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Dray, Philip

Summary: "A book on a lynching that took place in New York in 1892, forcing the North to reckon with its own racism and eventually inspiring a powerful novella by Stephen Crane"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1 DRA

Hagedorn, Ann.

Summary: The surprising story of America in the year 1919--democracy under stress. In the aftermath of an unprecedented world war and a flu pandemic, Americans were full of hope for the benefits of peace. But instead, the fear of terrorism filled their days. Bolshevism was the new menace, and the federal government, utilizing a vast network of domestic spies, began to watch anyone deemed suspicious. A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.913 HEG

Zucchino, David

Summary: "By 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina, was a shining example of a mixed-race community-a bustling port city with a thriving African American middle class and a government made up of Republicans and Populists, including black alderman, police officers, and magistrates. But across the state-and the South-white supremacist Democrats were working to reverse the advances made by former slaves and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2020

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

Lane, Charles

Summary: Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where Negroes and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex-Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty Negroes who had occupied a courthouse. Now, journalist Charles Lane transforms this nearly forgotten incident into a historical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.367 LAN

Tubbs, Anna Malaika

Summary: "In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin. Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 TUB

Morley, Jefferson.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2012

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

McKenna, Mark

Summary: "Return to Uluru explores the cold case that strikes at the heart of Australia's white supremacy -- the death of an Aboriginal man in 1934; the iconic life of a white, "outback" police officer; and the continent's most sacred and mysterious landmark. Inside Cardboard Box 39 at the South Australian Museum's storage facility lies the forgotten skull of an Aboriginal man who died eighty-five years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.899 MCK

Benjamin, Vernon

Summary: A history of the Hudson River Valley, which, because of its unique geography and proximity to Canada, was the site of many battles, chronicles its discovery all the way to its rise as a center of culture and commerce that is still evident today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BEN

Healy, Thomas

Summary: "A history of Floyd McKissick's 1969 plan to build a Black city in North Carolina, examining the story of the idealists who settled there, the obstacles that derailed the project, and what Soul City's saga says about Black opportunity, capitalism, and power then and now"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975.6 HEA

Thompson, Christina

Summary: Relates the author's marriage as an American middle-class student to a Maori tradesman from a background of rural poverty, and explores their relationship within the wider context of the cultural clash between Europeans and Maoris throughout New Zealand's history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 993.01 THO

Herman, Arthur

Summary: "How did two men move the world away from wars for land and treasure to wars over ideas and ideologies--a change that would go on to kill millions? In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson--champion of American democracy but also of segregation, advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice--thrust the United States into the First World War in order to make the 'world safe for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.3 HER

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

Algeo, Matthew.

Summary: Recounts the summer of 1893 when President Grover Cleveland disappeared for five days, covering up a surgery to remove cancer from his palate and jaw.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLEVELAND, GROVER ALG

Lepore, Jill

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 LEP

Beard, Hilary

Summary: A young adult adaptation of Tim Madigan's The Burning, which discusses the circumstances of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 BEA

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 WEA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.6 WEA

Sharfstein, Daniel J.

Summary: "Chronicles the epic clash between General Oliver Otis Howard, who took on a mission in the Pacific Northwest to force Native Americans onto reservations, and the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, who refused to leave his ancestral land"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 SHA

Hearth, Amy Hill

Summary: Reveals the little-known story of Elizabeth Jennings, a young African American woman whose refusal to leave a segregated Manhattan streetcar in 1854 led to a court case that marked a victory in the fight to desegregate New York's public transportation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JEN

Domby, Adam H.

Summary: "This book examines the foundational role of deliberate misrepresentation in various elements of white supremist Lost Cause mythology, from Confederate soldiers' military prowess, loyalty, motivation, and unity, to mythical black Confederates, to the evolution of Lost Cause myths to support present-day white supremacy. It adds to the understanding of the memory and reality of the American Civil...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.56 DOM

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."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bailey, Katharine

Summary: Radisson and des Groseilliers were French explorers and fur traders. Their discoveries led to the creation of the Hudson Bay Company, Canada's oldest corporation and one of the oldest merchant companies in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 971.01 BAI

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: Twelve-year-old Lena is aware of racism, but she lives a comfortable life in the segregated but relatively wealthy Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma; but on May 31, 1921 racial tensions explode, and men from downtown Tulsa invade Greenwood, set on killing and destroying the district--and as the violence escalates Lena, her parents, and her older sister search desperately for a safe place to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

Zelikow, Philip

Summary: "During a pivotal few months in the middle of the First World War all sides-Germany, Britain, and America-believed the war could be concluded. Peace at the end of 1916 would have saved millions of lives and changed the course of history utterly. Two yearsinto the most terrible conflict the world had ever known, the warring powers faced a crisis. There were no good military options. Money, men,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.3 ZEL

Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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6 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
Call number: 917.3 AME 2
Call number: 917.3 AME 3
Call number: 917.3 AME 4
Call number: 917.3 AME 5
Call number: 917.3 AME 6

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