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Annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Washington : G.P.O., 1881-1897
Library Depository E51 .U55

Annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
Washington : G.P.O., 1897-1965
Baker Berry E51 .U55

Florida's civil war : terrible sacrifices
Revels, Tracy J., 1963- author
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, [2016]
Preface -- 1. The gates of hell -- 2. In the midst of a hostile country -- 3. Florida may be lost -- 4. Florida will not be ashamed of her sons -- 5. they are just glorious -- 6. Make ready to go -- 7. Dire necessities -- 8. Anxiety and suffering -- 9. This unequal struggle -- 10. The whole affair was bungled -- 11. A new life -- Epilogue: the lonesome soldiers -- Bibliography -- Index.

Though far from the major theaters of battle, Floridians experienced every facet of the Civil War. While most Florida soldiers fought for the Confederacy, many Floridians, including former slaves, enlisted with the Union. Families were divided and partisanship tore communities apart. The one notable battle fought in Florida, the Battle of Olustee, was disproportionately bloody. FLORIDA'S CIVIL WAR highlights the diverse experiences of Florida's population. Whether Confederate or Unionist, free or slave, male or female, no Floridian could escape the war's impact. A concise narrative of life on the home front, this book explores how Floridians endured the war.
Baker Berry E470.7 .R48 2016

Unlocking the wealth of Indian nations
edited by Terry L. Anderson
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
Baker Berry E98.E2 U575 2016

Plotting to kill the president : assassination attempts from Washington to Hoover
Ayton, Mel, author
[Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
"A history of plotters, would-be assassins, and individuals who have threatened the lives of American presidents from Washington to Hoover and the story of the guards, agents, and officers who protected them"--
Baker Berry E176.1 .A887 2017

Herbert Hoover : a life
Jeansonne, Glen, 1946- author
New York : New American Library, [2016]
A Quaker orphan on the frontier -- Cardinal red -- The great engineer -- The great humanitarian -- Samaritan to a continent -- Secretary of commerce, locomotive of the economy -- Into the White House -- Getting a grip on the presidency -- Holding a finger in the dike -- Fighting the Depression -- Democracy is a harsh employer -- Challenging the New Deal -- Politics and diplomacy before the second great war -- The maelstrom of war -- The Truman years -- The Republicans return to power -- Tempest and triumph.

"Prizewinning historian Glen Jeansonne delves into the life of our most misunderstood president, offering up a surprising new portrait of Herbert Hoover--dismissing previous assumptions and revealing a political Progressive in the mold of Theodore Roosevelt, and the most resourceful American since Benjamin Franklin. Orphaned at an early age and raised with strict Quaker values, Hoover earned his way through Stanford University. His hardworking ethic drove him to a successful career as an engineer and multinational businessman. During the Great War, he led a humanitarian effort that fed millions of Europeans left destitute--arguably saving more lives than any man in history. As commerce secretary under President Coolidge, Hoover helped modernize and galvanize American industry and orchestrated the rehabilitation of the Mississippi Valley after the Great Flood of 1927. As president, Herbert Hoover became the first chief executive to harness federal power to combat a crippling global recession. Though Hoover is often remembered as a "do-nothing" president, Jeansonne convincingly portrays a steadfast leader who challenged Congress on an array of legislation that laid the groundwork for the New Deal. In addition, Hoover reformed America's prisons, improved worker safety, and fought for better health and welfare for children. Unfairly attacked by Franklin D. Roosevelt and blamed for the Depression, Hoover was swept out of office in a landslide. Yet as FDR's government grew into a bureaucratic behemoth, Hoover became the moral voice of the GOP and a champion of Republican principles--a legacy reignited by Ronald Reagan that still endures today."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry E802 .J429 2016

The Union Sixth Corps in the Shenandoah Valley, June-October 1864
Lepa, Jack H., 1949- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Desperate measures -- The capital in danger -- Chasing Confederates -- The turning point -- Back to the Valley -- An opportunity for Sheridan -- Confusion and delay -- The assault begins -- A murderous deadlock -- A hard won victory -- Fisher's Hill -- Destruction in the Valley -- Camping at Cedar Creek -- Early not ready to quit -- Surprise at Cedar Creek -- The Sixth Corps holds -- Sheridan returns -- A high price for victory -- To the end.

