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    1776

    973.3
    M133s
    2005

    1776

    McCullough, David G.

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    Tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers.

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    The 1930s

    973.9
    Y78ni
    2016

    The 1930s

    Young, William

    The dark cloud of the Depression shadowed most of Americans' lives during the 1930s. Books, movies, songs, and stories of the 1930s gave Americans something to hope for by depicting a world of luxury and money. Major figures of the age included Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Irving Berlin, Amelia Earhart, Duke Ellington, the Marx Brothers, Margaret Mitchell, Cole Porter, Joe Louis, Babe Ruth, Shirley Temple, and Frank Lloyd Wright. innovations in technology and travel hinted at a Utopian society just off the horizon, group sports and activities gave the unemployed masses ways to spend their days, and a powerful new demographic--the American teenager--suddenly found itself courted by advertisers and entertainers.

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    The 1940s

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    2016

    The 1940s

    Sickels, Robert

    The 1940s were like no other time in U.S. history. The nation went to war in both Europe and Asia; meanwhile, the American population shifted from being largely rural to predominantly urban. The "greatest generation" saw, and helped, American change forever. Robert Sickels captures the many ways in which the nation's popular culture grew and evolved. The 1940s saw the emergence of such phenomena as television, Levittown housing, comic-book superheroes, pre-packaged foods, Christian Dior's "New Look," the original swing music, and the first Beatniks.

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    The 1950s

    973.921
    Y78ni
    2016

    The 1950s

    Young, William H.

    Have the 1950s been overly romanticized? Beneath the calm, conformist exterior, new ideas and attitudes were percolating. This was the decade of McCarthyism, Levitowns, and men in gray flannel suits, but the 1950s also saw bold architectural styles, the rise of paperback novels and the Beat writers, Cinema Scope, and film noir, television variety shows, the Golden Age of the automobile, subliminal advertising, fast food, Frisbees, ang Silly Putty. Meanwhile, teens attained a more prominent role in American culture with hot rods, rock 'n' roll, preppies and greasers, and juvenile delinquency. At the same time, a new technological threat, the atom bomb, lurked beneath the surface of the postwar decade. This volume presents a nuanced look at a surprisingly complex time in American popular culture.

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    1965: The most revolutionary year in music

    781.641
    J12ni
    2015

    1965: The most revolutionary year in music

    Jackson, Andrew Grant

    During twelve unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent Sixties, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In this book, the author chronicles a groundbreaking year of creativity fueled by rivalries between musicians and continents, as well as sweeping social changes and technological breakthroughs.

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    The 1970s

    306.097
    S129n
    2016

    The 1970s

    Sagert, Kelly Boyer

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    The 1970s: a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality

    909.82
    B738n
    2016

    The 1970s: a new global history from civil rights to economic inequality

    Borstelmann, Thomas

    The 1970s looks at an iconic decade when the cultural Left and economic Right came to the fore in American society and the world at large. While many have seen the 1970s as simple a period of failures epitomized by Watergate, inflation, the oil crisis, global unrest, and disillusionment, with military efforts in Vietnam, Thomas Borstelmann creates a new framework for understanding the period and its legacy. He demonstrates how the 1970s increased social inclusiveness and, at the same time, encouraged commitments to the free market and wariness of government. American culture and much of the rest of the world became more--and less--equal, transformations that continue to resonate today.

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    The 1980s

    306.097
    B328n
    2016

    The 1980s

    Batchelor, Bob

    Topics include Everyday America, World of Youth, Advertising, Architecture, Fashion, Food, Leisure Activities, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Travel. and Visual Arts.

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    The 1990s

    973.929
    O98ni
    2016

    The 1990s

    Oxoby, Marc

    The last decade of the millennium was, in many ways, the most diverse and fascinating in the history of American culture. Alternative subcultures gained unprecedented exposure, manifest in such phenomena as grunge music, "gansta" rap, hip-hop fashion, raves, extremem sports, and the art of Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano. Science fiction came to the mainstream. bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam spread the Seattle Rock scene across America. And even coffeehouse culture went mainstream with the proliferation of the Starbucks chain.

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    The 20th century: a moving visual history  [videorecording]

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    909.821
    T971
    2005

    The 20th century: a moving visual history [videorecording]

    Chronicles the monumental changes in our world over the past 100 years.Side 1 A: The 1900s, The Seeds of Progress; The 1910s, The Modern Age Begins; The 1920s, A Decade of Contradictions. Side 1 B:The 1930s, The Great Depression; The 1940s, War, Recovery and Rebirth. Side 2 A: The 1950s, Promoting The American Dream; The 1960s, A Global Revolution. Side 2 B: The 1970s, Power Plays; The 1980s, A Decade of Decadence; The 1990's, America's Hard Drive.

