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The Dismissal Of Miss Ruth Brown

Author : Louise S. Robbins
ISBN : 0806133147
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1950 Ruth W. Brown, librarian at the Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Public Library, was summarily dismissed from her job after thirty years of exemplary service, ostensibly because she had circulated subversive materials. In truth, however, Brown was fired because she had become active in promoting racial equality and had helped form a group affiliated with the Congress of Racial Equality. Louise S. Robbins tells the story of the political, social, economic, and cultural threads that became interwoven in a particular time and place, creating a strong web of opposition. This combination of forces ensnared Ruth Brown and her colleagues-for the most part women and African Americans-who championed the cause of racial equality. This episode in a small Oklahoma town almost a half-century ago is more than a disturbing local event. It exemplifies the McCarthy era, foregrounding those who labored for racial justice, sometimes at great cost, before the civil rights movement. In addition, it reveals a masking of concerns that led even Brown’s allies to obscure the cause of racial integration for which she fought. Relevant today, Ruth Brown’s story helps us understand the matrix of personal, community, state, and national forces that can lead to censorship, intolerance, and the suppression of individual rights.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Encyclopedia Of Women In The American West

Author : Gordon Moris Bakken
ISBN : 9781452265261
Genre : History
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The Encyclopedia of Women of the American West captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the mid-1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society. Including many women profiled for the first time, the encyclopedia offers immense value and interest to practicing historians as well as students and the public.
Category: History

American Dissidents

Author : Kathlyn Gay
ISBN : 9781598847642
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Anarchists, civil rights advocates, dissidents, and political pundits have all played key roles in shaping our nation. Examining modern-day individuals like WikiLeaker Bradley Manning and conservative video prankster James O'Keefe as well as those of prior decades like César Chávez, this book profiles controversial figures across history. * 150 profiles of 20th- and 21st-century American dissidents, subversives, and political activists * References at the end of each entry * An extensive bibliography for further research
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Research In Information Studies

Author : W. Bernard Lukenbill
ISBN : 9781469179612
Genre : Social Science
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Research is integrated into the whole fabric of modern-day society and culture. It affects our lives in so many waysfrom finding a job to knowing how to manage our health. Information studies designed to understand this array of information encompasses a wide expanse of disciplines. Many of these areas draw their philosophical and research bases from a mixture of disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities. This book takes a holistic view of these diverse areas and shows how they are united through the common thread of enhancing our knowledge of and understanding the world in which we all live.
Category: Social Science

On Account Of Sex

Author : Betsy Kruger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114579449
Genre : History
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Index to library and information science literature concerning the status of women in American librarianship and information science published from 1998-2002.
Category: History

Virginia A Hand Book

Author : Thomas Whitehead
ISBN : UVA:X004246246
Genre : Virginia
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Category: Virginia

Not Seeing Red

Author : Stephen Karetzky
ISBN : UOM:39015054170637
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A permissive society, a power-hungry people, a nation without God. Daniel's situation in Babylon sounds quite a bit like our own. In the midst of such forces, how can we remain loyal to biblical values? How can we have a positive impact on those around us? Daniel gives us practical and personal help with these questions.This LifeGuide Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection. Leader's notes are included with information on study preparation, leading the study and small group components as well as helps for specific Bible passages covered in the study. Presented in a convenient workbook format and featuring the inductive Bible study approach, LifeGuides are thoroughly field-tested prior to publication; they're proven and popular guides for digging into Scripture on your own or with a small group.PDF download with a single-user license; available from InterVarsity Press and other resellers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Libraries And The Reading Public In Twentieth Century America

Author : Christine Pawley
ISBN : 9780299293239
Genre : History
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For well over one hundred years, libraries open to the public have played a crucial part in fostering in Americans the skills and habits of reading and writing, by routinely providing access to standard forms of print: informational genres such as newspapers, pamphlets, textbooks, and other reference books, and literary genres including poetry, plays, and novels. Public libraries continue to have an extraordinary impact; in the early twenty-first century, the American Library Association reports that there are more public library branches than McDonald's restaurants in the United States. Much has been written about libraries from professional and managerial points of view, but less so from the perspectives of those most intimately involved—patrons and librarians. Drawing on circulation records, patron reviews, and other archived materials, Libraries and the Reading Public in Twentieth-Century America underscores the evolving roles that libraries have played in the lives of American readers. Each essay in this collection examines a historical circumstance related to reading in libraries. The essays are organized in sections on methods of researching the history of reading in libraries; immigrants and localities; censorship issues; and the role of libraries in providing access to alternative, nonmainstream publications. The volume shows public libraries as living spaces where individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds, needs, and desires encountered and used a great variety of texts, images, and other media throughout the twentieth century.
Category: History

Purity In Print

Author : Paul S. Boyer
ISBN : 0299175847
Genre : History
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The first edition of Purity in Print documented book censorship in America from the 1870s to the 1930s, embedding it within the larger social and cultural history of the time. In this second edition, Boyer adds two new chapters carrying his history forward to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Category: History

The Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082971303
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000085253445
Genre : Libraries
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Taking Sides American History

Author : Larry Madaras
ISBN : UOM:39015062613586
Genre : History
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Presents opposing arguments on eighteen events and issues in American history since Reconstruction, including the Industrial Revolution, Prohibition, the Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, segregation, the Cold War, and others.
Category: History

Handbook Of American Women S History

Author : Frances M. Kavenik
ISBN : UOM:49015002880723
Genre : History
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This exceptional reference presents short articles on key people, events, and ideas that have shaped the history of women in the United States. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition features more than 100 new entries as well as, for the first time, photographs and artwork illustrating key concepts. Aimed at librarians, students, and teachers, the Handbook of American Women's History provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of a fascinating field of study. Arranged alphabetically, each entry is accompanied by a bibliography of primary and secondary sources to which interested readers can turn for more information. Editors Angela M. Howard and Frances M. Kavenik also provide an extensive subject/name index and end-of-entry cross-referencing to make the book an invaluable resource.
Category: History

Taking Sides

Author : Larry Madaras
ISBN : 0072422564
Genre : United States
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Presents opposing viewpoints on seventeen controversial issues in American history, covering a period that ranges from 1945 to 2000.
Category: United States


Author : Organization of American Historians. Meeting
ISBN : UCSC:32106020343296
Genre : Historians
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Category: Historians

Srrt Newsletter

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ISBN : NWU:35556035615863
Genre : Libraries and society
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Category: Libraries and society

Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078261933
Genre : Bibliography
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Category: Bibliography

Cinematic Cold War

Author : Tony Shaw
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215366613
Genre : Performing Arts
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The first book-length survey of cinema's vital role in the Cold War cultural combat between the U.S. and the USSR. Focuses on 10 films--five American and five Soviet, both iconic and lesser-known works--showing that cinema provided a crucial outlet for the global "debate" between democratic and communist ideologies.
Category: Performing Arts