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New Books, September 2012

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NEW DATABASE!  (Actually an upgrade to previous Academic Search Premier)  Academic Search Complete
Contains 13,200 abstracted and indexed journals and 8,750 full text journals.  Offers unmatched coverage of information spanning a broad range of academic study.

 

From ebooks on EbscoHost….Career Clinic: 8 Simple Rules for Finding Work You Love, by Maureen Anderson, 2009
A great read for all college students seeking career direction.  This book reflects on the importance of passion for your future job and ideas for finding what you love.

 

Aloha America: Hula Circuits Through the U.S. Empire

By Adria L. Imada

GV 1796.H8 I43 2012

In this book, the author presents a historical perspective on the unique topic of Hawaiian hula dancing. From the late 1800s to the 1950s, traveling hula groups, known as hula circuits, toured the United States and sections of Europe. This book examines the impact of hula not only on Hawaiian culture, but also on Hawaii’s relationship with the United States as a whole.


The Secret Trust of Aspasia Cruvellier Mirault: The Life and Trials of a Free Woman of Color in Antebellum Georgia

By Janice L. Sumler-Edmond

F294.S2 S86 2008

This book tells the never before told story of Aspasia Cruvellier Mirault, an African-American woman who owned land and a business in pre-Civil War Savannah. Owning a business was revolutionary for any woman living during that era. Even more so, it was unprecedented for a free, African-American woman. The story unfolds with a covert alliance between Aspasia and a white man and ends with the Georgia Supreme Court trial that followed many years later.  

 

 

Preparing Teachers and Developing School Leaders for the 21st Century: Lessons from around the World

Edited by Andreas Schleicher

LB2806.P74 2012

This work offers key topics from the International Summit on the Teaching Profession. It provides in-depth research articles that describe effective school leaders, what teachers need to teach to prepare their students for the 21st century, and the need to meet teacher demand and supply. This book is an excellent resource for any education major.

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