"During 1864, Virginia's Shenandoah Valley was one of the most contested regions of the South. This book describes the third campaign, the supreme achievement of the Army of the Potomac's Sixth Corps. One of the most respected units in the U.S., the Sixth advanced on the heels of retreating Confederate forces, winning a string of victories"--
Baker Berry E493.1 6th .L47 2017

The Routledge companion to Latina/o popular culture
edited by Frederick Luis Aldama
London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Baker Berry E184.S75 R75 2016

Continental ambitions : Roman Catholics in North America : the Colonial experience
Starr, Kevin, author
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2016]
Prologue: Garðar 1126: Bishop Eric Gnupson arrives in Greenland as Scandinavians advance Christianity across the North Atlantic -- Pt. 1. Las Floridas. Santo Domingo 1511: Resistance grows against the genocide and enslavement of indigenous peoples -- Quivira 1527: Dreams of empire mingle with evangelical ambition -- Saint Augustine 1565: Evangelization falters amid violence, slavery, and revolt -- Apalachee 1595: Friars and soldiers hold the Florida frontier -- Pt. 2. The Spanish Borderlands. Ácoma 1599: New Mexico, anchor kingdom of the Borderlands, begins with a massacre -- San Fernando de Béxar 1718: Texas is organized as a buffer province -- Loreto 1767: The Society of Jesus gains and loses its Pacific domain -- Pt. 3. Las Californias. San Blas 1768: New Spain launches an entrada into Alta California -- The Bay of San Francisco 1776: New Spain secures a strategic harbor on the Pacific coast -- Santa Barbara 1842: Secularization brings a bishop to the Californias -- Pt. 4. New France. Port-Royal 1606: Humanism inspires the foundation of New France -- Quebec 1615: The Counter-Reformation and Catholic Revival take hold in New France -- Ville-Marie (Montreal) 1642: Dévots found a city on the far frontier -- Saint-Ignace 1649: Iroquois destroy Huronia and threaten the survival of New France -- The Abbey of Saint-Germian-des-Prés 1658: The secret consecration of a vicar apostolic for Quebec brings Roman Catholicism to new maturity -- New Orleans 1722: A Jesuit savant reconnoiters French North America -- Natchez 1729: The MIssissippi valley and Louisiana are explored and evangelized -- Pt. 5. British North America. The River Boyne 1869: A king and a peer lose their colonies -- Annapolis 1704: atholic settlement spreads through the Chesapeake region -- London 1763: Catholic Maryland seeks education abroad while Philadelphia prefigures an American Catholic future -- Envoy: John Carroll returns to Maryland.
Baker Berry E49.2.C3 S8 2016

The American miracle : divine providence in the rise of the Republic
Medved, Michael, author
New York : Crown Forum, [2016]
The glorious fourth : dedication, death, and fifty years of miracles -- Blown blessedly off course : The Mayflower pilgrims find their place -- Revolutionary revelations : timely rescues from an unseen ally -- Indispensable, indestructible : the illogical survival of George Washington -- "An assembly of demigods" : confrontation, compromise, and a miraculous convention -- Providential purchase : disconnected developments double America's size -- American Agincourt : astonishing victory, answered prayers -- "Big drunk" and Lone Star luck : a broken marriage, an Indian exile, and a scrap that changed history -- Golden timing : defying a president, detaching California, and discovering gold -- The miracle of Lincoln : America's most unlikely President and his supernatural success -- Waiting for a sign : lost orders and found faith -- The messenger and his message : Lincoln's vision, death, and destiny -- "This favored land" : America is no accident.

The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous crimes, or the product of brilliant leadership, but the most notable leaders of the past four hundred years have identified this good fortune as something else--a reflection of divine providence. In this book, bestselling author Michael Medved recounts some of the most significant events in America's rise to prosperity and power, from the writing of the Constitution to the Civil War. He reveals a record of improbabilities and amazements that demonstrate what the Founders always believed: that events unfolded according to a master plan, with destiny playing an unmistakable role in lifting the nation to greatness. Among the stirring, illogical episodes described here: a band of desperate religious refugees find themselves blown hopelessly off course, only to be deposited at the one spot on a wild continent best suited for their survival; George Washington's beaten army, surrounded by a ruthless foe and on the verge of annihilation, manages an impossible escape due to a freakish change in the weather; a famous conqueror known for seizing territory, frustrated by a slave rebellion and a frozen harbor, impulsively hands Thomas Jefferson a tract of land that doubles the size of the United States; a weary soldier picks up three cigars left behind in an open field and notices the stogies have been wrapped in a handwritten description of the enemy's secret battle plans--a revelation that gives Lincoln the supernatural sign he's awaited in order to free the slaves. When millions worry over the nation losing its way, Medved's sweeping narrative, bursting with dramatic events and lively portraits of unforgettable, occasionally little-known characters, affirms America as "fortune's favorite," shaped by a distinctive destiny from our beginnings to the present day.--From dust jacket.
Baker Berry E179 .M483 2016

