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New and Notable—National Museum of American History Library

The Libraries would like to highlight some more new and diverse titles that have been added recently to the National Museum of American History Library.

Image003 American Caesars: lives of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Nigel Hamilton. Yale University Press, 2010. E176.1 .H23 2010 


Presidents — United States — Biography.

United States — History — 1945-

United States — Politics and government — 1945-1989.

United States — Politics and government — 1989-

Image005 (1) Helen Taft: our musical first lady. Lewis L. Gould. University Press of Kansas, c2010. E762.1.T12 G68 2010 



Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943.

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.

Presidents' spouses — United States — Biography.

Image008 (1) The Great Plains during World War II. R. Douglas Hurt.

University of Nebraska Press, c2008.

Table of contents

F595 .H95 2008 


World War, 1939-1945 — Great Plains.

Great Plains — History — 20th century.

Great Plains — Social conditions — 20th century.


Image011 Negro baseball– before integrationby Effa Manley and Leon Herbert Hardwick; edited by Robert L. Cvornyek. St. Johann Press, c2006. GV863.A1 M347 2006


Negro leagues — History.

Image015 (1) The generations of Corning: the life and times of a global corporation. Davis Dyer, Daniel Gross.

Oxford University Press, 2001.

Chronicles the evolution of Corning Incorporated, including the leadership of five generations of the Houghton family from 1851 to 1996, and the development of Pyrex, the Ribbon Machine, Corning Ware, television tubes, and fiber optics.

HD2796.C66 D94 2001


Corning Incorporated.

Corning Incorporated — History.

Conglomerate corporations — United States.

Image018 (1) Time, consumption and everyday life: practice, materiality and culture, edited by Elizabeth Shove, Frank Trentmann and Richard Wilk. Berg, 2009.

Everyday practice and the production and consumption of time / Elizabeth Shove — Timespace and the organization of social life / Ted Schatzki — Re-ordering temporal rhythms: coordinating daily practices in the UK in 1937 and 2000 / Dale Southerton — Disruption is normal: blackouts, breakdowns and the elasticity of everyday life / Frank Trentmann — My soul for a seat: commuting and the routines of mobility / Tom O'Dell — Routines: made and unmade / Billy Ehn and Orvar Löfgren — Calendars and clocks: cycles of horticultural commerce in nineteenth-century America / Marina Moskowitz — Fads, fashions and 'real' innovation: novelties and social change / Jukka Gronow — The edge of agency: routine, habits and volition / Richard Wilk — Buying time / Daniel Miller — Seasonal and commercial rhythms of domestic consumption: a Japanese case study / Inge Daniels — Special and ordinary times: tea in motion / Güliz Ger and Olga Kravets — Making time: reciprocal object relations and the self-legitimizing time of wooden boating / Mikko Jalas — The ethics of routine: consciousness, tedium and value / Don Slater.

HM656 .T545 2009 


Time — Sociological aspects.

Consumption (Economics) — Social aspects.

Time management — Social aspects.

Image021 Angel Island: immigrant gateway to America. Erika Lee & Judy Yung. Oxford University Press, 2010. JV6926.A65 L44 2010 


Introduction — Guarding the Golden Gate: the life and business of the immigration station — "One hundred kinds of oppressive laws": Chinese immigrants in the shadow of exclusion — "Agony, anguish, and anxiety": Japanese immigrants on Angel Island — "Obstacles this way, blockades that way": South Asian immigrants, U.S. exclusion, and the gadar movement — "A people without a country": Korean refugee students and picture brides — In search of freedom and opportunity: Russians and Jews in the promised land — "El norte": Mexican immigrants on Angel Island — From "U.S. nationals" to "aliens": Filipino migration and repatriation through Angel Island — Saving Angel Island — Epilogue: the legacy of Angel Island.


Angel Island Immigration Station (Calif.) — History.

San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) — Emigration and immigration.


  —Chris Cottrill


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