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The Impact of Slavery On the Education of Blacks in Orange County, North Carolina: 1619-1970 By Rosetta Austin Moore
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Can integration break the oppression faced by Black Americans, or will it crystallize long-held images and send Blacks deeper into a spiral of dependency? Rosetta Austin Moore, a longtime educator... More > who taught in segregated and integrated schools, asks that question and many others in this extensive study of the education system for Blacks in North Carolina. She traces the struggles of Blacks to survive and learn, beginning with their forced entry into the United States in 1619, drawing on primary documents, charts, illustrations, and a treasure trove of data in four appendixes. The book reveals how a pattern of withholding information, denying access to educational opportunities, and subjecting a people to negative indoctrinations about their self-worth, their families, their race, and their place in society has damaged the Black community’s desire to reach for greater heights.< Less
The Belhurst Story By David Sakmyster
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A richly detailed account of the historic Belhurst Castle in upstate New York, and a fascinating study decoding the legends of ghostly sightings and buried treasure.
OF WAR, REVOLUTION, DECEPTION AND DESIRE By Ales Sinkovec
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Embarking upon his studies at St Andrews University in Scotland, the author decides not to throw some of the essays, he wrote at home and in test conditions, when he was 16 and 17. While they are... More > worth perusing, each on its own, they make even more sense when taken collectively in the form of the book OF WAR, REVOLUTION, DECEPTION AND DESIRE. The author’s interest in History, especially in the 20th Century Nazism and Communism, surely points to the subject matter, he will be pursuing in the future. Instead of wiping the slate clean, he offers us a rare glimpse into the thinking of an adolescent, if we forget the 99% of stuff, any kid of his age thinks mostly about. And so do we.< Less
Tragedy to Triumph By William B. Rockey, P.E., Pamela S. Coleman, P.E.
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A fascinating engineering and architectural monograph about the roof collapse of a unique National Historic Landmark railroad roundhouse building, the centerpiece of the B&O Railroad Museum in... More > Baltimore. The profusely illustrated study includes forensic techniques used to determine the cause of the collapse, the decision making process leading up to the building's rehabilitation and the many surprises and discoveries made along the way.< Less
History of Rangeley Hotels and Camps By gary priest
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This book identifies and gives a short history of all the hotels and commercial camps that have operated in the Rangeley area since 1870. It includes pictures of many of the old hotels.
Otherness and Power: Michael Jackson and His Media Critics By Susan Woodward
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Otherness and Power: Michael Jackson and His Media Critics is an innovative study of the cultural impact of Michael Jackson. Jackson had millions of ardent fans around the world, but from the early... More > days of his adult career many in the media mocked and reviled him. How did such divergent attitudes come about? This book examines the origins and psychological underpinnings of the media's hostility by closely analyzing some of the most harshly critical writings about Jackson. While racism and discomfort with Jackson's "otherness" have previously been recognized as the elements that fueled media criticisms, Susan Woodward reveals another important factor: the perception that Jackson was extraordinarily powerful, in ways that went beyond celebrity and wealth. Through research and careful analysis, Woodward explores the ways in which Jackson's power was seen, the largely unconscious response to his power, the functions of the media's criticisms and the origins of the perceptions of Jackson's power.< Less
Republic in Black & White By Sandra Sweetman
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People and places in Republic, Washington. A photographic record of the years 2011 and 2012.
The Game of Politics By Donald R. Jansiewicz
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The Game of Politics simulation is designed to provide participants with a highly realistic experience in American government. Each participant plays a legislative, executive, judicial or media role... More > and functions within a dynamic environment.< Less
My Wars By Richard Bushong
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Experiences from WWII through and including Viet Nam as pilot, test pilot and other military experiences. Aircraft include B-17, RC-121, F-4 and many others. Interesting stories of experiences in the... More > Army Air Force and the US Air Force.< Less
Death Embraced: New Orleans Tombs and Burial Customs, Behind the Scenes Accounts of Decay, Love and Tradition By Mary LaCoste
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Death Embraced is like no other book you have ever read. Fascinating and entertaining, it leads readers to ponder issues that should not be avoided. Some may want to use it as a guide to visiting New... More > Orleans graveyards . . . or as a guide to life. “An amazing book by an even more amazing writer, historian and educator with vast knowledge of the Crescent City’s history and an intimate understanding of many of the Big Easy’s lesser-known cultural traditions and customs. A must-read for anyone who is serious about learning the true history of New Orleans. I dare you to try to put it down after reading its first few pages.” -Edmund W. Lewis, Editor,The Louisiana Weekly “A gem of a book, full of little things you didn’t know you wanted to know. With subtitle wit and serious depth of knowledge, Mary LaCoste shares the down and dirty of one of New Orleans most mysterious institutions.” -Liz Scott, New Orleans Magazine< Less
The Best of Reclaiming Kin: Helpful Tips On Researching Your Roots By Robyn Smith
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This book is a compilation of blog posts from my popular genealogy blog, "Reclaiming Kin." My blog is primarily a teaching blog, and I aim to use my own research as a tool to discuss how to... More > evaluate evidence and how to use the records. I discuss family history research in a fun and engaging way, with a special emphasis on African-American families and the challenges of slave research.< Less
The Amelia Earhart Saga: Plausible Suppositions By Barry W. Bower
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The Amelia Earhart Saga: Plausible Suppositions is my story of what truly happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan after that fateful day when her world flight came crashing down. Through years of... More > research I will piece together encounters and facts to come to a conclusion of what really happened to Amelia Earhart and how she affected events that have shaped our country today.< Less
Northville's Historic Business Walking Tour By Gail Cramer
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Northville's walking tour of the historical business district
The Fox Falls Slowly By Margo Skornia
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"The Fox Falls Slowly" is the debut collection of poems from Margo Skornia. It follows one Polish girl's passage through concentration camps, death marches, and the journey home.
