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Renton, Alex

Summary: When British Caribbean slavery was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833, it was not the newly liberated who received compensation, but the tens of thousands of enslavers who were paid millions of pounds in government money. The descendants of some of those slave owners are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in Britain today. Alex Renton explores what inheritance -...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 REN

Rothman, Joshua D.

Summary: "In The Ledger and the Chain, prize-winning historian Joshua D. Rothman tells the disturbing story of the Franklin and Armfield company and the men who built it into the largest and most powerful slave trading company in the United States. In so doing, he reveals the central importance of the domestic slave trade to the development of American capitalism and the expansion of the American...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 ROT

Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred)

Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN

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.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

White, Shane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 WHI

Applebaum, Anne

Summary: Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 APP

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: Levine presents a gripping chronicle of the cultural and economic upheaval the South experienced during and after the Civil War. Drawing upon a treasure trove of diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and government documents, Levine offers a unique perspective on the old South's demise through the voices of those who lived through the conflict.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.713 LEV

Buchanan, Patrick J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306 BUC

Noble, Safiya Umoja

Summary: « In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press, [2018] 2018

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Bailey, John

Summary: Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2005

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

Bailey, John

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.8 BAI

Blom, Philipp

Summary: "An illuminating work of environmental history that chronicles the great climate crisis of the 1600s, which transformed the social and political fabric of Europe. Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of thesixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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Audoin-Rouzeau, Stéphane.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.344 AUD

Summary: The untold story of the world's longest running video show, Video Music Box. A hip hop mainstay since 1983, VMB gave a platform to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige before they hit it big. Host Ralph McDaniels' archives amassed over 40 nearly years reveal the show's importance to numerous big-name musicians, as well as to the kids that grew up watching.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MUSIC YOU

Trilling, Daniel

Summary: "... The founding story of the European Union is that it exists to ensure the horrors of the twentieth century are never repeated. Now, as it comes to terms with the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, its declared values of freedom, tolerance and respect for human rights are being put to the test. [This book] is a uniquely powerful and illuminating exploration of the nature and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.87 TRIL

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of Infidel, Nomad, and Heretic argues that waves of Muslim immigration are transforming sexual politics in Europe in ways that threaten to undermine the hard-won rights of Western women"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 ALI

Best, Nicholas

Summary: "In the momentous days from April 28 to May 2, 1945, the world witnessed the death of two Fascist dictators and the fall of Berlin. Mussolini's capture and execution by Italian partisans, the suicide of Adolf Hitler, and the fall of the German capital signaled the end of the four-year war in the European Theater. In Five Days That Shocked the World, Nicholas Best thrills readers with the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.534 BES

Summary: Ireland never had an industrial revolution-its economy leaped from agrarian gloom into high-tech high-gear almost overnight. This Wide Angle case study visits Limerick, one of the country's largest cities and the epitome of the Celtic Tiger's rise. Once the blighted setting of Angela's Ashes, today's Limerick boasts the glories and the growing pains of all economic boomtowns: heavy foreign...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Beckert, Sven.

Summary: "The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality in the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Sven Beckert's rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world's most significant manufacturing industry combining imperial expansion and slave labor with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Cacioppo, Stephanie

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Summary: "From the world's foremost neuroscientist of romantic love comes a personal story of connection and heartbreak that brings new understanding to an old truth: better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. At thirty-seven, Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo was content to be single. She was fulfilled by her work on the neuroscience of romantic love-how finding and growing with a partner...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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Summary: As they built an unsurpassed visual archive of world culture, Albert Kahn and his photographers turned their attention to widely divergent locations. This program follows the maritime odyssey of Lucien Le Saint, circa 1922, as he captured on film the daily lives of Newfoundland cod fishermen, as well as expeditions into northwestern Africa. Images from Morocco and Tunisia focus on occupying...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In 1908, Albert Kahn and his chauffeur embarked on a global trek to observe and absorb other cultures-an early "prototype" of the many photography missions Kahn would fund over the years. This program illustrates that formative round-the-world trip as well as the 1913 journey undertaken by photographer Stephane Passet to China, Mongolia, and India. Viewers will encounter startling images of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

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