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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

Eddo-Lodge, Reni.

Summary: In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Circus 2017

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Stadiem, William.

Summary: "In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.742 STA

Summary: An intimate glimpse into the life and mind of Jordan Peterson, the academic and best-selling author who captured the world's attention with his criticisms of political correctness and life-changing philosophy on finding personal meaning.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Woods, Gregory

Summary: "In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the measures of modernity. Woods shines a revealing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 WOO

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Texas Tech University Press 2014

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

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen women who have left their mark on world history, including Caroline Herschel, Marie Curie, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 CLI

Lepore, Jill

Summary: A history of American ideas about life and death discusses how the age of discovery, Darwin's theories of evolution, and the space age changed ideas about life on Earth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEP

Fukuyama, Francis.

Contents: A tale of two dystopias -- Sciences of the brain -- Neuropharmacology and the control of behavior -- The prolongation of life -- Genetic engineering -- Why we should worry -- Human rights -- Human nature -- Human dignity -- The political control of biotechnology -- How biotechnology is regulated today -- Policies for the future.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 FUK

Summary: An epic portrait of late sixties America as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria, who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert, and dropout Mark, who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2009

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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

Summary: Leading social and political commentary magazine from a libertarian perspective. Reason is a refreshing alternative to Washington-based opinions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Reason Foundation, etc. 1968

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Wolmar, Christian.

Summary: In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.09 WOL

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...

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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

Barbassa, Juliana

Summary: Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 981 BAR

Beck, Richard

Summary: "During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 BEC

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

Lee, Erika.

Summary: "The definitive history of Asian Americans by one of the nation's preeminent scholars on the subject. In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But as award-winning historian Erika Lee reminds us, Asian Americans also have deep roots in the country. The Making of Asian America tells the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 LEE

Koppel, Lily

Summary: Reveals for the first time the stories and secrets of America's unsung heroes-the wives of our original astronauts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 629.45 KOP

Koppel, Lily.

Summary: "As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons. Annie Glenn, with her picture-perfect marriage, was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.45 KOP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.45 KOP

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 629.45 KOP

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.45 Koppel 2013

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama's presidency, or with the post- 9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or the 'Reagan Revolution' and the rise of the New Right. For leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer, it all starts in 1974. In that one year, the nation...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.92 Krause 2019

Tombs, Robert

Summary: "The English and Their History presents the momentous story of England "first as an idea, and then as a kingdom, as a country, a people and a culture." Here, in a single volume, is a fresh and comprehensive account of the English and their history. With extraordinary insight, Robert Tombs examines language, literature, law, religion, politics, and more while investigating the sources of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 TOM

Parmenter, Jon.

Summary: Drawing on archival and published documents in several languages, archaeological data, and Iroquois oral traditions, The Edge of the Woods explores the ways in which spatial mobility represented the geographic expression of Iroquois social, political, and economic priorities. By reconstructing the late precolonial Iroquois settlement landscape and the paths of human mobility that constructed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.01 PAR

France, David

Summary: "From the creator of and inspired by the seminal documentary of the same name--an Oscar nominee--the definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful, heroic stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. Intimately reported, this is the story of the men and women who, watching their friends and lovers fall, ignored by public officials,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1969 FRA