• Political Science

The Shifting Wind

The Supreme Court and Civil Rights from Reconstruction to Brown
Author: John R. Howard
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791440896
Category: Political Science
Page: 393
View: 1508
Examines the significant role played by the U.S. Supreme Court in shaping race relations and affecting civil rights in the period between the end of the Civil War and the 1954 Brown decision.

    • Political Science

Boundary Control

Subnational Authoritarianism in Federal Democracies
Author: Edward L. Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521192234
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
View: 2761
The democratization of the national government is only a first step in the diffusion of democracy throughout a country's territory. Even after a national government is democratized, subnational authoritarian "enclaves" often continue to deny rights to citizens of local jurisdictions. This is a common but little-understood problem in the post-communist and developing world and was a key facet of American politics until the fall of the "Solid South" in the mid-twentieth century. This book explains how subnational authoritarianism is part of normal democratic politics and strategic interactions between local authoritarians and national democratic leaders.

    • Books

Book review digest


Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
View: 3365

    • American literature

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 4208

    • Law

Supreme Court of the United States

A Bibliography
Author: George H. Rutland
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 227
View: 7210
Although not as glamourous as the Presidency and not as raucous as Congress, the Supreme Court quietly wields more power and influence over life in the United States than the other two combined. There is not a facet of life in the US that the Supreme Court is not called upon sooner or later to offer an opinion about. This bibliography gathers important literature about the Supreme Court and provides access through subject groupings as well as author and subject indexes. Contents: General; History; Separation of Powers; Constitutional Law; Freedom of Religion; Judicial Process; Civil Rights; Justices; Freedoms; Judicial Power and Indexes.


    • Dissertations, Academic

America, History and Life


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Page: N.A
View: 8048
Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.


    • American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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    • Academic libraries

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
View: 6063

    • History

Inherently Unequal

The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903
Author: Lawrence Goldstone
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9780802778857
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4436
A potent and original examination of how the Supreme Court subverted justice and empowered the Jim Crow era. In the years following the Civil War, the 13th Amendment abolished slavery; the 14th conferred citizenship and equal protection under the law to white and black; and the 15th gave black American males the right to vote. In 1875, the most comprehensive civil rights legislation in the nation's history granted all Americans "the full and equal enjoyment" of public accommodations. Just eight years later, the Supreme Court, by an 8-1 vote, overturned the Civil Rights Act as unconstitutional and, in the process, disemboweled the equal protection provisions of the 14th Amendment. Using court records and accounts of the period, Lawrence Goldstone chronicles how "by the dawn of the 20th century the U.S. had become the nation of Jim Crow laws, quasi-slavery, and precisely the same two-tiered system of justice that had existed in the slave era." The very human story of how and why this happened make Inherently Unequal as important as it is provocative. Examining both celebrated decisions like Plessy v. Ferguson and those often overlooked, Goldstone demonstrates how the Supreme Court turned a blind eye to the obvious reality of racism, defending instead the business establishment and status quo--thereby legalizing the brutal prejudice that came to define the Jim Crow era.

    • Education

The Managerial Imperative and the Practice of Leadership in Schools


Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887065934
Category: Education
Page: 293
View: 2245
With this significant new work, Larry Cuban provides a unique and insightful perspective on the bridging of the long-standing and well-known gap between teachers and administrators. Drawing on the literature of the field as well as personal experience, Cuban recognizes the enduring structural relationship within school organizations inherited by teachers, principals, and superintendents, and calls for a renewal of their sense of common purpose regarding the role of schooling in a democratic society. Cuban analyzes the dominant images (moral and technical), roles (instructional, managerial, and political), and contexts (classroom, school, and district) within which teachers, principals, and superintendents have worked over the last century. He concludes that when these powerful images and roles are wedded to the structural conditions in which schooling occurs, "managerial behavior" results, thus narrowing the potential for more thoughtful, effective, and appropriate leadership. Cuban then turns to consider this situation with respect to the contemporary movement for school reform, identifying significant concerns both for policymakers and practitioners. This honest, thought-provoking book by a leading scholar, writer, and practitioner in the field represents an invaluable resource--an insightful introduction for those just entering the field and a fresh, new perspective for those long-familiar with its complexities. Cuban's ethnographic approach to the development of his own career and viewpoint, as well as his highly readable style, make this a work of lasting value.

