Part of Our Lives by Wayne A. Wiegand

Part of Our Lives
  • Title : Part of Our Lives
  • Author : Wayne A. Wiegand
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190248009
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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"Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the commonplace reading materials they supply that help users make sense of the world around them."--


A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

A People's History of the United States
  • Title : A People's History of the United States
  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Aristotext
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 675
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  • Language : English
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In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.


Apostles of Culture by Dee Garrison

Apostles of Culture
  • Title : Apostles of Culture
  • Author : Dee Garrison
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780299181147
  • Pages : 319
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  • Language : English
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In her Foreword, Christine Pawley sums up the importance of Dee Garrison's book as follows: “Nearly a quarter-century has passed since the first edition of Apostles of Culture appeared. Since no book-length study of the formation of the American public library has yet challenged Dee Garrison's 1979 analysis, it remains the most recent---and most-cited--- interpretation of the public library's past, a landmark in the history, and the historiography, of libraries and librarianship...For students and researchers who want to understand the development of a field that still suffers the status of the taken-for-granted, Apostles of Culture stands as a historical document. Its reissue allows its historiographical and political---as well as its historical---significance to be more fully appreciated.”


The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South by Shirley A. Wiegand,Wayne A. Wiegand

The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South
  • Title : The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South
  • Author : Shirley A. Wiegand,Wayne A. Wiegand
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807168696
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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In The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South, Wayne A. and Shirley A. Wiegand tell the comprehensive story of the integration of southern public libraries. As in other efforts to integrate civic institutions in the 1950s and 1960s, the determination of local activists won the battle against segregation in libraries. In particular, the willingness of young black community members to take part in organized protests and direct actions ensured that local libraries would become genuinely free to all citizens. The Wiegands trace the struggle for equal access to the years before the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, when black activists in the South focused their efforts on equalizing accommodations, rather than on the more daunting—and dangerous—task of undoing segregation. After the ruling, momentum for vigorously pursuing equality grew, and black organizations shifted to more direct challenges to the system, including public library sit-ins and lawsuits against library systems. Although local groups often took direction from larger civil rights organizations, the energy, courage, and determination of younger black community members ensured the eventual desegregation of Jim Crow public libraries. The Wiegands examine the library desegregation movement in several southern cities and states, revealing the ways that individual communities negotiated—mostly peacefully, sometimes violently—the integration of local public libraries. This study adds a new chapter to the history of civil rights activism in the mid-twentieth century and celebrates the resolve of community activists as it weaves the account of racial discrimination in public libraries through the national narrative of the civil rights movement.


The People's History of America by N.A

The People's History of America
  • Title : The People's History of America
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 727
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  • Language : English
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Library of American History by Samuel Lorenzo Knapp

Library of American History
  • Title : Library of American History
  • Author : Samuel Lorenzo Knapp
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Historical magazine; or, Classical library of public events by N.A

The Historical magazine; or, Classical library of public events
  • Title : The Historical magazine; or, Classical library of public events
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England by N.A

The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England
  • Title : The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

A Queer History of the United States
  • Title : A Queer History of the United States
  • Author : Michael Bronski
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807044660
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present. In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to “Publick Universal Friend,” refused to use pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her own congregation in upstate New York. In the mid-nineteenth century, internationally famous Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an openly lesbian life, including a well-publicized “female marriage.” And in the late 1920s, Augustus Granville Dill was fired by W. E. B. Du Bois from the NAACP’s magazine the Crisis after being arrested for a homosexual encounter. These are just a few moments of queer history that Michael Bronski highlights in this groundbreaking book. Intellectually dynamic and endlessly provocative, A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary documents, literature, and cultural histories, noted scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s, and has written a testament to how the LGBT experience has profoundly shaped our country, culture, and history. A Queer History of the United States abounds with startling examples of unknown or often ignored aspects of American history—the ineffectiveness of sodomy laws in the colonies, the prevalence of cross-dressing women soldiers in the Civil War, the impact of new technologies on LGBT life in the nineteenth century, and how rock music and popular culture were, in large part, responsible for the devastating backlash against gay rights in the late 1970s. Most striking, Bronski documents how, over centuries, various incarnations of social purity movements have consistently attempted to regulate all sexuality, including fantasies, masturbation, and queer sex. Resisting these efforts, same-sex desire flourished and helped make America what it is today. At heart, A Queer History of the United States is simply about American history. It is a book that will matter both to LGBT people and heterosexuals. This engrossing and revelatory history will make readers appreciate just how queer America really is.


