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Lindsey, Lawrence

Summary: "An audacious and desperately needed primer on how America's Ruling Class have upended the Constitution and taken over our country--and how we must unite to regain control of our liberty. A Ruling Class have emerged in America against the hopes and designs of our Founding Fathers. Over the last hundred years, they have rejected the Constitution and expanded their own power, slowly at first and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 LIN

Nader, Ralph

Summary: "A scathing wake-up call derailing the many ways that wealth manipulates American politics, labor, media, environment and the quality of national life today. By telling the success stories of average Americans, the iconic consumer advocate and big-business anti-hero makes the case about how the nation can--and must--be managed by communities, not corporations. Nader at his best--indignant and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2016

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Wilkerson, Isabel

8 holds on 1 copy

Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how people's lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Wilkerson, Isabel

5 holds on 24 copies

Summary: ""As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--whichgroups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 WIL
2 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Wilkerson, Isabel

8 holds on 1 copy

Summary: Identifies the qualifying characteristics of historical caste systems to reveal how a rigid hierarchy of human rankings, enforced by religious views, heritage and stigma, impacts everyday American lives.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Summary: This episode of The Conquerors profiles John C. Fremont, military officer and explorer, known as 'The Great Pathfinder'. Moving to the territory of California, he found adventure leading an expedition, and then upon becoming a U.S. Senator, in representing the new state.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The nation is in love with progress, and innovations include steamboats, the Erie Canal, and the first railroads. The Industrial Revolution brings Americans new leisure and personal freedom - but there is a dark side to the story for factory workers and women. Reformers begin to rail against horrendous conditions, while people like Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton rally for equal rights.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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Wilkerson, Isabel

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: ""As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power--whichgroups have it and which do not." In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 0000

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Summary: No sport is more American than baseball, but, contrary to popular opinion, the game likely predates the birth of our nation and has substantial roots overseas. This program explores baseball's origins as a folk pastime and depicts the early phases of its complex evolution. Refuting the myth that Civil War general Abner Doubleday single-handedly invented the game, the film looks at parallels in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Fraser, Steve

Summary: "A groundbreaking investigation of how and why, from the 18th century to the present day, American resistance to our ruling elites has vanished. From the American Revolution through the Civil Rights movement, Americans have long mobilized against political, social, and economic privilege. Hierarchies based on inheritance, wealth, and political preferment were treated as obnoxious and a threat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 FRA

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to corruption and failure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.52 HAY

Katz, Alyssa.

Summary: "The United States now has three political parties, though only two of them are elected.The newest was founded a century ago, but just came to power in the last decade: It's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the political party of the new American oligarchy.In this groundbreaking investigation of the big business takeover of the American political process, Alyssa Katz draws upon years of research...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381 KAT

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

Millard, Candice.

Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

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 973.8 Mil

Marton, Kati.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 920 MAR

Summary: From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this film examines various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This program explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Summary: Also known as the Mexican - American war, it was an armed conflict from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. Follow this program as American forces invade and conquer New Mexico, California, and parts of what is currently northern Mexico, while another American army captures Mexico City...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The West fueled an entire industry: the entertainment business. When the first Western movie was shown, the audience stood up, cheered, and shouted for a re-run. Said Bronco Billy Anderson, "That's it. It's going to be the picture business for me. The future has no end. This program shows the West as the subject of popular culture and show business, the greatest circus act in the world, from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This episode of Biography looks at Brigham Young, a settler in the American west and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Known as the 'Mormon Moses', Young followed founder Joseph Smith as head of the Mormon church.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: America became a nation just as a revolution in commerce and industry swept the Western world. This program explores the economic growth of the United States in the context of rising friction between the North and South-over the moral issue of slavery, but also over the differences between industrial power and an agricultural economy focused on cotton. With the election of Abraham Lincoln,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The size and shape of American government is due in no small part to Chief Justice John Marshall. This biography focuses on his contribution to the status of the Supreme Court, his implementation of judicial review, and his advocacy of strong central authority for the protection of the new nation and its ideals. Outlining Marshall's youth on the Virginia frontier, the program describes his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Mann, Jim

Summary: An analysis of the events, ideas, and conflicts that have defined the Obama administration's foreign policy explores the struggles to enact coherent and effective policies at a time of global turmoil.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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

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

Summary: Through wars, depressions, and social upheavals, the West has accommodated to change while remaining a mythical land of freedom and possibility. The ghosts of the buffalos are still stirring. Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood have given way to Native American artists; Indians-once the subjects of painting-have become its practitioners. So the myth regenerates itself and the American...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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