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UCC LibGuides at Union County College
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
The Signature of All Things by
Call Number: F Gi373 (Temporarily at the Display Area for New Books)
Alma Whittaker, born with the century, slid into our world on the fifth of January, 1800. . .
Call Number: Find this DVD at 791.4375 Be418 in the MEDIA section.
An adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the troubled years following the Civil War and the spirit of a murdered child which haunts the Ohio home of a former slave.
Early Twentieth Century
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by
Call Number: F Ma426 (Temporarily in the Display Area for New Books)
"This was not the life smart and lovely Hattie expected to live after fleeing Jim Crow Georgia in 1923 and settling in Philadelphia. Two years later, married (at 16) to an irresponsible man, she is poor, cold, hungry, and desperate as her twin babies sicken with pneumonia. . . " The book spotlights "intensely dramatic episodes in the lives of Hattie's nine subsequent children (and one grandchild to make the twelve tribes )."
Mid-Twentieth Century To Present
Barbie: American Icon to World Idol.
The article looks at the success and evolution of the Barbie doll from Mattel Inc. which is said to be the number one selling doll in the world. Accordingly, its debut on March 9, 1959 (Barbie was named Barbara Millicent Roberts) led Mattel to the forefront of the toy industry. It says the company has continuously re-invented Barbie to keep up with the changing trends. In 1968, Mattel introduced the first African-American doll in order to keep the diverse and ethnic population in the U.S. . . . . SOURCE: Sharma, Rachna. "Barbie: American Icon To World Idol." ICFAI Journal Of Brand Management 5.2 (2008): 39-51. Business Source Elite. Web. 27 Feb. 2015.
More Historical Fiction with Female Heroines
One Thousand White Women
Call Number: Find at F FE38 (Cranford)
May Dodd and other pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians
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