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Robinson, Marilynne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.92 ROB

Reynoso, Naibe

Summary: Brief biographies in rhyme of 11 notable Latinos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Con Todo Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J SPANISH 920 REY

Summary: Narrated by Tony-and Academy Award-winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories, and shows. With performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and many more!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Gibson, Carrie

Summary: "Because of our shared English language, as well as the celebrated origin tales of the Mayflower and the rebellion of the British colonies, the United States has prized its Anglo heritage above all others. However, as Carrie Gibson explains with great depth and clarity in El Norte, the nation has much older Spanish roots--ones that have long been unacknowledged or marginalized. The Hispanic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GIB

Freeman, Charles

Summary: A radical reappraisal of the impact of Constantine's adoption of Christianity in 368 AD on the later Roman world, and on Western civilization. Adopting those aspects of the religion that suited his purposes, Constantine turned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.12 FRE

Davies, Norman

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941 DAV

Summary: This remarkable story from the past is especially timely today. Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800 years in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: "In the rush to redefine the place of black Americans in contemporary society, many radical activists and academics have mounted a campaign to destroy traditional American history and replace it with a politicized version that few would recognize. According to the new radical orthodoxy, the United States was founded as a racist nation--and everything that has happened throughout our history...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Emancipation Books 2021

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Dychtwald, Maddy

Summary: Life expectancy has soared to age seventy-seven and promises to rise further, and we are starting to make decisions based less on age and more on lifestyle and life stage. Maddy Dychtwald, a leading expert on generational marketing, offers a radical new view of how Americans live, work, and buy according to the new freedoms and responsibilities of our shifting age demographics, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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

Kopff, E. Christian.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ISI Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 480.7 Kopff

Summary: Declares "the American century", the name Henry Luce gave to an era of American prosperity beginning in 1941, dead, and collects essays explaining what the American century was and meant, and why many believe it has met a premature demise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 SHO

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Craughwell, Thomas J.

Summary: Describes how Thomas Jefferson brought his slave, James Hemings, to Paris to master French cooking in order to prepare delicious delicacies back in the United States, in a text that features twelve original recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JEFFERSON, THOMAS CRA

Summary: Dream A World Anew is the stunning gift book accompanying the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. It combines informative narratives from leading scholars, curators, and authors with objects from the museum's collection to present a thorough exploration of African American history and culture. The first half of the book bridges a major gap in our...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2016

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

Watts, Steven

Summary: JFK and the Masculine Mystique is not just another standard biography of the youthful president. By examining Kennedy in the context of certain books, movies, social critiques, music, and cultural discussions that framed his ascendancy, Watts shows us the excitement and sense of possibility, the optimism and aspirations, that accompanied the dawn of a new age in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, JOHN F. WAT

Weatherford, J. McIver.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.1 WEA

Fitts, Robert K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.357 FIT

Ahmed, Akbar S.

Summary: Tensions over Islam were escalating in Europe even before 9/11. Since then, repeated episodes of terrorism together with the refugee crisis have dramatically increased the divide between the majority population and Muslim communities, pushing the debate well beyond concerns over language and female dress. Meanwhile, the parallel rise of right-wing, nationalist political parties throughout the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.6 AHM

Kaplan, Alice Yaeger.

Summary: Examines how spending time abroad in Paris changed the lives and outlooks of three notable American women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Chicago Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.361 KAP

Menocal, Maria Rosa.

Summary: Undoing the familiar notion of the Middle Ages as a period of religious persecution and intellectual stagnation, Menocal brings us a portrait of a medieval culture where literature, science, and tolerance flourished for 500 years. The story begins as a young prince in exile--the last heir to an Islamic dynasty--founds a new kingdom on the Iberian peninsula: al-Andalus. Combining the best of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 946.02 MEN

Fischer, David Hackett

Summary: Discusses the transplanting of British folkways to America during four waves of immigration between 1629 and 1775.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1989

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

Hoock, Holger

Summary: "The American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best to encourage after the war. But as historian Holger Hoock shows in this ... account of America's founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 HOO

Summary: Combines elements of analysis, history, biography, performance, and the personal passions of six presenters to tell the stories behind the stories of six Shakespeare plays. Includes interviews with actors, directors, and scholars; visits to key locations; clips from celebrated film and television adaptations; and illustrative excerpts from performances staged at Shakespeare's Globe in London...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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

D'Souza, Dinesh

Summary: Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world? D'Souza offers a passionate and sharply reasoned defense of America, knocking down every important accusation made by Progressives...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 DSO

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