Waldie's Select Circulating Library by N.A

Waldie's Select Circulating Library
  • Title : Waldie's Select Circulating Library
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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A Short Sketch of the Origin and Present State of He Colony of Liberia, on the Western Coast of Africa, with and Address from the Settlers There to the Free People of Colour in the United States by N.A

A Short Sketch of the Origin and Present State of He Colony of Liberia, on the Western Coast of Africa, with and Address from the Settlers There to the Free People of Colour in the United States
  • Title : A Short Sketch of the Origin and Present State of He Colony of Liberia, on the Western Coast of Africa, with and Address from the Settlers There to the Free People of Colour in the United States
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 12
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  • Language : English
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The Cyclopædia by Abraham Rees

The Cyclopædia
  • Title : The Cyclopædia
  • Author : Abraham Rees
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  • Pages : N.A
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Historic Preservation, Administrative Procedures by United States. Department of the Army

Historic Preservation, Administrative Procedures
  • Title : Historic Preservation, Administrative Procedures
  • Author : United States. Department of the Army
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 123
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  • Language : English
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Booksellers' Advertiser by N.A

Booksellers' Advertiser
  • Title : Booksellers' Advertiser
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Select Circulating Library by N.A

The Select Circulating Library
  • Title : The Select Circulating Library
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Antiquities of the Jews [book 17-20]. The life of Flavius Josephus. The Jewish war. Against Apion. An extract out of Josephus's discourse to the Greeks concerning Hades. Appendix [Dissertation 1-3 by Flavius Josephus

Antiquities of the Jews [book 17-20]. The life of Flavius Josephus. The Jewish war. Against Apion. An extract out of Josephus's discourse to the Greeks concerning Hades. Appendix [Dissertation 1-3
  • Title : Antiquities of the Jews [book 17-20]. The life of Flavius Josephus. The Jewish war. Against Apion. An extract out of Josephus's discourse to the Greeks concerning Hades. Appendix [Dissertation 1-3
  • Author : Flavius Josephus
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  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Literary panorama by N.A

The Literary panorama
  • Title : The Literary panorama
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Humanities by N.A

Humanities
  • Title : Humanities
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Princeton Alumni Weekly by N.A

Princeton Alumni Weekly
  • Title : Princeton Alumni Weekly
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : princeton alumni weekly
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Farmer's Library by Leonard Elijah Lathrop

The Farmer's Library
  • Title : The Farmer's Library
  • Author : Leonard Elijah Lathrop
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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A Compendious History of New England by Jedidiah Morse

A Compendious History of New England
  • Title : A Compendious History of New England
  • Author : Jedidiah Morse
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature by N.A

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature
  • Title : The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Bicentennial of the United States of America by American Revolution Bicentennial Administration

The Bicentennial of the United States of America
  • Title : The Bicentennial of the United States of America
  • Author : American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 523
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  • Language : English
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The Literary Gazette by William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

The Literary Gazette
  • Title : The Literary Gazette
  • Author : William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Athenaeum by N.A

The Athenaeum
  • Title : The Athenaeum
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin .. Comprising a Series of Letters on Miscellaneous, Litarary, and Political Subjects by Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin

The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin .. Comprising a Series of Letters on Miscellaneous, Litarary, and Political Subjects
  • Title : The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin .. Comprising a Series of Letters on Miscellaneous, Litarary, and Political Subjects
  • Author : Benjamin Franklin,William Temple Franklin
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Knowledge by N.A

The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Knowledge
  • Title : The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Knowledge
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Mental Health Research Institute Staff Publications by University of Michigan. Mental Health Research Institute

Mental Health Research Institute Staff Publications
  • Title : Mental Health Research Institute Staff Publications
  • Author : University of Michigan. Mental Health Research Institute
  • Publisher : UM Libraries
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Spectator by N.A

The Spectator
  • Title : The Spectator
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Christian Library by N.A

The Christian Library
  • Title : The Christian Library
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The New People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge by N.A

The New People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge
  • Title : The New People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Congressional Globe by United States. Congress

The Congressional Globe
  • Title : The Congressional Globe
  • Author : United States. Congress
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  • Pages : N.A
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Brother Jonathan by N.A

Brother Jonathan
  • Title : Brother Jonathan
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803 by William Cobbett

The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803
  • Title : The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803
  • Author : William Cobbett
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Saturday Magazine by N.A

The Saturday Magazine
  • Title : The Saturday Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803 by Great Britain. Parliament

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803
  • Title : The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament
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  • Pages : N.A
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The President's Report to the Board of Regents for the Academic Year ... Financial Statement for the Fiscal Year by University of Michigan

The President's Report to the Board of Regents for the Academic Year ... Financial Statement for the Fiscal Year
  • Title : The President's Report to the Board of Regents for the Academic Year ... Financial Statement for the Fiscal Year
  • Author : University of Michigan
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  • Pages : N.A
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The General Evening Post by N.A

The General Evening Post
  • Title : The General Evening Post
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors by S. Austin Allibone

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors
  • Title : A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors
  • Author : S. Austin Allibone
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The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature by Abraham Rees

The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature
  • Title : The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature
  • Author : Abraham Rees
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  • Pages : N.A
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