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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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

Turtu, Anthony.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rivers Press 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 TUR

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

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1 available in Graphic Novels, Call number: J 978.032 BRO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Hayes, Derek

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Explores the U.S.'s past from a geographical perspective, presenting more than five hundred historical maps from collections around the world and discussing important events and cultural changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2007

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Bourgois, Philippe I.

Summary: This study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. The authors followed a social network of heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, panhandling, recycling and day labour.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.9084 BOU

Hinding, Andrea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Donning Co. 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 267.3973 HIN

Mann, Robert

Summary: America's Descent into Vietnam, Given by Dr. JamesE. Archer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 MAN

Summary: This film depicts a naive young woman whose stock rises at a pretentious art magazine because of her budding relationship with a once brilliant photographer who had a breakdown years ago. The question is how deeply Syd is willing to immerse herself in Berliner's hedonistic, heroin-infused, lesbian lifestyle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2004

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

LaMarche, Una.

Summary: "The book June Cleaver would have written if she spent more time drinking and less time vacuuming. As a girl, Una LaMarche was as smart as she was awkward. She was blessed with a precocious intellect, a love of all things pop culture, and eyebrows bushier than Frida Kahlo's. Adversity made her stronger...and funnier. In UNABROW, Una shares the cringe-inducing lessons she's learned from a life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAMARCHE, UNA LAM

Hesse, Karen.

Summary: During the Great Depression, fourteen-year-old Billie Jo must endure heartwrenching ordeals that no child should have to face. She and her parents struggle to keep their Oklahoma farm running as a drought and devastating dust storms take a toil on both the land and the family. In this midst of this turmoil, a tragic household accident badly injures both Billie Jo and her mother. The quiet...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD HES

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield

Summary: Explains basic facts about the Big Dipper, including which stars make up the constellation, how its position changes in the sky, and how it points to the North Star.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1991

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Marzollo, Jean.

Summary: A Greek myth about the love of a mother and child introduces two constellations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2005

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 398.2 Marzollo

Newberger, Stuart H.

Summary: Combining the international intrigue of John le Carré with the courtroom drama of John Grisham, this real-life legal thriller asks how we can bring leaders of sovereign nations to account for their crimes. On September 19, 1989, 170 people were killed when UTA Flight 772 was destroyed by a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents. Despite being one of the deadliest terror attacks in history,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 NEW

Durbin, William

Summary: Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC DUR

Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 45th Parallel Press/Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.917 LOH

Contents: Letter to America / Francisco Alarcon -- Lawd, dese Colored chillum / Fareedah Allah -- Powwow / Carroll Arnett/Gogisgi -- Song of the breed / Carroll Arnett/Gogisgi -- Late bus (after a series of hold-ups) / Russell Atkins -- So Mexicans are taking jobs from Americans / Jimmy Santiago Baca -- There are black / Jimmy Santiago Baca -- The old man's lazy / Peter Blue Cloud -- The lovers of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 LET

Chaich, John

Summary: Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community showcases twenty-nine artists who are moving through the narrow space that is gay or straight, biological or social, craft and fine art and doing so explicitly through their work in fiber and textile. Loaded with gender connotations and power hierarchies, fiber-based handicrafts such as crochet, embroidery, knitting, macrame, quilting, and sewing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ammo 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 746 CHA

Davidson, Abraham A.

Contents: Beginnings of American painting -- History of America in paintings -- Notable American portraits -- American natural landscape -- Americans at work and play -- Visionary tradition -- American urban landscape -- Nonobjective painting -- Painting in the 1960s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams, Harry N. 1974

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 759.13 DAV

Duram, Leslie A.

Summary: A work describing a course of action, based on the best research available, to improve the health of agriculture of today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 631.584 DUR

Lukacs, Paul (Paul B.)

Contents: Introduction: Doubtless as good -- Eastern dreams -- California gold -- Wine as booze -- First families -- Machines in the garden -- Small is beautiful -- Beyond California -- The Rise of American cuisine -- The World comes knocking.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.22 LUK

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression--only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand it. These people are at the heart of this reinterpretation of one of the most crucial events of the twentieth century. Author Shlaes presents the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Wright, Stephen L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WRI

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: "One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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Israel, Barbara.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry N. Abrams 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 709 Israel