The American school of empire
Larkin, Edward, 1968- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Nation and empire in the early United States -- The cosmopolitan revolution : loyalism and the fiction of an American nation -- The painterly form of empire : West, Copley and late eighteenth century Anglo-American history painting -- Between empires : the Old World, the frontier, and the expansion of the United States.

"The American School of Empire considers how an American idea of empire evolved in the 1790s and would shape and be shaped by the literature and art of the early US. Hamilton's introductory essay suggests that empire was as important to the foundation of the US as concepts like democracy, freedom, nation, and republic. This book thus begins from the premise that the history of empire in the United States can be traced back to the inception of the country, if not earlier. It contends that the United States was conceived as an empire, culturally, politically, and legally. Empire, as a broad theory for organizing not only the state but also the understanding of difference and the relationship to space, in other words, was a crucial conceptual frame shaping the culture of the early US"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E310.7 .L37 2016

The Wales, Alaska, archaeology project, 1996-2006
Harritt, Roger K., author
[Eugene] : Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon, 2015
Baker Berry E78.A3 H383 2015

Making the unipolar moment : U.S. foreign policy and the rise of the post-Cold War order
Brands, Hal, 1983- author
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
Introduction : structure, strategy, and American resurgence -- Roots of renewal -- The Reagan offensive and the transformation of the Cold War -- American statecraft and the democratic revolution -- Toward the neoliberal order -- Structure versus strategy in the greater Middle East -- The dawn of the unipolar moment -- Conclusion : understanding the arc of American power.

In the late 1970s, the United States often seemed to be a superpower in decline. Battered by crises and setbacks around the globe, its post-World War II international leadership appeared to be draining steadily away. Yet just over a decade later, by the early 1990s, America's global primacy had been reasserted in dramatic fashion. The Cold War had ended with Washington and its allies triumphant; democracy and free markets were spreading like never before. The United States was now enjoying its "unipolar moment" - an era in which Washington faced no near-term rivals for global power and influence, and one in which the defining feature of international politics was American dominance. How did this remarkable turnaround occur, and what role did U.S. foreign policy play in causing it? In this important book, Hal Brands uses recently declassified archival materials to tell the story of American resurgence. Brands weaves together the key threads of global change and U.S. policy from the late 1970s through the early 1990s, examining the Cold War struggle with Moscow, the rise of a more integrated and globalized world economy, the rapid advance of human rights and democracy, and the emergence of new global challenges like Islamic extremism and international terrorism. Brands reveals how deep structural changes in the international system interacted with strategies pursued by Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush to usher in an era of reinvigorated and in many ways unprecedented American primacy. Making the Unipolar Moments provides an indispensable account of how the post-Cold War order that we still inhabit came to be. -- from dust jacket.
Baker Berry E872 .B73 2016

Asian America : a primary source reader
Schlund-Vials, Cathy J., 1974-
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry E184.A75 S35 2017

The 18th New York Infantry in the Civil War : a history and roster
Conklin, Ryan A., 1985- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
A call to arms: April 12, 1861-May 11, 1861 -- Birth of a regiment: May 12, 1861-June 18, 1861 -- To the war front: June 19, 1861-July 12, 1861 -- First blood: July 12, 1861-Aug. 3, 1861 -- The makeover of an army: Aug. 4, 1861-Sept. 30, 1861 -- Losing time, people and patience: Oct. 1, 1861-Dec. 13, 1861 -- With winter comes changes: Dec. 14, 1861-March 1, 1862 -- Making moves: March 2, 1862-April 1, 1862 -- A new campaign: April 2, 1862-May 3, 1862 -- Like devils incarnate: May 4, 1862-June 26, 1862 -- Battle of Gaines's Mill: June 27, 1862 -- A change of front is a retreat: June 28, 1862-Aug. 24, 1862 -- From one campaign to the next: Aug. 24, 1862-Sept. 13, 1862 -- Battle of Crampton's Gap: Sept. 14, 1862 -- The worst bloodshed imaginable: Sept. 15, 1862-Oct. 31, 1862 -- No end in sight: Nov. 1, 1862-Dec. 31, 1862 -- A bleak winter: Jan. 1, 1863-April 26, 1863 -- Committed to the end: April 27, 1863-June 4, 1863 -- Epilogue: the boys in blue fade to gray.

