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National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.709 Smithsonian

Nevins, Allan

Summary: This is a magnificent, well written and well researched history of the period 1857 - 1861 by Alan Nevins, who was one of the greatest American historians of the 20th Century. This was a time when the American political system collapsed into chaos and eventual civil war over the issue of slavery and its extension into new states. The Democrats (who were the conservative party of the time)...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charles Scribner's Sons 1950

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 NEV

Nevins, Allan.

Summary: "Violence was an American tradition," Allan Nevins reminds us at the beginning of this chronicle of the eve of the Civil War. On 10/16/1859 John Brown & 17 of his followers seized the armory & arsenal at Harper's Ferry. They'd counted on an uprising of the slaves. There was no uprising. On 12/2, Brown was hanged after a fair trail. To certain Northern zealots he was a martyr; to Allan Nevins he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1900

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 NEV

Nevins, Allan

Summary: [The book] will take its place as the standard history of the eighteen-fifties. Our armies in Mexico had won victory after victory. But victory in war does not invariably spell an untroubled peace. This was the lesson that America was to learn for the first time in the year from 1847 to 1852. And this is the theme of [the book] in which [the author] explores the state of our civilization after...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1973

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 NEV

Summary: Filmed as if through the president's own eyes, Lincoln goes deeper than any documentary has before to reveal the troubled depths behind the man known as the Great Emancipator.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A&E Home Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Fehrenbacher, Don E. (Don Edward)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Jackson, Holly

Summary: "A character-driven narrative history about the nineteenth-century radicals--from Fanny Wright and Henry David Thoreau to John Brown and William Lloyd Garrison--who demanded that the United States live up to its revolutionary ideals, and what their successes and failures can teach us today"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 JAC

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: A portrait of the nineteenth-century statesman includes discussions of Stevens's decades-long fight against slavery, key role in the Union war effort, and postwar legislation for American racial justice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEVENS, THADDEUS LEV

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 Images

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973 IMA

Summary: Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey from slavery to freedom, with the legendary Harriot Tubman blazing the trail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD UND

Widmer, Edward L.

Summary: As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration--an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent by any means necessary. Drawing on new research, this account reveals the President-Elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, foiling an assassination attempt, and forging an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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Jakes, John

Summary: Post-Civil War prosperity has transformed the nation as well and the Kents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Signet 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAK

Mosher, Howard Frank.

Summary: Morgan Kinneson is both hunter and hunted. The sharpshooting seventeen-year-old from Kingdom County, Vermont, is determined to track down his brother, Pilgrim, a doctor who has gone missing from the Union Army. But first Morgan must elude a group of murderous escaped convicts in pursuit of a mysterious stone that has fallen into his possession.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shaye Areheart Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

Howe, LeAnne

Summary: "May 1875: Mary Todd Lincoln is addicted to opiates and tried in a Chicago court on charges of insanity. Entered into evidence is Ms. Lincoln's claim that every night a Savage Indian enters her bedroom and slashes her face and scalp. She is swiftly committed to Bellevue Place Sanitarium. Her hauntings may be a reminder that in 1862, President Lincoln ordered the hanging of thirty-eight Dakotas...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOW

Woodhouse, Kimberley

Summary: Can Olivia survive the crime and Gold Rush fever of 1849...and the countless marriage proposals? A series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. The Daughters of the Mayflower series continues when Olivia Brighton finds herself widowed and working her brother's restaurant in San Francisco during the height of the rush for gold. Even though she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barbour Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WOO

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Summary: A fresh and relevant narrative about the men who led this country through change and the lives they affected, from an early idea of democracy to our first African-American President.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Educational Productions 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV AME

Algeo, Matthew.

Summary: Recounts the summer of 1893 when President Grover Cleveland disappeared for five days, covering up a surgery to remove cancer from his palate and jaw.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLEVELAND, GROVER ALG

Waugh, John C.

Summary: How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House? How did he become this one man great enough to risk the fate of the nation on the well-worn but cast-off notion that all men are created equal? John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln's road to the Civil War.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Audiobooks 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM WAU

Summary: In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston, a city of so many firsts that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "Thomas Edison was an inventor who changed everything! One of his most famous inventions was the phonograph. It was the first machine to record and play sounds. Read this book to find out how he did it. Then check out the rest of the Amazing Inventors & Innovators series to learn about other great minds,"--page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle/ an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 1
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 2
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 3
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 4

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