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Maggor, Noam

Summary: Brahmin Capitalism explores the surprisingly dynamic role of established wealth in the rise of modern capitalism in the United States. Far from declining in prosperity and influence, elite Bostonians of illustrious lineage - the quintessential old money families on the American scene - successfully reinvented themselves. Better known as social reformers, philanthropists, and men of letters,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Luchetti, Cathy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2001

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 978.02 LUC

Krohn, Katherine E.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in the American West from the 1840s to the 1890s, examining the clothing and accessories of Native Americans, early pioneers, and the men and women of different social classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-first Century Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 KRO

Josephson, Judith Pinkerton.

Summary: Describes what life was like for young people moving to and living on the western frontier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978 JOS

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 KOH

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAS BASKET

Gessner, David

Summary: Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists--from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches--braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the lives of all those who care about the West. What is...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 978 GES

Todras, Ellen H.

Summary: Investigates how early settlers traveled west towards the Pacific in wagon trains, and examines the hardships they faced and the towns they founded.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 978.02 TOD

Pagnamenta, Peter.

Summary: Recounts the lives and adventures of British aristocrats who explored and settled in the American West between 1830 and 1890, becoming landowners and making social adjustments to rub elbows with fur traders, Indians, and buffalo.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 PAG

Summary: In this landmark living history series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. Host Michael Mosley joins a group of 21st century families as they move in and experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Noted philosophers, authors and theologians address various topics such as spirituality using examples from historical times to the present.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Four Seasons Productions 2004

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

Summary: Through first-hand accounts, viewers relive the rush for gold and other opportunities in the West and witness the effect of westward migrations on Native Americans. This program explores the adventures of the ’49ers on the overland trails and witness the prosperity of the gold rush towns like San Francisco, as well as broken treaties with the Plains Indians and the slaughter of Native American...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Summary: From Mexican landowners in California to Native American tribes in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this film examines various perspectives on territorial claims to the West and the history of U.S. annexation. This program explains how events, such as the Texas War of Independence, opened the door to U.S. annexation. Diary excerpts, letters, and other primary resources vividly portray the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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Nelson, Megan Kate

Summary: "A dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American history. In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West. Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 NEL

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

Briody, Blaire

Summary: The New Wild West is the definitive account of what's happening on the ground and what really happens to a community when the energy industry is allowed to set up in a town with little regulation or oversight - and at what cost.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 BRI

Kirkpatrick, Jane

Summary: "In 1911, Carrie Strahorn wrote a memoir entitled Fifteen Thousand Miles by Stage, which shared some of the most exciting events of 25 years of traveling and shaping the American West with her husband, Robert Strahorn, a railroad promoter, investor, and writer. In this fictionalized story, Carrie revisits those adventures, exploring the lessons she learned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC KIR

Gessner, David

Summary: "Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, ... nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists from Stegner's birthplace in Saskatchewan to the site of Abbey's pilgrimages to Arches National Park in Utah, braiding their stories and asking how they speak to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 GES

Sides, Hampton.

Summary: Examines America's westward expansion, describing the forcible subjugation of Native American tribes, including the fierce battles against the Navajo which ended with a brutal siege at Canyon de Chelly and the "Long Walk" migration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978 SID

Hagedorn, Ann.

Summary: The surprising story of America in the year 1919--democracy under stress. In the aftermath of an unprecedented world war and a flu pandemic, Americans were full of hope for the benefits of peace. But instead, the fear of terrorism filled their days. Bolshevism was the new menace, and the federal government, utilizing a vast network of domestic spies, began to watch anyone deemed suspicious. A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.913 HEG

Chang, Gordon H.

Summary: In 1864, as the Civil War still raged, throngs of Chinese migrants began to converge on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad. Over the next five years, they blasted tunnels through the granite cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laid tracks across the burning Nevada and Utah deserts. As many as twelve hundred lost their lives along the route. Those who survived would...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC HAL

Low, Ann Marie

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.4 LOW ANN MARIE, LOW

Summary: Profiles six prominent heroes and villains of the American West.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Wi

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