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    A Family on Wheels: Further Adventures of the Von Trapp Family Singers

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    A Family on Wheels: Further Adventures of the Von Trapp Family Singers

    Trapp, Maria Augusta

    As thousands of readers know, the Trapp family fled from Austria to escape Hitler, and arrived in America nearly penniless to begin a new life as professional musicians. Maria Trapp has told that story in her heart-warming, popular book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Now she shares her family's adventures from the time when she wrote the first book to their final tour I 1955, and in this story are the same elements of love, humor, drama and victory that made the earlier volume memorable. Including enough of their earlier experiences to make this book stand independently, Mrs. Trapp continues the fascinating story of their life in Vermont and on more American and international concert tours. A successful South American tour launched them on a series of international engagements - including a return to Europe and their old home in Austria, where after twelve years' absence they received a royal welcome. They also sang in Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia, and Mrs. Trapp has included here an unforgettable account of their visit to Father Damien's famous Molokai leper colony in Hawaii. A last American tour marked the end of a distinguished musical career for the Trapp Family Singers. Writing in that warm, humorous style characteristic of her other book, Maria Trapp gives the reader a real feeling of sharing her family's joie de vivre and wonder as they fly over the Andes and visit the tomb of St. Peter - and their pleasure in making new friends around the world and returning to old friends at home. Readers will find in A Family on Wheels a wonderful companion to The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

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    Abraham Lincoln: the war years

    92
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    Abraham Lincoln: the war years

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    Abraham Lincoln: the war years

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    Abraham Lincoln: the war years

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    The adversaries

    813.54
    C377a
    #4

    The adversaries

    Cavanaugh, Jack.

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    All the president's men

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    B531a

    All the president's men

    Bernstein, Carl.

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    Almost a miracle: the American victory in the war of independence

    973.3
    F357a
    2010

    Almost a miracle: the American victory in the war of independence

    Ferling, John.

    This gripping chronicle of America's struggle for independence transports readers to the grim realities of that war, capturing an eight-year conflict filled with heroism, suffering, cowardice, betrayal, and fierce dedication. It was a war that America came much closer to losing than is now usually remembered. General George Washington put it best when he said that the American victory was "little short of a standing miracle." Almost a Miracle offers an illuminating portrait of America's triumph, offering vivid descriptions of all the major engagements, from the first shots fired on Lexington Green to the surrender of General Cornwallis at Yorktown, revealing how these battles often hinged on intangibles such as leadership under fire, heroism, good fortune, blunders, tenacity, and surprise.

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    Ambrose Bierce: civil war stories [videorecording]

    DVD
    813.4
    A496
    2007

    Ambrose Bierce: civil war stories [videorecording]

    A collection of three popular tales by author Ambrose Bierce told in his own words at a historic 1891 meeting with novelist Gertrude Atherton and publisher Williams Randolph Hearst.

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    American alligator: ancient predator in the modern world

    597.98
    O93am
    2015

    American alligator: ancient predator in the modern world

    Ouchley, Kelby

    Having survived since the Mesozoic era, alligators teetered on the brink of extinction in the 1960s. Their recovery in the 1970's and 1980s was largely due to legislative intervention, and today populations are closely monitored throughout their range. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of this resilient relic, a creature with a brain weighing less than half an ounce that has successfully adapted to a changing Earth for more than 200 million years.

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    American Civil War

    973.7
    V128a
    2012

    American Civil War

    Vaicikonis, Kristina, editor.

    A history of the American Civil War, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Features include period art works, letters, speeches, broadcasts, and diaries; summary boxes; a timeline; maps; and a list of additional resources.

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    American culture in the 1910s

    306.097
    W552a
    2016

    American culture in the 1910s

    Whalan, Mark

    The book provides a fresh account of the major cultural and intellectual trends of the United States in the 1910s, a decade characterized by war, the flowering of modernism, the birth of Hollywood and Progressive interpretations of culture and society. Chapters on fiction and poetry, art, and photography, film, and Vaudeville, and music, theatre, and dance explore these developments, linking detailed commentary with focused case studies and influential texts and events. These range from Tarzan of the Apes to the birth of a Nation, from the radical modernism of Gertrude Stein and the Provincetown Players to the earliest jazz recordings. The final chapter explores the huge impact of the First World War on cultural understandings of nationalism, citizenship, and propaganda.

