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Gaines, James R.

Summary: "A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2022

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 GAI

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Maddow, Rachel

1 hold on 10 copies

Summary: Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis. Inspired by her research for the hit podcast Ultra, Rachel Maddow charts the rise of a wild American strain of authoritarianism that has been alive on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.53 MAD

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ELL

McRae, Elizabeth Gillespie

Summary: "They are often seen in photos of crowds in the mid-century South--white women shooting down blacks with looks of pure hatred. Yet it is the male white supremacists who have been the focus of the literature on white resistance to Civil Rights. This groundbreaking first book recovers the daily workers who upheld the system of segregation and Jim Crow for so long--white women. Every day in rural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 MCR

Ziegelman, Jane

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "From the author of the acclaimed 97 Orchard and her husband, a culinary historian, an in-depth exploration of the greatest food crisis the nation has ever faced--the Great Depression--and how it transformed America's culinary culture. The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country's political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 ZIE

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Hist Wom Cobbs

Beck, Richard

Summary: "During the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, social workers and prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and they consisted of a brutality and sadism...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 BEC

Darman, Jonathan.

Summary: Jonathan Darman tells the story of two giants of American politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and how these two men changed American politics forever.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320 DAR

Sandbrook, Dominic.

Contents: Washington, D.C., August 1974 -- Conspiracy theory -- If he's so dumb, how come he's president? -- Archie's guys -- The porno plague -- Interlude: Born to run -- Let's look ferocious -- Southie won't go -- Redneck chic -- The man of a thousand faces -- Interlude: TV's super women -- The weirdo factor -- Reagan country -- The Jimmy and Jerry show -- Washington, D.C, January 1977 -- Mr. Carter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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

Campbell, W. Joseph.

Summary: Did the Washington Post bring down Richard Nixon by reporting on the Watergate scandal? Did a cryptic remark by Walter Cronkite effectively end the Vietnam War? Did William Randolph Hearst vow to "finish the war" in the 1898 conflict with Spain? In Getting It Wrong, W. Joseph Campbell addresses and dismantles such prominent media-driven myths--stories about or by the news media that are widely...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 071.3 CAM

Sonnie, Amy

Summary: "Some of the most important and little-known activists of the 1960s were poor and working-class radicals. Inspired by the Civil Rights movement, the Black Panthers, and progressive populism, they started to organize significant political struggles against racism and inequality during the 1960s and into the 1970s. Historians of the period have traditionally emphasized the work of white college...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 322.4 SON

Cobb, Charles E.

Summary: "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 COB

Lichtblau, Eric.

Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC

Derks, Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Martinez, Claudia Guadalupe

Summary: En el primer libro infantil que describe el capítulo olvidado de la historia de los Estados Unidos conocido como la Repatriación Mexicana, un niño y su familia dejan su amado hogar para evitar ser separados por el gobierno. Ante la perspectiva de ser separados, un niño y su familia toman la difícil decisión de dejar su hogar y emprender un viaje lleno de incertidumbre. En el camino, se...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc. 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MAR

Jenkins, Philip

Contents: Mainstreaming the sixties -- Going too far : bicentennial America -- Against the grain -- The politics of children : 1977 -- Predators -- Captive America : 1980 -- Into the Reagan era -- Evil empires -- Dark victories -- The abuse epidemic -- Wars without end.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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

Derks, Scott.

Contents: v. 1. The working class -- v. 2. The middle class -- v. 3. The upper class -- v. 4. Their children -- v. 5. Americans at war -- v. 6. Women at work -- v. 7. Social Movements -- v. 9. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War -- v. 10. Sports & recreation

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Pub. 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Reference, Call number: R 305.5 DER

Talbot, David

Summary: 'By the Light of Burning Dreams' chronicles some of the most important moments of activism from the 60s and 70s, and ties them into the arrival of today's major political players and major progressive movements. David and Margaret Talbot are both very well-connected, with contacts such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., George R.R. Martin,Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, and Oliver Stone. From the founder...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Zeitz, Joshua.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 ZEI

Brathwaite, Lisa D.

Summary: "The life work of Eunice W. Johnson, co-founder of Ebony magazine and a visionary who championed Black elegance through the Ebony Fashion Fair-a cross-country fashion show fundraiser"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Hogan, Kristen

Summary: "From the 1970s through the 1990s more than one hundred feminist bookstores built a transnational network that helped shape some of feminism's most complex conversations. Kristen Hogan traces the feminist bookstore movement's rise and eventual fall, restoring its radical work to public feminist memory. The bookwomen at the heart of this story-mostly lesbians and including women of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381 HOG

Gallagher, Charles R.

Summary: "During WWII, a group of American Catholics openly embraced Nazism. Their armed wing, the Christian Front, stockpiled weapons for the revolution. Charles Gallagher unearths the history of these forgotten terrorists, the mainstream leaders who protected them, the powers who brought them down, and a society that has suppressed their memory"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 GAL

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