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    American nightmare: the history of Jim Crow

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    P119a
    2016

    American nightmare: the history of Jim Crow

    Packard, Jerrold M.

    For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life--and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of the Jim Crow was to keep African Americans subjugated at a level as close as possible to their former slave status. Exceeding even South Africa's notorious apartheid in the humiliation, degradation, and suffering it brought, Jim Crow left scars on the American psyche that are still felt today. This book examines and explains Jim Crow from its beginnings to its end: how it came into being, how it lived, how it was justified, and how, at long last, it was overcome only a few short decades ago. Most importantly, this book reveals how a nation founded on principles of equality and freedom came to enact as law a pervasive system of inequality and virtual slavery. Although America has finally consigned Jim Crow to the historical graveyard, Jerrold Packard shows why it is important that this scourge--and an understanding of how it happened--remain alive in the nation's collective memory.

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    Animal farm

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    Animal farm

    Orwell, George

    Animal Farm is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. It's an account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message. Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.

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    Automobiles and automobiling

    Automobiles and automobiling

    Guichard, Ami, editor.

    Offers a short, accessible, and entertaining introduction to one of the most talked-about areas of physics today. String theory has been called the "theory of everything." It seeks to describe all the fundamental forces of nature. It encompasses gravity and quantum mechanics in one unifying theory. But it is unproven and fraught with controversy. After reading this book, you'll be able to draw your own conclusions about string theory.

    Due 05/08/19

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    Behind rebel lines : the incredible story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War spy

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    R379b
    2018

    Behind rebel lines : the incredible story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War spy

    Reit, Seymour.

    When war erupts between the States in 1861, President Lincoln makes an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, young Emma Edmonds poses as a man and enlists in the Union Army, becoming a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death behind Confederate lines.

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    The Conscientious Objector: the true story of an American soldier [videorecording]

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    C755
    2014

    The Conscientious Objector: the true story of an American soldier [videorecording]

    An incredible true story of Desmon T. Doss, a World War II hro who never once touched a firearm.

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    Costa Rica

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    2016

    Costa Rica

    Kast-Myers, Marlise, MacKinnon, Dorothy, and Van F

    Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Costa Rica, including canopy tours, surf spots, beaches on both coasts, and eco-lodges from Tortuguero to the Osa Peninsula. Our local experts vet very recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth.

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    Countries, peoples & cultures: Central & South America

    972.8
    S528
    2016
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    Countries, peoples & cultures: Central & South America Central and South America

    editor, Michael Shally-Jensen, PhD

    Geographic resource on the countries, peoples and cultures of Central and South America

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    Daughters of the Union: northern women fight the Civil War

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    S582d
    2012

    Daughters of the Union: northern women fight the Civil War

    Silber, Nina.

    Casts a spotlight on some of the most overlooked and least understood participants in the American Civil War: the women of the North. Unlike their Confederate counterparts, who were often caught in the midst of the conflict, most Northern women remained far from the dangers of battle. Nonetheless, they enlisted in the Union cause on their home ground, and the experience transformed their lives.

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    Deliverance

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    C998d
    2014

    Deliverance

    Czerkasij, Alla.

    Alla was just a child when World War II invaded the Ukraine. The blunt horror of war ended her childhood. In 1944 Allied forces made their way toward the German forced-labor camp where she and a handful of family members struggled to stay alive. Under the constant threat of starvation, torture, and death, Alla remembered childhood moments on her knees when she had sensed the presence of God. Alla decided that if the war ever ended and she survived to see it, she would find Him again.

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    Dominican Republic

    917.293
    L847do
    2016

    Dominican Republic

    Grosberg, Michael

    The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries, with stunning mountain scenery, desert scrublands, evocative colonial architecture and beaches galore.

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    Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    918.66
    L847e
    2016

    Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

    St. Louis, Regis

    Picturesque colonial centers, Kichwa villages, Amazonian rainforest and the breathtaking heights of the Andes--Ecuador may be small, but it has a dazzling array of wonders.

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    Fodor's Peru

    918.5
    D845p
    2016

    Fodor's Peru

    Dudenhoefer, David.

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    Fodor's Travel: Chile

    918.304
    F653c
    2016

    Fodor's Travel: Chile

    Balfour, Barbara

    Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Chile, including San Pedro de Atacama's colorful desert landscapes, Valparaiso's charming hills, and PAtagonia's spectactular volcanoes and lakes. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it's your first trip or your fifth. Includes must-see attractions from Santiago to Easter Island, perfect hotels for every budget, best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes, useful features on itineraries, Chilean wildlife, and wine, valuable tips on when to go and ways to save, insider perspective from local experts, and maps and color photos to guide and inspire your trip.

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    The great American cereal book: how breakfast got its crunch

    641.3
    G536g
    2012

    The great American cereal book: how breakfast got its crunch

    Gitlin, Marty.

    A pop culture compendium of breakfast cereal history, lore, and over 300 photographic images from the last 100 years.

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    The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

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    2013

    The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

    Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)

    Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

    Due 05/03/19

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    Pathways of the Pioneers: stories of the men and women who founded the Adventist church [sound recording]

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    922.6
    P294
    2014

    Pathways of the Pioneers: stories of the men and women who founded the Adventist church [sound recording]

    These are the pathways of the faithful men and women who devoted their lives to spreading the gospel and establishing the Seventh-day Adventist Chruch. Including more than 100 amazing stories, this series begins with God's call to William Miller, concludes with the death of Ellen G. White, and brings to life all the wonderful and difficult years in between. Dramatized by the creative team of 'Your Story House', these stories will inspire, delight, and educate. Sure to be enjoyed by all ages, this collection is excellent for a variety of settings, including the car, family and worship, school classrooms, home school classes, and church programs.

    Due 05/09/19

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    Shattered

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    #2
    2016

    Shattered

    Pettrey, Dani

    When her prodigal brother's return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKEnna is determined to protect him. Deputy Grainger loves the MCKennas like family, but he's also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to decieve you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon's career in jeopardy.

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    The underground railroad

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    The underground railroad

    Still, William

    A "conductor" based in Philadelphia, Still (1821–1902) helped guide fugitive slaves to safety in the years before the Civil War. He also created this unforgettable history, a collection of carefully preserved letters, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts about refugees' hardships, narrow escapes, and deadly struggles. In the long list of names who have suffered and died in the cause of freedom, not one, perhaps, could be found whose efforts to redeem a poor family of slaves were more Christlike than Seth Concklin's, whose noble and daring spirit has been so long completely shrouded in mystery. Except John Brown, it is a question, whether his rival could be found with respect to boldness, disinterestedness and willingness to be sacrificed for the deliverance of the oppressed.

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    Western Europe

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    T478w
    2015

    Western Europe

    Thompson, Wayne C.

    Current information on Western Europe.

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    Whispers of winter

    813.54
    P485a
    #3
    2007

    Whispers of winter

    Peterson, Tracie.

    The unforgiving descent of Alaskan has Jayce Kincaid and Jacob Barringer struggling for survival after their ship is trapped in the ice floes of the Arctic. Back at Last Chance Creek, Leah and Helaina endure the long separation--Leah wondering if her children will ever know their father and Helaina longing for the chance to express her love to Jacob. When unexpected loss invades their world and tragedy looms once again, will they find the strength to trust in God's faithfullness?.

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