Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: From 1896 to the present

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195323122

Category: History

Page: 1212

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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Courtdecisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law.

Battleground: Government and Politics [2 volumes]

Government and Politics

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Author: Lori A. Johnson,Kathleen Uradnik,Sara Beth Hower

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313343144

Category: Political Science

Page: 630

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Through a detailed exploration of the viewpoints involved, this balanced and incisive work promotes understanding of the most divisive issues in American government today. • Includes many sidebars that highlight and elaborate on important aspects of the topic • Provides a list of useful resources for further study with each entry

Aboriginal Title

The Modern Jurisprudence of Tribal Land Rights

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Author: P. G. McHugh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191029777

Category: Law

Page: 378

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Aboriginal title represents one of the most remarkable and controversial legal developments in the common law world of the late-twentieth century. Overnight it changed the legal position of indigenous peoples. The common law doctrine gave sudden substance to the tribes' claims to justiciable property rights over their traditional lands, catapulting these up the national agenda and jolting them out of a previous culture of governmental inattention. In a series of breakthrough cases national courts adopted the argument developed first in western Canada, and then New Zealand and Australia by a handful of influential scholars. By the beginning of the millennium the doctrine had spread to Malaysia, Belize, southern Africa and had a profound impact upon the rapid development of international law of indigenous peoples' rights. This book is a history of this doctrine and the explosion of intellectual activity arising from this inrush of legalism into the tribes' relations with the Anglo settler state. The author is one of the key scholars involved from the doctrine's appearance in the early 1980s as an exhortation to the courts, and a figure who has both witnessed and contributed to its acceptance and subsequent pattern of development. He looks critically at the early conceptualisation of the doctrine, its doctrinal elaboration in Canada and Australia - the busiest jurisdictions - through a proprietary paradigm located primarily (and constrictively) inside adjudicative processes. He also considers the issues of inter-disciplinary thought and practice arising from national legal systems' recognition of aboriginal land rights, including the emergent and associated themes of self-determination that surfaced more overtly during the 1990s and after. The doctrine made modern legal history, and it is still making it.

Endowed by Our Creator

The Birth of Religious Freedom in America

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Author: Michael Meyerson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030016632X

Category: Law

Page: 368

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Aims to provide an unbiased look at the Founding Fathers' concept of freedom of religion.

A History of American Law: Third Edition

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Author: Lawrence M. Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743282582

Category: Law

Page: 640

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In this brilliant and immensely readable book, Lawrence M. Friedman tells the whole fascinating story of American law from its beginnings in the colonies to the present day. By showing how close the life of the law is to the economic and political life of the country, he makes a complex subject understandable and engrossing. A History of American Law presents the achievements and failures of the American legal system in the context of America's commercial and working world, family practices, and attitudes toward property, government, crime, and justice. Now completely revised and updated, this groundbreaking work incorporates new material regarding slavery, criminal justice, and twentieth-century law. For laymen and students alike, this remains the only comprehensive authoritative history of American law.

Settling the Valley, Proclaiming the Gospel

The General Epistles of the Mormon First Presidency

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Author: Reid L. Neilson,Nathan N. Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190600918

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Mormons had just arrived in Utah after their 1,300-mile exodus across the Great Plains and over the Rocky Mountains. Food was scarce, the climate shocking in its extremes, and local Indian bands uneasy. Despite the challenges, Brigham Young and his counselors in the First Presidency sent church members out to establish footholds throughout the Great Basin. But the church leaders felt they had a commission to do more than simply establish Zion in the wilderness; they had to invite the nations to come up to "the mountain of the Lord's house." In these critical early years, when survival in Utah was precarious, missionaries were sent to every inhabited continent. The 14 general epistles, sent out from the First Presidency from 1849 to 1856, provide invaluable perspectives on the events of Mormon history as they unfolded during this complex transitional time. Woven into each epistle are missionary calls and reports from the field, giving the Mormons a glimpse of the wider world far beyond their isolated home. At times, the epistles are a surprising mixture of soaring doctrinal expositions and mundane lists of items needed in Salt Lake City, such as shoe leather and nails. Settling the Valley, Proclaiming the Gospel collects the 14 general epistles, with introductions that provide historical, religious, and environmental contexts for the letters, including how they fit into the Christian epistolary tradition by which they were inspired.

Afro-American history

a bibliography

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Author: Dwight La Vern Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874363142

Category: Reference

Page: 394

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America, History and Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Die Federalist papers

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Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

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The Jewish Encyclopedia

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

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Author: Isidore Singer,Cyrus Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jews

Page: N.A

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Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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