    • Law

The Pursuit of Racial and Ethnic Equality in American Public Schools

Mendez, Brown, and Beyond
Author: Kristi L. Bowman
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 1628952393
Category: Law
Page: 452
View: 8707
In 1954 the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education; ten years later, Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act. These monumental changes in American law dramatically expanded educational opportunities for racial and ethnic minority children across the country. They also changed the experiences of white children, who have learned in increasingly diverse classrooms. The authors of this commemorative volume include leading scholars in law, education, and public policy, as well as important historical figures. Taken together, the chapters trace the narrative arc of school desegregation in the United States, beginning in California in the 1940s, continuing through Brown v. Board, the Civil Rights Act, and three important Supreme Court decisions about school desegregation and voluntary integration in 1974, 1995, and 2007. The authors also assess the status of racial and ethnic equality in education today and consider the viability of future legal and policy reform in pursuit of the goals of Brown v. Board. This remarkable collection of voices in conversation with one another lays the groundwork for future discussions about the relationship between law and educational equality, and ultimately for the creation of new public policy. A valuable reference for scholars and students alike, this dynamic text is an important contribution to the literature by an outstanding group of authors.

    • Fiction

The Pale King


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316175296
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
View: 2255
The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.

    • Social Science

Black and Red

W. E. B. Du Bois and the Afro-American Response to the Cold War, 1944-1963
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887060878
Category: Social Science
Page: 457
View: 7387
Many historians have seen a radical shift in W.E.B. Du Bois' political activities in his later years. Following World War II, the evolution of his political perspective led to his ouster from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, where he had worked for years, and the Justice Department's indictment of him for failure to register as a foreign agent. In this extensively researched study, Gerald Horne shows that Du Bois' later activities were the culmination of his lifelong concerns, which Du Bois resolutely followed despite the threats of Cold War McCarthyism. In investigating Du Bois' last 20 years, Horne shows how the confluence of Cold War anticommunism and attempts to discredit the civil rights and anticolonial movements influenced the evaluation of Du Bois' activity. The recently opened papers of W.E.B. Du Bois and previously unexamined papers of the NAACP are among the new sources Horne examined for his study.

    • Law

The Waite Court

Justices, Rulings, and Legacy
Author: D. Grier Stephenson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576078299
Category: Law
Page: 349
View: 2642
The Waite Court presents a detailed and balanced exploration of the times, politics, personalities, and decisions of the Supreme Court in the critical transition period between 1874 and 1888, as the United States was in the process of reuniting itself as a nation.

    • Political Science

The Supreme Court, Race, and Civil Rights

From Marshall to Rehnquist
Author: Abraham L. Davis,Barbara Luck Graham
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506320252
Category: Political Science
Page: 512
View: 7008
Providing a well-rounded presentation of the constitution and evolution of civil rights in the United States, this book will be useful for students and academics with an interest in civil rights, race and the law. Abraham L Davis and Barbara Luck Graham's purpose is: to give an overview of the Supreme Court and its rulings with regard to issues of equality and civil rights; to bring law, political science and history into the discussion of civil rights and the Supreme Court; to incorporate the politically disadvantaged and the human component into the discussion; to stimulate discussion among students; and to provide a text that cultivates competence in reading actual Supreme Court cases.

    • Religion

Buddhist World of Southeast Asia, The

Second Edition
Author: Donald K. Swearer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438432526
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 8642
A wide-ranging, readable account of the Theravada Buddhist thought and practice in the Southeast Asian societies of Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka.

    • Political Science

The Myth of Mondragon

Cooperatives, Politics, and Working Class Life in a Basque Town
Author: Sharryn Kasmir
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430033
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
View: 8036
Shows how the creation of an idealized image of the Mondragon cooperatives is part of a new global ideology that promotes cooperative labor-management relations in order to discredit labor unions and working-class organizations.

    • Law

China and Islam

The Prophet, the Party, and Law
Author: Matthew S. Erie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316577996
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 3754
China and Islam examines the intersection of two critical issues of the contemporary world: Islamic revival and an assertive China, questioning the assumption that Islamic law is incompatible with state law. It finds that both Hui and the Party-State invoke, interpret, and make arguments based on Islamic law, a minjian (unofficial) law in China, to pursue their respective visions of 'the good'. Based on fieldwork in Linxia, 'China's Little Mecca', this study follows Hui clerics, youthful translators on the 'New Silk Road', female educators who reform traditional madrasas, and Party cadres as they reconcile Islamic and socialist laws in the course of the everyday. The first study of Islamic law in China and one of the first ethnographic accounts of law in postsocialist China, China and Islam unsettles unidimensional perceptions of extremist Islam and authoritarian China through Hui minjian practices of law.