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  • Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War

    Chandra Manning

    Paperback (Vintage, July 25, 2017)
    From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army’s escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States. Chandra Manning casts in a wholly original light what it was like to escape slavery, how emancipation happened, and how citizenship in the United States was transformed. This reshaping of hard structures of power would matter not only for slaves turned citizens, but for all Americans. Integrating a wealth of new findings, this vivid portrait of the Union army’s escaped-slave refugee camps shows how they shaped the course of emancipation and citizenship in the United States. Drawing on records of the Union and Confederate armies, the letters and diaries of soldiers, transcribed testimonies of former slaves, and more, Manning allows us to accompany the black men, women, and children who sought out the Union army in hopes of achieving autonomy for themselves and their communities. It also raised, for the first time, humanitarian questions about refugees in wartime and legal questions about civil and military authority with which we still wrestle, as well as redefined American citizenship, to the benefit, but also to the lasting cost of, African Americans.
  • The Food Market

    Peter Spier

    Hardcover (Doubleday, Aug. 1, 1981)
    Text and illustrations introduce the many kinds of food that can be found at a supermarket. On heavy board pages cut in the shape of a store.
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  • The Toy Shop

    Peter Spier

    Hardcover (Doubleday, Aug. 1, 1981)
    Annie and Hank visit a toy shop to look for a birthday present for their friend Joe. On heavy board pages cut in the shape of the shop.
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  • My School

    Peter Spier

    Hardcover (Doubleday, Aug. 1, 1981)
    Text and pictures present a day's activities at school. On heavy board pages cut in the shape of a schoolhouse.
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  • The Village and The Spider That Grew and Grew

    Jordan Rivers, Arkie Ring

    Paperback (Rivers, Ink LLC, Sept. 20, 2014)
    A small village is having a difficult time growing and harvesting its crops. In a nearby castle, a professor hopes to become rich by creating a potion that makes things grow big. One night, while tasting the potion, the professor's pet spider begins to grow and grow, and grow! Threatening to destroy the village in search of food, the villagers storm the castle demanding the spider be stopped. Can the professor find a way for his pet spider to help the village and live happily ever after?
  • The Fire House

    Peter Spier

    Hardcover (Doubleday, Aug. 1, 1981)
    Depicts a day's activities of a hook and ladder company, including putting out a fire, pumping out a basement, and rescuing a cat. On heavy board pages in the shape of a firehouse.
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  • THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A SH

    Colin Maclean

    Hardcover (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1990)
    Depicts the tale of the old woman who lived in a shoe with all her children as she meets up the Jack, the beanstalk, the goose that laid golden eggs and the giant
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  • MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

    Colin Maclean

    Hardcover (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, May 1, 1990)
    Characters from different nursery rhymes collide when Mary and her little lamb meet up with an old witch in a dark wood and then run into Jack and Jill
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  • Uncle Tungsten

    Oliver W. Sacks

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback Books, Sept. 17, 2002)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
  • The Legend of the Lilies of the field

    Brendan Greally

    Paperback (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 1, 2016)
    The origin of the custom of wearing a cape in France