Louis Stokes Wing
525 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Manager: Don Boozer
About the Department
The diversified collection of the Social Sciences Department addresses human relationships and experiences in their social, political and religious contexts. From legal codes to points of etiquette, most social concerns are covered here.
Cleveland was the center of the political universe when the Republican National Convention was in town, but the election season is still in full swing. Below is a small selection of recent additions to the Social Sciences collection to let you explore the entire political spectrum — right, left, and center. Just click on the title to find the book in our catalog or to place a hold:
- Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again by Donald Trump. ★★ The library’s Nonfiction Book Club will be discussing Crippled America on October 13, 2016, 12pm. Join us in the Social Sciences department, Louis Stokes Wing, 5th Floor. ★★
- America Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation's Path to Addressing Its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century by Stanley B. Greenberg
- Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy by Adam Sheingate
- Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America by Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos
- The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman
- Going Red: The Two Million Voters Who Will Elect the Next President – And How Conservatives Can Win Them by Ed Morrissey
- It’s The Middle Class Stupid! by James Carville and Stan Greenberg
- Lies Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics by Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters
- Never Trust A Liberal Over 3 – Especially a Republican by Ann Coulter
- Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century by Margaret O’Mara
- Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future by Mark R. Levin
- Poison Tea: How Big Oil and Big Tobacco Invented the Tea Party and Captured the GOP by Jeff Nesbit
- Political Animals: How our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics by Richard Shenkman
- Political Suicide: Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, and Just Plain Dumb Mistakes in the Annals of American Politics by Erin McHugh
- Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism Exposed by Jack Cashill
- The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech by Kristen Powers
- Turning Texas Blue: What It Will Take to Break the GOP Grip on America’s Reddest State by Mary Beth Rogers
- The Sports Research Center: More than 25,000 books, magazines and primary research materials, including archival photos, scrapbooks, autographs, clippings, oral history recordings, correspondence and more.
- Subjects: Aging, anthropology, costumes, dance, folklore, the occult, sports & games, sociology, crime, education, death, international relations, government, and law
- Special Strengths: Psychology, religion, baseball, social reform, women, international law, sports, and education
- The Eugene C. Murdock Baseball Collection: Focus on American baseball, 1905-1976. Major league monographs, serials, photographs, scrapbooks, and programs, minor league programs and photographs. Oral history tapes of early 20th century major league players.
- Cleveland Desegregation Collection: Court documents, newsletters, and clippings from 1972 to date.
- United Nations: Our department is Ohio’s depository for the United Nations’ Official Records, serials, yearbooks and working documents.
- Cleveland City Club Forums 1979-Present: The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. Video and audio recordings available.