"The 18th New York Infantry emerged as one of The Excelsior State's first regiments and mustered many of its earliest volunteers. Drawing on numerous sources including unpublished diaries, this book gives the complete history of the 18th--from the first enlistee to the last surviving veteran (who died in 1938)--with an emphasis on experiences of individual soldiers"--
Baker Berry E523.5 18th .C66 2016

Paying freedom's price : a history of African Americans in the Civil War
Escott, Paul D., 1947- author
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Forcing the issue -- Forced to serve the South, desiring freedom -- Fighting for freedom, equality, and the Union -- Fighting for equality -- Facing a difficult future.
Baker Berry E453 .E746 2017

Haunting the Korean diaspora : shame, secrecy, and the forgotten war
Cho, Grace M
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008
Fleshing out the ghost -- A genealogy of trauma -- Tracing the disappearance of the Yanggongju -- The fantasy of honorary whiteness -- Diasporic vision: methods of seeing trauma.

Since the Korean War - the forgotten war - more than a million Korean women have acted as sex workers for US servicemen. This text exposes how Koreans in the US have been profoundly affected by the forgotten war and uncovers the silences and secrets that still surround it.
On Reserve in Baker Project Room E184.K6 C473 2008

My life, my love, my legacy
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006, author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017
We don't have time to cry -- A sense of belonging -- I have something to offer -- A brave soldier -- Time itself was ready -- The winds of change -- I will never turn back -- Pushed to the breaking point -- I've been called by God, too -- So evil only God could change it -- I have a dream -- Heartbreak knocked, faith answered -- Securing the right to vote was a blood covenant -- Moral concerns know no geographic boundary -- I don't want you to grieve for me -- With a prayer in my heart, I could greet the morning -- My fifth child -- We must learn to disagree without being disagreeable -- Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere -- Happy birthday, Martin -- Our children -- I will count it all joy -- Afterwords / by Andrew Young, Maya Angelou, Patricia Latimore, Congressman John Conyers, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Myrlie Evers-Williams -- My mother, my mentor / by Dr. Bernice A. King -- The making of her memoir / by Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.

"The life story of Coretta Scott King--wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular twentieth-century American civil rights activist--as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends. Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist--a graduate student determined to pursue her own career--when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fundraiser in support of world-changing achievements. As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for fifteen years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election. Coretta's is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in twentieth-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E185.97.K47 A3 2017

Treasured lands : a photographic odyssey through America's national parks
Luong, Qt, photographer
Petaluma, California : Cameron + Company, [2016]
Pacific coast & mountains -- Colorado plateau -- Deserts -- Rockies & prairie -- Eastern hardwoods -- Alaska -- Tropics.

In an odyssey that spanned more than 20 years and 300 visits, QT Luong focused his lenses on iconic landscapes and rarely seen remote views, presenting his journey in this sumptuous array of more than 500 images. Accompanying the collection of scenic masterpieces is a guide that includes maps of each park, as well as extended captions that detail where and how the photographs were made. Designed to inspire visitors to connect with the parks and invite photographers to re-create these landscapes, the guide also provides anecdotal observations that give context to the pictures and convey the sheer scope of Luong's extraordinary odyssey.
Sherman E160 .L86 2016

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, author
[New York, N.Y.] : Akashic Books, 2017
This volume compiles original source material that illustrates the complex relationship between Frederick Douglass and the city of Brooklyn. Most prominent are the speeches the abolitionist gave at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Plymouth Church, and other leading Brooklyn institutions. Whether discussing the politics of the Civil War or recounting his relationships with Abraham Lincoln and John Brown, Douglass' powerful voice sounds anything but dated. An introductory essay examines the intricate ties between Douglass and Brooklyn abolitionists, while brief chapter introductions and annotations fill in the historical context.
Baker Berry E449.D75 F743 2017

