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McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie

Summary: "They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 MCR

Whitman, James Q.

Summary: Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WHI

James, Rawn.

Summary: "The Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education is widely considered the milestone victory of the civil rights movement, but it was only the culmination of a decades-long legal campaign, brilliantly and relentlessly waged. 'Root and Branch' is the epic story of the two fiercely dedicated lawyers who led that fight, from county courthouses to the marble halls of the Supreme Court"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.7314 JAM

Rothstein, Richard

Summary: In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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Koestler-Grack, Rachel A.

Summary: Discusses the history of the Civil Rights movement and the social life of children during this time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Earth Books 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 370.975 KOE

Benoit, Peter

Summary: Discusses the historic Supreme Court case that mandated school integration.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.085 BEN

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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

Catton, Bruce

Summary: This is the story of Lincoln's famous army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War, when it was under the command of General George B. McClellan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1951

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 CAT

Eggers, Dave

Summary: In this honest look at the literal foundation of our country, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the message of acceptance that is essential to an entire country's creation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 EGG

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 EGG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973 Eggers 2017