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Summary: Through narration and dramatic reconstruction, this three-part television program explores the unique relationship that Britons enjoyed with their homes during the Georgian era. Characters from all walks of life, from gentlewomen in their stately mansions to servants, are brought to life through their artifacts, letters, and diaries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Limited 2012

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Wayland-Smith, Ellen.

Summary: "Amidst the religious fervor of the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus'' millennial kingdom here on earth. Noyes and his followers built a large communal house in rural New York where they engaged in what Noyes called "complex marriage," an elaborate system of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.7 WAY

Summary: Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors swirled about his private life. Nelson took a friend's wife as a mistress and even fathered a child by her in secret. Seen through the eyes of four people close to him: his wife, who feels bitter and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2008

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

Moore, Kate

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PAC

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PACKARD, E.P.W. MOO

Moore, Susanna.

Summary: "The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 996.9 MOO

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.4 KIL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 KIL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.4 Kilmeade 2015

Austen, Jane

Summary: "Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From maple glazed scones and delicate sugar and spice cake, to berry tartlets and French macaroons....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC AUS

Troupe, Thomas Kingsley.

Summary: Describes what it was like to live as a settler in Colonial America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2012

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Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: Presents details of daily life of American children during the period from 1775 to 1800.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 MIL

MacColl, Gail

Summary: Read about a unique set of American women cutting a swath through stodgy 19th century British aristocracy. The book covers not just who they were but the lows and the triumphs of their inter-continental marriages. Also included are many fascinating details on how they dressed and what they had to go through.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7104 MAC

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 974.7104 MAC

Ulrich, Laurel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974 ULR

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: The 1800 presidential election, the last great contest of the founding period, was so convulsive and so momentous for American democracy that Jefferson would later dub it "America's second revolution." America's first true presidential campaign gave birth to our two-party system and etched the lines of partisanship that have shaped American politics ever since. The contest featured two of our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.973 LAR

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.47 KIL

Wells, Jonathan Daniel

Summary: "Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In 'The Kidnapping Club,' historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing city rife with contradiction, where social hierarchy clashed with a rising...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WEL

Miller, Brandon Marie.

Summary: A social history of the American colonial period with a focus on the daily lives of women, including European immigrants, Native Americans, and slaves.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2003

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Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial tanner and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 675.23 PET

Martin, Justin.

Summary: "In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan--rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth;...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811.3 Martin 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MAR

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial miller and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 664.72 PET

Marsico, Katie

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial doctor and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 610.973 MAR

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial glassblower and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 666.1 PET

Neering, Rosemary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heritage House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.774 NEE

Jones, Martha S.

Summary: This volume explores the roles black women played in their communities' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, throughout the 19th century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324.6 Jon

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