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Whitman, Sylvia

Summary: Explores the experiences of children living in the United States during World War II, including writing V-mail to soldiers, participating in air raid drills, planting Victory Gardens, buying stamps for war bonds, and gathering cooking grease and scrap metal for making bombs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53161 WHI

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 HOM

Terkel, Studs

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 TER

Summary: The Fatal Fingerprint. Cops taking man's fingerprints, expert examining them, comparing.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1934

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Summary: Tough Guys: Investigation and arraignment of Bruno Hauptmann (for Lindbergh kidnapping and murder)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1934

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Summary: Beer drinkers have sit-down strike when price of beer goes up to ten cents.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1937

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Summary: Sit-down strike in Detroit

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1937

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Summary: Strange human-powered flying machine inventions that never really worked, including one that actually looks like a bird.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1933

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Summary: Several different strikes - auto plant, shoe factory, newspaper office and cannery.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1937

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Summary: Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2012

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DUS

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 SHL

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: Brings to life a fulcrum moment in American history--the tense, feverish first one hundred days of FDR's presidency, when he and his inner circle completely reinvented the role of the federal government in response to the Crash of 1929 and its consequences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 Coh

Summary: The draught of 1931 brought financial and emotional ruin to thousands of families in the Southern Plains. Dust Bowl was America's worst ecological disaster.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SUR

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.917 DEA

Shlaes, Amity.

Summary: Shlaes offers a reinterpretation of the Great Depression, seeking to demonstrate how the failures of Hoover and Roosevelt to understand the prosperity of the 1920s directly contributed to massive national burdens that marginalized common citizens.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.916 SHL

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: Harper Perennial 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: 978 SHA

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 ALL

Watkins, T. H. (Tom H.)

Summary: It was the worst of times and the best of times. It was an era of unprecedented crisis and a time of unprecedented courage. Now, in a single, comprehensive volume, The Hungry Years tells the story of the Great Depression through the eyes of the people who lived through it. Less concerned with the power brokers in Washington than with the daily struggles of ordinary people at the grassroots...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co. 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.916 WAT

Cooke, Alistair

Summary: Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Alistair Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. Cooke traveled small highways, with their advertising signs and their local topography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters and the reactions of the citizens to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.5373 COO

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Press 2002

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

Trigiani, Adriana.

Summary: Two star-crossed lovers--Enzo and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC TRI

Cooke, Alistair

Summary: Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Cooke, a newly naturalized citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing a monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5373 COO

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

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

Summary: Goofy segment from a documentary telling the story of "A.V. Ation". Shots of wacky, poorly conceived flying machines.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1935

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