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Hartman, Saidiya V.

Summary: "A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century. In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer relations,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.48 HAR

Kim, Anne

Summary: "For the majority of young adults today, the transition to independence is a time of excitement and possibility. But 4.5 million young people or a stunning 11.5 percent of youth aged sixteen to twenty-four experience entry into adulthood as abrupt abandonment, a time of disconnection from school, work, and family. For this growing population of Americans, which includes kids aging out of foster...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.235 KIM

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 MUR

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Nazario, Sonia.

Summary: Based on the Los Angeles Times series that won two Pulitzer Prizes, this is a timeless story of families torn apart. When Enrique was five, his mother, too poor to feed her children, left Honduras to work in the United States. The move allowed her to send money back home so Enrique could eat better and go to school past the third grade. She promised she would return quickly, but she struggled...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 NAZ

Kalman, Bobbie

Summary: Describes various aspects of the lives of women and girls during the nineteenth century, including their lack of educational opportunities, restrictive clothing, pastimes, courtship and marriage, and limited employment prospects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.4 KAL

Kristof, Nicholas D.

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: A plea -- deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans -- to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 Kristof 2020

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kiernan, Stephen P.

Summary: Analyzes American patriotism and honors individuals who the author believes live in accord with founding-father intents, from a minister's multicultural choir to a retiree who created a health-care plan for people without insurance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 KIE

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Traister, Rebecca

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "In a provocative, groundbreaking work, National Magazine Award­-finalist Rebecca Traister, "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" (Anne Lamott), traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. For legions of women, living single isn't news; it's life. In 2009, the award-winning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8 TRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.81 TRA

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: 1980s Medical Procedures

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

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Summary: Interview with Texas Methodist minister (part 1)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

View online at AVOD

Summary: Interview with Texas Methodist minister (part 2)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

View online at AVOD

Summary: Surgery performed in Operating Room

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1981

View online at AVOD

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Vance, J. D.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit #1-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance
Call number: Book Club Kit #2-921 VANCE, J.D. Vance

Putnam, Robert D.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -- and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the individualism that currently weakens our country"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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Corchado, Alfredo

Summary: When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Laskas, Jeanne Marie

Summary: "Character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day--and yet we barely think of them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.5 LAS

Luiselli, Valeria

Summary: "Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin-American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights thecontradiction of the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants with the reality of racism and fear--both here and back home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.23 LUI

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.2 HAR

Petersen, Christine.

Summary: Explores the everyday life of a colonial glassblower and his responsibilities, social practices, and importance to the community.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 666.1 PET

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