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Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

Gordon, Robert J.

Summary: Examines the economic growth of the United States since the Civil War, arguing that the rate of growth between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated and that a number of issues are further stagnating the already slow rate of productivity growth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 GOR

Summary: Coal Mining (Part 1)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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Causey, Frances

Summary: Explores the impact that deregulation and outsourcing have had on American's middle class.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2013

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

Summary: Coal Mining (Part 2)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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Summary: Program on Gasohol. Shots of alcohol being bottled, cars on roads and highways, pumping gas into cars.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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Summary: Shots of a sewing factory/garment industry. Workers--all women--at sewing machines, supervisor continually brings more pieces

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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Greenspan, Alan

Summary: "In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 GRE

Summary: Examines economics professor and Clinton Administration cabinet member Robert Reich's crusade to expose the problem of income inequality in the United States.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 DVD Inequality 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INE
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF INE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NonFic In

Reich, Robert B.

Summary: Uses illustrations and infographics to explain such vital economic issues as the minimum wage, taxes, and healthcare, advocating against the policies of global austerity, right-wing populism, and "Trumponomics."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 REI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A & W Publishers 1983

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.927 AME

Quart, Alissa

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Summary: "Squeezed" weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique to show how the high cost of parenthood and our increasingly unstable job market have imploded the middle-class American Dream for many families, and offers surprising solutionsfor how we might change things. Families today are squeezed on every side--from high childcare costs and harsh employment policies to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 QUA

Summary: Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carmegie, Morgan, Ford, the Men Who Built America. Meet the titans who forged the foundation of modern America and created the American Dream. The mini-series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States. a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: History 2012

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MEN RATED NR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Me

Roithmayr, Daria.

Summary: "This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress? Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8 ROI

Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Introduces the concept of capitalism, discussing its role in U.S. history and its impact on workers, politics, and society.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 330.122 BUR

Warren, Elizabeth

Summary: "Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2017

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Deitrick, Bob.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Advantage 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 330.973 DEI

Summary: Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE WHE

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WHE RATED R

Harris, Malcolm

Summary: "Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and developmentally delayed. In fact, they are the hardest working and most educated generation in American history, a generation that poured unprecedented amounts of time and money into preparing themselves for the 21st century market. Yet here they are: poorer, more medicated, more precariously employed, and with less of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2017

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Burgan, Michael.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the Great Depression. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a Bonus Army marcher, a teenager riding the rails, and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Murray, Charles A.

Summary: A critique of the white American class structure argues that the paths of social mobility that once advanced the nation are now serving to further isolate an elite upper class while enforcing a growing and resentful white underclass.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Forum 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.8 MUR

Woodward, Bob

Summary: Traces the behind-the-scenes battle between President Barack Obama and Congress over the nation's economy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.973 WOO

Allen, Frederick Lewis

Summary: A survey of major changes in American life and ideas during the first half of the twentieth century, focusing on economic expansion and its influence on the American standard of living, thinking, and citizenship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 1952

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 ALL