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    American culture in the 1920s

    306.097
    C975a
    2016

    American culture in the 1920s

    Currell, Susan

    The 1920s saw the United States rise to its current status as the leading world superpower, matched by an emerging cultural dominance that characterized the second half of the twentieth century. This book provides a stimulating account of the major cultural and intellectual trends of the decade that have been pivotal to its characterization as 'the jazz age.' It places common representations of the 'roaring twenties' and the 'lost generation' into context, through chapters on literature, music, and performance, film and radio, and visual art and design, alongside the unprecedented rise of leisure and consumption in the 1920s.

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    American culture in the 1960s

    306.097
    M772a
    2016

    American culture in the 1960s

    Monteith, Sharon

    This book charts the changing complexion of American culture in one of the twentieth century's most culturally vibrant decades. It provides a vivid account of cultural forms--music and performances, film and television; fiction and poetry; art and photography--and influential figures of the 1960s: from Norman Mailer to Susan Sontag; Tom Lehrer to Muhammad Ali; and Bob Dylan to Rachel Carson. The volume as a whole looks to the West and most particularly to the South in the making of the Sixties as myth and as history.

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    The American dream: the 50s

    973.91
    T583am

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    American exodus : Record of human erosion

    973.91
    L274a
    2006

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    The American fire engine

    PIC
    H157a
    2015

    The American fire engine

    Halberstadt, Hans

    The American Fire Engine is a stunning tribute to firefighters and to the fire apparatus of the last two hundred years, with special emphasis on the classic automotive engines, trucks, and ladder rigs of the twenties, thirties, forties, and fifties. All the legendary names of yesterday and today, Ahrens-Fox, American LaFrance, Emergency One, Mack, Pirsch, Seagrace, Van Pelt, speed off the pages, sirens screaming in more than 150 stunning color photographs. Also included are vintage advertisements and dozens of original black-and-white photgraphs. The text is a fascinating history of fire apparatus and firefighting, describing the evolution from bucket brigades and hand-pumpers manned by rowdy "vollies" to horse-drawn dteam pumpers operated by the first professional firefighters, and from the first automotive powered rigs to the powerful, sophisticated trucks, engines, and rescue rigs of today. Woven together for the first time are histories of the great fire-apparatus manufacturers, highlights from historical sources, and hours of interviews with present and former firefighters and fire-apparatus collectors, mustering the legend and lore of hundreds of years of firefighting. This is a truly unique book that will delight firefighters, fire buffs, fire-apparatus collectors and anyone who remembers the surge of adrenaline we all felt as kids when a big, red fire engine roared down the street.

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    American patriot: the life and wars of colonel Bud Day

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    2011

    American patriot: the life and wars of colonel Bud Day

    Coram, Robert.

    In thr course of his military career, through World War II, Korea, and then Vietnam, Bud Day recieved every available combat medaul, escaped death on no fewer than seven occasions, and spent sixty-seven months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, where his roommate was John McCain. Despite horrendous torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere- a man who fought without pause, a prisoner at war. But day's story didn't end when he returned home from Vietnam. He became a passionate advocate for veteran's rights, a champion for all who served their countru. And when the Clinton administration cut veterans' medical benefits, Bud Day knew that- however weary his bones- it was time to suit up for a new battle, this time against an oppponent he had never expected to face: the United States government.

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    The American president, volume 3: executive vision [videorecording]

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    973.099
    A512
    V.3
    2005

    The American president, volume 3: executive vision [videorecording]

    Episode 5: The American Way (Jefferson, Coolidge, Hoover, Reagan)
    Episode 6: The World Stage (Monroe, McKinley, Wilson, Bush).

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    The American Revolution : a historical guidebook

    973.3
    K35am
    2014

    The American Revolution : a historical guidebook

    Kennedy, Frances H.

