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Hartman, Saidiya V.

Summary: "A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HAR

Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 RAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 816 Rad

Summary: Documentary in three parts. Offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the U.S. presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Typecast Releasing 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.704 DVD Iraq 2007

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF IRA

Summary: At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2008

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV WOM

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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Ziegelman, Jane

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Summary: "From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced--the Great Depression--and how it transformed America's culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 ZIE

Krist, Gary.

Summary: "From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City. Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans' thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city's elite 'better half' against its powerful and long-entrenched...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 KRI

Traister, Rebecca

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Summary: "In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award­-finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 TRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.81 TRA

Kalman, Bobbie

Summary: Describes various aspects of the lives of women and girls during the nineteenth century, including their lack of educational opportunities, restrictive clothing, pastimes, courtship and marriage, and limited employment prospects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 1997

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 KAL

Summary: "Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2009

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

Summary: A modern day version of the Dickens' classic finds an aspiring artist (Hawke) reunited with his love (Paltrow). When she agrees to model for him, his dearest hopes may be realized, along with his darkest fears.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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

Summary: Chronicles the birth of the modern women's liberation movement in the 1960s and early 1970s, covering the emergence of the National Organization (NOW), as well as more radical factions such as WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell!). Includes new and archival interviews with feminists of that era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 FRA

Summary: "For the first time in print, rich, provocative first-hand stories of life in the Bronx in the twentieth century. In Bronx Faces and Voices, sixteen men and women tell their personal, uncensored stories of the New York City borough--before, during, and after the troubled years of arson, crime, abandonment, and flight in the 1970s and 1980s. The voices in this volume are as eclectic as the Bronx...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 BRO

Smith, Catherine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.N. Abrams 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 391.2 SMI

Summary: The 1960s was defined by a common effort to fight against injustice. Mike Gray, a Chicago filmmaker, used his camera to document the politics of the streets from the riots in the social upheaval, to the rising of two prolific groups fighting prejudice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Facets Video 2007

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

Summary: Nora Wilder is a thirty-something Manhattanite plugging away at her job, but her quest for love consistently results in falling flat on her face. After a series of disastrous first dates, she meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman with an unabashed passion for living. Inevitably, Nora discovers she must look inward before finding a new outlook on life and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Broken 2007

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Univ of North Carolina Pr 2014

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

Derks, Scott.

Contents: v. 1. The working class -- v. 2. The middle class -- v. 3. The upper class -- v. 4. Their children -- v. 5. Americans at war -- v. 6. Women at work -- v. 7. Social Movements -- v. 9. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War -- v. 10. Sports & recreation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Pub. 2000

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3 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Derks, Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2000

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Brennan-Jobs, Lisa

Summary: A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents, artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs, Lisa Brennan-Jobs' childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa's father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audio 2018

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 BRENNAN-JOBS BRE

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B BRE

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Summary: "Eleanor Roosevelt never wanted her husband to run for president. When he won, she . . . went on a national tour to crusade on behalf of women. She wrote a regular newspaper column. She became a champion of women's rights and of civil rights. And she decided to write a book."--Jill Lepore, from the Introduction

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books, an imprint of Perseus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 ROO

Summary: For former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the war in Kosovo was both political and very personal. This program focuses on how America's first female Secretary of State built national and international consensus against Slobodan Milosevic to derail his agenda of ethnic cleansing in the wake of the failed Rambouillet peace negotiations. Albright also discusses the shaping of her values...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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