Epic Reads Book Club Sampler

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Between 1971 and 1990, the Hispanic population of the United States increased by 141 percent, while the Asian population grew by 385 percent. The War of 1812, however fitfully, had demonstrated American military independence, but breaking free of the economic and cultural dominance of Great Britain would prove to be longer and more complicated struggles. Because of the obvious difficulties presented by the fact that government could exclude the media from access to meetings, files, records, and other information, and because of a growing suspicion on the part of the media that not all government restrictions on information had to do with legitimate "national security" issues, a movement to liberalize rules about access to information began in the 1950s and had great success throughout the 1970s.

Chasing Lincoln's Killer

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As in the days of the early Christian church, they transformed service to ministry. Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Department of Education, 1938. Spokespersons for organized labor claimed in 2000 that the agreement had resulted in a net loss of 420,000 jobs, while advocates of free trade insisted that 311,000 new jobs had been created to support record US exports to Canada and Mexico, with only 116,000 workers displaced—a net gain of 195,000 jobs.

My Boyfriend Bites (My Boyfriend Is a Monster (Paperback))

Dan Jolley

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New Immigrants worked for low wages and children worked for nearly no pay. It may be the first of its type known to exist. The white majority often attacked the Mexican and Chinese minorities. The Alaskan Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, sweeping west far out to sea, consist of a chain of volcanoes, many still active. The egalitarian rhetoric of the Revolution did not extend to slaves, and after independence, full citizenship rights did not extend to all whites.

Sing Down the Moon

Scott O'Dell

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The avant-garde in the twentieth century has increasingly treated the work of art as an object in this world rather than a window into another world. Under the influence of the new Romantic ethos, Bach was being recreated as a 'national hero'. The act also made several categories of immigrants ineligible to enter the United States, including convicts, "lunatics" (a catch-all term for those deemed mentally unfit) and those likely to become “public charges,” i.e., those who would place a financial burden on state institutions or charities.

The Notorious Izzy Fink

Don Brown

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As a result, gaming activity moved from California to places such as Virginia City, Nevada. As a result, they were attacked, arrested, imprisoned, and force-fed. Name: Refers to the village of Barbizon on the edge of the Fountainebleau forest, 30 miles southeast of Paris. However, pioneers who established farms in the plains�in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas�faced difficult and isolated lives.

In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a

L. A. Meyer

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These new vessels were not remarkably superior to the best single-screw steam-ships in the matter of speed, and any advantage gained in this respect may be attributed to their having greater horse-power. Central America narrowly escaped becoming part of Mexico in 1822. Jeff Shaara, The Fateful Lightning (2015), about Union General William T. Almost every town puts on some sort of festivity to celebrate the day.

Sarah Jane: Liberty's Torch (The Eleanor Series, Book 4)

Eleanor Clark

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These were restless and ambitious people who had high expectations. 15 Probably nowhere was this more apparent than in California. The American German Jewish community of the 1900s in which middle-class women hosted receptions in their parlors, managed public religious life as saviors of Judaism, busied themselves as professional social workers, organized women’s congresses, and collaborated with American Protestant women in political campaigns differed dramatically from its “grandmother” of seventy-five years earlier in which women were mainly preoccupied with caring for numerous children at home, helping their husbands in family stores, and traditional tzedaka in the congregation.

Freedom Knows No Color (Passages to History)

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With tears in his eyes, he refused cold water to his fevered patients, and denied fresh air to weak lungs, from the kindest of mistaken motives. As a rule, it was believed that the efficacy of a drug was in exact proportion to its nauseousness, and no one had faith in small doses. Pogrom is defined as attacks performed by one population group against another. The costs of the hurricane and flooding were exceedingly high in terms of both loss of life and economic damage: more than 1,000 people died and damages were estimated to reach $200 billion.

Daniel's Walk

Michael Spooner

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Iron ore supported the nation's most basic nonagricultural industry, iron and steel manufacture; the major domestic sources were in the Lake Superior area, with Minnesota and Michigan leading all other states in iron ore yields. This prison also pioneered the use of solitary confinement as a type of punishment. In order to be admitted to the Community for German Beliefs, the candidate had to prove that he had no non-Aryan blood in his veins and that he will keep his blood pure through marriage.

The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen

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Chippewa baby waits on a cradleboard while parents tend rice crops (Minnesota, 1940). The current account deficit ballooned to record levels, and consumer spending was increasingly tied to prices in the over inflated housing market. That same year, total imports were $48.9 billion. However, in cases where journalists are defendants, courts are more likely to find that information is at the heart of the plaintiff's case and cannot be obtained from alternative sources.