    "Every year, more than a million people visit Minute Man National Historic Park in Concord, Massachusetts, where the shot heard 'round the world was fired and the War of Independence began--and nearly three and a half million visit Yorktown National Battlefield, where it was won. In The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook, Frances H. Kennedy provides nearly 150 entries arranged in order of their chronological significance that allow readers not simply to experience these places from our past, but to understand what happened there. The list is encyclopedic: battlefields, encampments, forts, museums, meeting houses, gathering places, and more, from Faneuil Hall in Boston to Cowpens in South Carolina. To bring each site to life, Kennedy integrates primary sources, extracts from the works of prize-winning historians, and supporting material such as maps and guides to further reading. Contemporary letters and debates immerse readers in history, allowing them to relive dramatic scenes, while America's foremost historians--including David McCullough, Walter Isaacson, Mary Beth Norton, David Hackett Fischer, Gordon Wood, and Pauline Maier--explain the significance of key developments and offer context. Based upon the best writing of the best historical minds of the last half-century, this book focuses brings the Revolutionary War to life"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The American revolution : A History in documents

    973
    P134b
    2003

    The American revolution : A History in documents

    Bullock, Steven C.

    Uses contemporary documents to explore the American Revolution, from the colonists' break with Great Britain throught the struggle to create a successful government for the new United States.

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    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 1 [videorecording]

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    973.3
    A512
    V.1
    2007

    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 1 [videorecording]

    Disc 1: The American Revolution: The conflict ignites, The American Revolution: 1776.

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    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 2 [videorecording]

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    973.3
    A512
    V.2
    2013

    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 2 [videorecording]

    Disc 2: The American Revolution:Washignton & Arnold, The American Revolution: The world at war.

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    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 3 [videorecording]

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    973.3
    A512
    V.3
    2013

    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 3 [videorecording]

    Disc 3:The American Revolution: England's last chance, The American Revolution: Birth of the Republic.

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    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 4 [videorecording]

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    973.3
    A512
    V.4
    2013

    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 4 [videorecording]

    Disc 4: Biography:George Washington: Founding Father, Biography: Benjamin Franklin: Citizen of the World.

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    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 5 [videorecording]

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    973.3
    A512
    V.5
    2013

    The American Revolution: one nation's rise to independence, volume 5 [videorecording]

    Disc 5: Biography: Paul Revere:The Midnight Rider, Biography: Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason.

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    The antebellum period

    973.6
    V929a
    2016

    The antebellum period

    Volo, James M.

    The Antebellum Era was a complex time in American culture. Suitors called on young ladies, men often settled quarrels by dueling and "mill girls" worked 16-hour days to help support their families. Yet a new America was emerging simultaneously. The rapid growth of cities inspired Frederick Law Olmstead to lead the movement for public parks. Stephen Foster helped to forge a catalog of American popular music. Writers such as Washington Irving and Ralph Waldo Emerson raised the level of American literature, and artists such as Thomas Cole and Thomas Doughty defined a new style of painting called the Hudson River School. All the while, schisms between northern and southern culture threatened to divide the nation. This volume recounts how the old America intersected with the new in the decades before the Civil War.

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    April 1865: the month that saved America

    973.7
    W772a
    2011

    April 1865: the month that saved America

    Winik, Jay.

    The people and events of the last month of America's Civil War are described here lucidly and in great detail, making this an absorbing account of the final days of the conflict. Reflected in his approach is Winik's (he's affiliated with the U. of Maryland's School of Public Affairs) original premise for taking on the project: he wished to understand not only why and how the American Civil War ended, but the reasons that its originating conflict was thereby laid to rest, unlike other conflicts which continue to persist, for example in the Balkans and Northern Ireland.

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    Art and ecology now

    701.08
    B877a
    2015

    Art and ecology now

    Brown, Andrew

    From land art and earthworks in the 1960s to conceptual art of the new millennium, ecology-focused art has been a prominent genre in the art world for decades. This book offers a look into the recent explosion in contemporary art that deals directly with nature, the environment, climate change, and ecology. Organized into six thematic chapters, Art & Ecology Now moves through the various levels of artistsí engagement, from those who document and reflect on nature, to those who use the physical environment as the raw material for their art, and committed activists who set out to make art that transforms both our attitudes and our habits.

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    The art of Mesoamerica: from Olmec to Aztec

    709.72
    M649a
    2014

    The art of Mesoamerica: from Olmec to Aztec

    Miller, Mary Ellen

    This expanded and full revised fifth edition of Mary Ellen Miller's classic book features a completely new chapter on Teotihuacan discussing the rulership and ethnicity of that powerful yet enigmatic city. Exciting new discoveries and ongoing research help clarify the links between the Olmecs and the Maya, while newly revealed paintings at Calakmul show Maya artists to have been both masters of convention and ready innovators. Vital new finds at the heart of the Aztec capital are still astounding students of Mexico, even as works from the Early Colonial period continue to reveal the complexity of the first decades under Spanish rule.

