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Demos, John.

Summary: Near the start of the nineteenth century, a group of eminent Protestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind into the redemptive fold of Christianity. Its core element was a special school for youth drawn from all parts of the earth, including the Pacific Islands, China, India, and the native nations of North America. If all went well, graduates would return to join...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.829 Demos

Cooper, Anderson

Summary: Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Cooper

Luxenberg, Steve

Summary: Documents the story of the infamous nineteenth-century Supreme Court ruling in favor of segregation, tracing the half-century of history that shaped the ruling and the reverberations that are still being felt today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 Luxenberg 2020

Alexander, Kwame

Summary: "A novel in verse about a boy escaping slavers during the nineteenth century"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Alexander

Hamlin, Kimberly A

Summary: "How one "fallen woman" battled religious ideology, pseudoscience, and political resistance to women's right to vote. Exposed in Ohio newspapers for an affair with a married man, Alice Chenowyth refused to cower in shame. Instead she changed her name to Helen Hamilton Gardener, moved to New York, pretended to be married to her lover, and became a wildly popular lecturer and author, brazenly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Gardener

Brands, H. W.

Summary: "What do moral people do when democracy countenances evil? The question, implicit in the idea that people can govern themselves, came to a head in America at the middle of the nineteenth century, in the struggle over slavery. John Brown's answer was violence--violence of a sort some in later generations would call terrorism. Brown was a deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Brands

Meacham, Jon

Summary: "A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was president when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions inextricably bound up with money, power, race, identity, and faith. He was hated and hailed, excoriated and revered. In Lincoln we can see the possibilities of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2022

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Hurston, Zora Neale

Summary: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Lewis

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2016

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION White

Roberts, Cokie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.309 Rober

Roberts, Cokie.

Summary: Shares the stories of remarkable women who shaped American history between 1796 and 1828, including Dolley Madison, Theodosia Burr, and Sacajawea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.409 Rob

Nelson, Megan Kate

Summary: "A dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American history. In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West. Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 Nelson 2020

Blight, David W

Summary: "The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Douglass

Love, Dorothy

Summary: "A general's wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War. Mary Anna Custis Lee is a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, wife of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and heiress to Virginia's storied Arlington house and General Washington's personal belongings. Born in bondage at Arlington, Selina Norris Gray learns to read and write...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Love

Husfloen, Kyle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wallace-Homestead Book Co. 1992

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 748.291 Hus

Whitehead, Colson

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Whiteh

Hanks, Tom

Summary: In the aftermath of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, an elderly widower and itinerant news reader, is offered fifty dollars to bring an orphan girl, who was kidnapped and raised by Kiowa raiders, from Wichita Falls back to her family in San Antonio.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entert. 2021

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD News

Roberts, Gary L.

Summary: "At dawn on the morning of November 29, 1864, Colonel John Milton Chivington gave the command that led to slaughter of 230 peaceful Cheyennes and Arapahos--primarily women, children, and elderly--camped under the protection of the U. S. government along Sand Creek in Colorado Territory and flying both an American flag and a white flag. The Sand Creek massacre seized national attention in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.802 Roberts

Allen, Thomas B.

Summary: Lincoln knew that winning the war would take more than the same old strategies and maneuvers. It would require using technology to create new ways of waging war. Lincoln worked to make sure his soldiers and sailors had the best and latest hardware. By combining new tools with time-tested tactics, he helped revolutionize warfare.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 973.730 Allen

Zhang, Jenny

Summary: "Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Zhang

Blake, James Carlos.

Summary: "James Carlos Blake is a master at weaving historical fact into fiction. Two generations of Wolfe men--begat by an English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828--track their violent but manifest destiny through the Diaz Regime in Mexico in the early 1900s and back to Gulf Coast Texas. The novel centers on two sets of identical "hero twins," each with a violent history that mirror the author's belief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinco Puntos Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Western, Call number: WESTERN Blake

Jiles, Paulette

Summary: "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Jiles

Tobin, Jacqueline

Summary: The authors reveal secret codes woven by African-American slaves into quilts used to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 Tob

Egan, Timothy.

Summary: "From the National Book Award-winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America. The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Meagher

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