dennis, David J.

Summary: "A dynamic family exchange that pivots between the voices of a father and son, The Movement Made Us is a unique work of oral history and memoir, chronicling the extraordinary story of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and its living legacy embodied in Black Lives Matter. David Dennis Sr, a core architect of the movement, speaks out for the first time, swapping recollections both harrowing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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Brownstein, Ronald

Summary: Documents the kaleidoscopic year during which transformative talents from Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, and Beverly Hills heavily influenced pop culture, politics, and social movements.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 BRO

Metzl, Jonathan

Summary: "With the rise of the Tea Party and the election of Donald Trump, many middle- and lower-income white Americans threw their support behind conservative politicians who pledged to make life great again for people like them. But as Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk--and, in the end, threaten everyone's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 MET

Peacock, Thomas (Thomas W.)

Summary: This teaching story tells how everything in creation follows the path in the great circle of life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Afton Historical Society Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 977.004 PEA

Summary: Exhibition held at the Museum of the Confederacy from July to December 1991, the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina from January to March 1992, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio, from April to June 1992.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Virginia 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BEF

Roithmayr, Daria.

Summary: "This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress? Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York Univ Pr 2014

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

Summary: Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Almega Projects 2011

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WAS

Vance, J. D.

Summary: From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 VANCE, J.D. Van

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