Last Man Out By Scott Helsom
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With a deep love of airplanes, a young man from rural Pennsylvania joins the Army Air Corps during World War II, becomes a B-17 waist gunner and is shot down over France on a "milk run".... More > Alone in a foreign country with Germans searhing for him, Mack must evade capture and somehow return home. It will take three months on the run to make his way to the Normandy beachhead. In England, Airey Neave, himself an escapee from German POW camps, is assigned to MI9. His orders are to find a way to aid downed airmen who are in the pincer grasp between Patton's 3rd army and desperate Germans. Mack's parachute lands him square in the middle! This is the story of Freteval Forest, codenamed Sherwood,a secret camp that sheltered downed airmen in the closing months of World War II, and the heroic actions of the French Resistance and many French citizens.< Less
The Shoestring Letters - A Tribute to the Immigrant By Edgar Madsen
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Retrieved from under a thatched roof in Denmark, a long-forgotten bundle of letters brings this inspiring saga of the American immigrant experience. Ellis Island's dark history is revealed and... More > solution to an immigration problem vexing early years of the 20th century. The reformer's identity will surprise you! One letter from 1919 reveals opportunity afforded women by Denmark's progressive educational system. Another written on board a ship coming to America in 1928 tells what the voyage was really like. Letters from the Great Depression lament hopes dashed by broken economies on both sides of the Atlantic. Trials and triumphs of World War II are recalled, including Denmark's finest hour in 1943. Immigrant children who became our soldiers and sailors are honored. Chicago's cultural melting pot is fondly remembered. After transitioning from Danish folk dancing to the American square dance, one immigrant offers a touching tribute to all who ventured away from their homeland to become Americans.< Less
Roadside Survivors By David LeRoy
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The over 200 color photographs in David Leroy's new book ROADSIDE SURVIVORS, make the beauty and uniqueness of historic milestones come alive. These images present those precursors of today's road... More > signs tenacious enough to have survived the elements since the Turnpike Era of the early 1800s. This document carefully records the location of over 400 of the milestones that remain in the Northeastern US. This landmark compilation creates a document whose value can be appreciated considering that each year a number of these historic gems disappear and are lost forever.< Less
The Butchulla First Nations People of Fraser Island (K'Gari) And their dingoes By Jennifer Parkhurst
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A historical and sympathetic perspective of the relationship between the Butchulla First Nations people of Fraser Island and their dingoes, including interviews with Butchulla Elders, historical... More > information, and photos. This is the first book specifically published about the Butchulla Aboriginal people and their companion dog, the dingo.< Less
The Struggle for a Substantive Democracy By study guide
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A study guide for social/political activists who are involved in the struggle for democracy.
Helpful Wissota Man 2nd printing HC By William Nagle
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Biography of William Frederick Nagle who lived his entire life of ninety three years on Lake Wissota, LaFayette Township (near Chippewa Falls), Wisconsin.
Papaw's book By Will Houp
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This book is a collection of my grandfather's writings as a child growing up in High Bridge, Kentucky.
Banished & Embraced By Elaine Zorbas
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Chinese from southeast China flocked to towns and encampments in the Sierra Nevada foothills during the Gold Rush to search for gold. In the communities they established in Fiddletown and Amador... More > County, Chinese immigrants found support and strength despite prevailing anti-Chinese prejudice. This book gives an insight into their experience as they faced pressures from the greater society, while maintaining their customs and connections with each other and with China. The story of the Fiddletown Chinese community is told through the lives of the people who lived in its still existing Chinese herb store (the Chew Kee Store), especially Jimmie Chow, the last Chinese person in Fiddletown.< Less
The Barneys of Flushing Meadows American History By Stephen R. Barney, Jr.
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Stories of the Barney family members who lived between 1800 and 1940. They lived on Manhattan Island, Bay Side, Flushing and Long Island, New York and Tennessee. The family is traced using census and... More > other official documentation. This book is particularly significant because the Barney family, although involved in many American historical events, has never been documented.< Less
Kung Fu Exchange 40th Year Commemorative Book By Raymond Fogg
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This book is a colorful picturesque history of the success and exploits of the United States Kung Fu Exchange over a forty year period. The book has a history of the Kung fu Exchange and two of the... More > seven star mantis forms: 1st essential and crushing steps. Many of the pictures have rarely been seen.< Less
Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery By Gary Hodge
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Beech Grove Confederate Cemetery formation and results of Battle of Hoover's Gap in Middle Tennessee. The first Confederate Cemetery appearing in the south.