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Refugees in America : Stories of Courage, Resilience, and Hope in Their Own Words

Subjects: Refugees--United StatesSOCIAL SCIENCE / General; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; HISTORY / World

  • Abstract: It is not an easy road—but hope is the oxygen of my life. These insightful words of Meron Semedar, a refugee from Eritrea, reflect ...

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The Historian's Eye : Photography, History, and the American Present

Subjects: Street photography--United States; Documentary photography--United StatesHISTORY / United States / 21st Century; PHOTOGRAPHY / History; PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries

  • Abstract: Between 2009 and 2014, as the nation contemplated the historic election of Barack Obama and endured the effects of the Great Recession, Matthew Frye Jacobson set out ...

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Houston, Space City USA

Subjects: Astronautics--Texas--Houston; Manned space flight--HistoryPHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional; HISTORY / United States / 20th Century; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: On July 20, 1969, humanity paused with attention locked to television and radio broadcasts as the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission dramatically touched down on the dusty ...

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Confederate Statues and Memorialization

Subjects: Soldiers' monuments--Southern StatesHISTORY / United States / 21st Century; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination

  • Abstract: Nine killed in Charleston church shooting. White supremacists demonstrate in Charlottesville. Monuments decommissioned in New Orleans and Chapel Hill. The headlines keep coming, and the ...

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After the Rise and Stall of American Feminism : Taking Back a Revolution

Subjects: Women's rights--United States; Feminism--United StatesSOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies

  • Abstract: It is more than fifty years since Betty Friedan diagnosed malaise among suburban housewives and the National Organization of Women was founded. Across the decades, ...

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The Contemporary Western

Subjects: Western films--United States--History and criticism; Violence in motion picturesHISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: In this book, John White explores how films such as Open Range, True Grit and Jane Got a Gun reinforce a conservative myth of America ...

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The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV); HISTORY / United States / 20th Century; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: Despite Florida's current reputation as a swing state, there was a time when its Republicans were the underdogs against a Democratic powerhouse. This book tells ...

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American Nightmares : Social Problems in an Anxious World

Subjects: Anxiety--Social aspects--United StatesSOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies

  • Abstract: In an accessible and droll style, well-known sociologist Joel Best shines a light on how we navigate these anxious, insecure social times. While most of ...

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Twilight of the American Century

Subjects: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)

  • Abstract: Andrew Bacevich is a leading American public intellectual, writing in the fields of culture and politics with particular attention to war and America's role in ...

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Women of the Storm : Civic Activism After Hurricane Katrina

Subjects: Disaster relief--Citizen participation; Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Social aspectsSOCIAL SCIENCE / General; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban

  • Abstract: Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall less than four weeks apart in 2005. Months later, much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast remained in tatters. ...

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Mainstreaming Black Power

Subjects: African American political activists--History--20th century; Black power--United States--History--20th century; African Americans--Politics and government--20th centuryHISTORY / African American & Black; HISTORY / United States / 21st Century

  • Abstract: Mainstreaming Black Power upends the narrative that the Black Power movement allowed for a catharsis of black rage but achieved little institutional transformation or black ...

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