The meaning of Michelle : 16 writers on the iconic first lady and how her journey inspires our own
edited by Veronica Chambers
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2017
"Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. As Hillary Clinton has said, admiringly about Michelle Obama, our soon to be ex-First Lady exemplifies "the ideal concept of American womanhood." What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle will do just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. This deliciously readable collection presents a chorus of diverse voices with smart, engaging perspectives on Michelle Obama. There will be a preface by Ava Duvernay and an introduction by Veronica Chambers. Confirmed contributors include Roxane Gay, Rebecca Walker, Chirlene McCray, Melissa Harris Perry, Brittney Cooper, Tiffany Dufu, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Sarah Lewis, Dr. Janet Taylor, Benilde Little, Marcus Samuelsson, Phillipa Soo and Cathi Hanauer. "--
Baker Berry E909.O24 M43 2017

Diario de a bordo
Columbus, Christopher, author
Barcelona : Taurus, 2016
Baker Berry E118 .C65 2016

Tears we cannot stop : a sermon to white America
Dyson, Michael Eric, author
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Call to worship -- Hymns of praise -- Invocation -- Scripture reading -- Sermon. Repenting of whiteness. Inventing whiteness ; The five stages of white grief ; The plague of white innocence -- Being Black in America. Nigger ; Our own worst enemy? ; Coptopia -- Benediction -- Offering plate -- Prelude to service -- Closing prayer.

Fifty years ago, Malcolm X told a white woman who asked what she could do for the cause, 'Nothing.' Michael Eric Dyson believes he was wrong. Now he responds to that question. If society is to make real racial progress, people must face difficult truths, including being honest about how Black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.
Baker Berry E185.615 .D97 2017

Poseidon's curse : British Naval impressment and Atlantic origins of the American Revolution
Magra, Christopher Paul, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Poseidon's Curse' interprets the American Revolution from the vantage point of the Atlantic Ocean. Christopher P. Magra traces how British naval impressment played a leading role in the rise of Great Britain's seaborne empire, yet ultimately contributed significantly to its decline. Long reliant on appropriating free laborers to man the warships that defended British colonies and maritime commerce, the British severely jeopardized mariners' earning potential and occupational mobility, which led to deep resentment toward the British Empire. Magra explains how anger about impressment translated into revolutionary ideology, with impressment eventually occupying a major role in the Declaration of Independence as one of the foremost grievances Americans had with the British government.
Baker Berry E271 .M19 2016

African Americans and the classics : antiquity, abolition and activism
Malamud, Margaret, author
London : I.B. Tauris, 2016
Baker Berry E185.86 .M354 2016

Early Native Americans in West Virginia : the Fort Ancient culture
Spencer, Darla, author
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2016
Baker Berry E78.W6 S64 2016

True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement
Else, Jon, 1944- author
New York, New York : Viking, [2017]
Cave painting: 1940-67 -- Racism is like a loaded gun: 1968-78 -- America, we loved you madly: 1978-82 -- Last visionary standing: 1983-85 -- The revolution will be televised: 1985 -- Mother ship -- Not the other man's county: fall 1985 -- On the road: 1985-86 -- Mississippi goddamn: 1963, 1964, 1985 -- Crossroads: 1964 -- Emmett Till's hometown: winter 1985 -- Hunter-gatherers: winter 1985-86 -- True south? -- Messy history: 1986 -- The Selma show: 1986 -- It's our flag too: 1986 -- A great story -- A great healing machine: 1987 -- Will the circle be unbroken: 1998 -- Freedom is a constant struggle: 1998-2016 -- Epilogue.

"In January 1987, people across America were riveted by a startling new television series about the civil rights era. Moving beyond telegenic black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people--mostly African American, few well known--who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. They recovered the lost names and images--Selma and Montgomery, Emmett Till and Little Rock, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings. Jon Else was the series producer for Eyes on the Prize, and his compelling book captures the tumultuous creation process behind what became one of the most important TV shows in history. Like Hampton and other key staffers, Else was himself a veteran of the movement, and the book braids together tales from their own experiences as civil rights workers in the South in the 1960s as well as documentary makers in the 1980s. It's a story where many themes cross: the challenges to perfect a new telling of African American history, the complex mechanics of making documentaries, the rise of social justice films, and the politics of television and funding for a controversial topic. Else explains how Hampton was not afraid to show the movement's raw realities: conflicts between secular and religious leaders, the shift toward black power, electoral politics, rebellion, and self-defense. It is all on the screen, and the fight to get it all into the films seemed at times almost as ferocious as the history being depicted. True South honors how this eloquent, plainspoken series changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today; the way nonfiction film is made; and the way we think about the legacies of those eventful years."--Jacket.
Baker Berry E185.61 .E525 2017

