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Shuster, Stef M.

Summary: "stef shuster traces the development of trans medicine since the 1950s to modern medicine to show how providers create and use scientific and medical evidence to "treat" a gender identity. But, why do medical providers have authority over gender? And, what might the consequences of how providers make decisions in trans medicine teach us about medicine in general? Using historical documents,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2021

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Bittman, Mark.

Summary: "Mark Bittman made headlines three years ago when it was revealed that, for the first time, the New York Times opinion page would feature a food writer to help us make sense of the tangled webs of food, health, environment, politics, and culture. As an opinion columnist, Mark has delighted us, enraged us, and inspired us to do more for ourselves and our world with the same no-nonsense style. In...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Clarkson Potter 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 BIT

Honey, Michael K

Summary: "Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. [This book] goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony, to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for 'nonviolent resistance' to all forms of oppression--including the economic injustice that 'takes...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 HON

Anderson, Carlotta R.

Summary: "All-American Anarchist chronicles the life and work of Joseph A. Labadie (1850-1933), Detroit's prominent labor organizer and one of early labor's most influential activists. A dynamic participant in the major social reform movements of the Gilded Age, Labadie was a central figure in the pervasive struggle for a new social order as the American Midwest underwent rapid industrialization at the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LABADIE, JO AND

Cobb, Charles E.

Summary: "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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

Mitchell, Jerry

Summary: "An award-winning investigative reporter shares the real-life detective story of how Klansmen came to justice in notorious unsolved civil rights cold cases--decades after they had gotten away with murder"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 MIT

Summary: Ruby Ridge is a riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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Summary: Viewers will see the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story that traces the marriage equality movement's historic progress and reveals the masterminds who fought.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Wright, Lawrence

Summary: "With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 TEX

Summary: "These three 20-minute videos examine key constitutional concepts. The first explains why the nation's framers created the Constitution. The second describes the protection of individual rights by highlighting the Supreme Court case of Gideon v. Wainwright, affirming the right to an attorney. The last explores the separation of powers by examining the Supreme Court case of Youngstown v. Sawyer,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 342.730 Key 2006

Okamoto, Nadya

Summary: "This is a book about gender equality in the United States and how to engage in activism to get there"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 613 OKA

Shelton, Paula Young

Summary: Paula Young Shelton grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.1196 SHE

Summary: In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Films 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA YOU

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie You 2010

Summary: FROM THE PUBLISHER : After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumption...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 179.7 CAS

Summary: Exposing the white supremacists and Neo-Nazis involved in the 2017 Charlottesville rally and exposing a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the US military, an investigation with ProPublica shows the group's terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally. In the wake of the 2018 deadly anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2019

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

Scheve, Kenneth F.

Summary: In today's social climate of acknowledged and growing inequality, why are there not greater efforts to tax the rich? In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage ask when and why countries tax their wealthiest citizens--and their answers may surprise you.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 337 SCH

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.

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

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Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

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

Napolitano, Jo

Summary: "Uncovers the key civil rights battle that immigrant children fought alongside the ACLU to ensure equal access to education within a xenophobic nation"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.826 NAP

Summary: "On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 136 years of baseball history, only 276 no-hitters have been recorded. Dock is the only pitcher to ever claim he accomplished his while high on LSD. During his 12 years in the major leagues, Dock lived the expression "Black is Beautiful!" He wore curlers on the field. He stepped out of his Cadillac wearing the widest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NO

Mechanic, Michael

Summary: "A senior editor at Mother Jones dives into the lives of the extremely rich, showing the fascinating, otherworldly realm they inhabit-and the insidious ways this realm harms us all"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 MEC
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches-to-rags success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2012

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

Brinkley, Douglas

Summary: As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon. On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 BRI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.40973 BRI

Utecht, Ben

Summary: "After five major concussions, NFL tight-end Ben Utecht of the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals is losing his memories. This is his powerful and emotional love letter to his wife and daughters--whom he someday may not recognize--and an inspiring message for all to live every moment fully. Emotionally powerful, inspiring, and uplifting, Ben's story will captivate and encourage you to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 UTECHT, BEN UTE

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