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    The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    813.4
    G142

    The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Gains, Ernest J.

    The life story of a black lady born in slavery on a Louisisana plantation who is freed at the end of the Civil war and lives for one hundred more years to see the second emancipation. The story is told in her voice as she might have told it to a young historian who taped it.

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    The awakening land [videorecording]

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    791.437
    A887
    2014

    The awakening land [videorecording]

    Based on Conrad Richter's book triliogy--The Trres, The Fields, and The Town, this television mini-series "celebrates the pioneering spirit as it chronicles Sayward Luckett's heroic unadorned life." Originally broadcast in 1978.

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    Back to the future: how the 1980s explain the world we live in now

    973.92
    S619b
    2016

    Back to the future: how the 1980s explain the world we live in now

    Sirota, David

    In this wide-ranging and wickedly entertaining book, David Sirota takes readers on a rollicking DeLorean ride back in time to reveal how so many of our present-day conflicts are rooted in the larger-than-life pop culture of the 1980s--from the "Greed is good" ethos of Gordon Gekko (and Bernie Madoff) to the "Make my day" foreign policy of Ronald Reagan (and George W. Bush) to the "transcendence" of Cliff Huxtable (and Barack Obama). Today's mindless militarism and hypernarcisism, Sirota argues, first became the norm when an '80s generation weaned on Rambo one-liners and "Just Do It" exhortations embraced a new religion--with comic books, cartoons, sneaker commercials, videogames, and even children's toys serving as the key instruments of cultural indoctrination. Meanwhile, in productions such as Back to the Future, Family Ties, and The Big Chill, a campaign was launched to reimagine the 1950s as America's lost golden age and vilify the 1960s as the source of all our troubles. That 1980s revisionism, Sirota shows, still rages today with Barack Obama cast as the '60s hippie being assailed by Alex P. Keaton--esque Republicans who long for a return to Eisenhower-era conservatism. With the native dexterity only a child of the Atari Age could possess, David Sirota twists and turns this multicolored Rubik's Cube of a decade, exposing it as a warning for our own troubled present--and possible future.

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    Backlash: race riots in the Jim Crow era

    305.800
    M647b
    2011

    Backlash: race riots in the Jim Crow era

    Miller, Calvin Craig.

    In the decades following the end of the Civil War in 1865, African Americans sought to make their way forward as a free people. In many cities, they found earlu success. But the rage of the Jim Crow era often followed in their footsteps. They faced antebelum racist stereotypes in the Southm an invisible color line in the North, and mob violence in both.

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    Being Nixon: a man divided

    92
    N736t
    2015

    Being Nixon: a man divided

    Thomas, Evan

    in this book, Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America's thirty-seventh president. The son of devout Quakers, Richard Nixon (not unlike his rival John F. Kennedy) grew up in the shadow of an older, favored brother and thrived on conflict and opposition. Through high school and college, in the navy and in politics, he was constantly leading crusades and fighting off enemies real and imagined. As maudlin as he was Machiavellian, Nixon possessed the plainspoken eloquence to reduce American television audiences to tears with his career-saving "Checkers" speech; meanwhile, his darker half hatched schemes designed to take down his political foes, earning him the notorious nickname "Tricky Dick."

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    Benjamin Franklin [videorecording]

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    92
    F831
    2015

    Benjamin Franklin [videorecording]

    Traces Franklin's epic life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France.

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    Benjamin Rush: Physician, patriot, founding father

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    Benjamin Rush: Physician, patriot, founding father

    Riedman, Sarah R.

    A realistic and human portrait of the greatest American physician of the 18th century: the father of American psychiatry, and a co-signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Between slavery and freedom: free people of color in American from settlement to the civil war

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    W758b
    2015

    Between slavery and freedom: free people of color in American from settlement to the civil war

    Winch, Julie

    Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War explores the complex world of those people of African birth or descent who occupied the "borderlands" between slavery and freedom in the 350 years from the founding of the first European colonies in what is today the United States to the start of the Civil War. However they navigated their way out of bondage, through flight, military service, or self-purchase, or through the workings of the law in different times and different places, or because they were the offspring of parents who were themselves free, they were determines to enjoy the same rights and liberties that white people enjoyed. In a concise narrative and selected primary documents, noted historian Julie Winch shows the struggle of black people to gain and maintain their liberty and lay claim to freedom in its fullest sense. Refusing to be relegated to the margins of American society and languish in poverty and ignorance, they repeatedly challenged their white neighbors to live up to the promise of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

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