The Battle of Lake George : England's first triumph in the French and Indian War
Griffith, William R., IV, author
Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2016
Baker Berry E199 .G85 2016

Black America since MLK : and still I rise
McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films ; producers, Talleah Bridges McMahon and Leah Williams ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter and Leah Williams
[Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2016]
Disc 1. Out of the shadows ; Move on up -- disc 2. Keep your head up ; Touch the sky.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.

This will make a man of me : the life and letters of a teenage officer in the Civil War
Scythes, James M., author
Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
Baker Berry E607 .S39 2016

The original Black elite : Daniel Murray and the story of a forgotten era
Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling, author
New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Prologue -- Up and coming -- The good wife -- The Black elite -- The good life -- The good citizen -- Activist couple -- Backsliding -- Confronting lost ground -- National Afro-American Council -- Black history pioneer -- Courting controversy -- Struggling -- Father and sons -- Disillusioned -- Life's work -- Ironic fruits -- New negro/Old cit -- Epilogue.

"In the wake of the Civil War, Daniel Murray, born free and educated in Baltimore, was in the vanguard of Washington, D.C.'s black upper class. Appointed Assistant Librarian at the Library of Congress--at a time when government appointments were the most prestigious positions available for blacks--Murray became wealthy through his business as a construction contractor and married a college-educated socialite. The Murrays' social circles included some of the first African-American U.S. Senators and Congressmen, and their children went to the best colleges--Harvard and Cornell. Though Murray and other black elite of his time were primed to assimilate into the cultural fabric as Americans first and people of color second, their prospects were crushed by Jim Crow segregation and the capitulation to white supremacist groups by the government, which turned a blind eye to their unlawful--often murderous--acts. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor traces the rise, fall, and disillusionment of upper-class African Americans, revealing that they were a representation not of hypothetical achievement but what could be realized by African Americans through education and equal opportunities. As she makes clear, these well-educated and wealthy elite were living proof that African Americans did not lack ability to fully participate in the social contract as white supremacists claimed, making their subsequent fall when Reconstruction was prematurely abandoned all the more tragic" -- provided by publisher.
Baker Berry E185.97.M93 T39 2017

Beyond black and white : from civil rights to Barack Obama
Marable, Manning, 1950-2011, author
London : Verso, 2016
Baker Berry E185.615 .M277 2016

Visiones de acá y de allá : implicaciones de la política antimigrante en las comunidades de origen mexicano en Estados Unidos y México
Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, Roberto Sánchez Benítez, Mariángela Rodríguez Nicholls, coordinadores
[México D.F.] : [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México], 2015
De ida y de regreso: migracion Sinaloa-Arizona en medio de politicas antimigrantes, violencia y desempleo / Ericka C. Montoya Zavala y Arturo Santamaria Gomez -- Caminos, tensiones y violencia en las relaciones de genero entre inmigrantes y residentes en Arachuén, Michoacán / Mariángela Rodríguez Nicholls -- Los efectos del Acta de Reforma Inmigratoria y Control (IRCA) en familias mexicanas en Estados Unidos / Patricia Zavella -- Vivienda, colonias y justicia social en la región fronteriza de Estados Unidos y México / Guillermina "Gina" Núñez -- Contra la ley: multiculturalismo, asimilación estructural y ciudadanía cotidiana de mexicanos y latinoamericanos en Nueva York a pesar de las leyes antimigrantes / Ernesto Castañeda.

"Representa la colaboración de catedráticos de ambos lados de la frontera con una larga trayectoria de estudios acerca de la región México-Estados Unidos. La mayoría de ellos han tenido un contacto directo con las experiencias en las que se basan dichas investigaciones, ya sea porque son descendientes de migrantes, o porque su vocación académica y profesional los ha conducido a conservar una tradición de estudios que resulta de gran importancia para el rediseño permanente de políticas gubernamentales tendientes a garantizar un trato más humano a quienes, por cuestiones económicas, políticas o de violencia, se ven orillados a migrar."--Page [4] of cover.
Baker Berry E184.S75 V57 2015

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