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Whitman, James Q.

Summary: Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 WHI

Goodman, Susan E.

Summary: Shares the story of Sarah Roberts and her 1847 case petitioning that she be allowed to attend a white school, explaining how her heroic efforts established key precedents and paved the way for civil rights advancements.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ROB

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Klingaman, William K.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 KLI

Rhym, Darren.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House Publishers 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 305.896073 RHY

Pevar, Stephen L.

Summary: "Federal Indian Law encompasses nearly 400 Indian treaties, hundreds of federal statutes, and thousands of court decisions. When the first edition of The Rights of Indians and Tribes was published in 1983, it firmly established itself as the only book explaining Federal Indian Law in a clear and easy-to-understand way for students and practitioners of Indian law, tribal advocates, government...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 PEV

Frank, Nathaniel

Summary: The right of same-sex couples to marry provoked decades of intense conflict before it was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. Yet some of the most divisive contests shaping the quest for marriage equality occurred not on the culture-war front lines but within the ranks of LGBTQ advocates. Nathaniel Frank tells the dramatic story of how an idea that once seemed unfathomable--and for many...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2017

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Davis, Lennard J.

Summary: "The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA--the "eyes on the prize" moment for disability rights The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the act is anything but a dry...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305 DAV

Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEP

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS

Goffman, Alice.

Summary: Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance criminalize entire blocks, a climate of fear and suspicion pervades daily life, not only for young men entangled in the legal system,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307 GOF

Barber, Terry

Contents: The Civil War -- Life in the South -- Life as a Sharecropper -- Act of courage -- Civil Rights worker -- New laws -- A woman of courage -- Glossary -- Talking about the book.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grass Roots Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAMER, FANNIE LOU BAR

Cleland, Charles E.

Contents: The treaty -- The foundations of treaty making -- The invention of Euro-American and Indian treaty making -- Treaties and American law -- The treaties of 1836 and 1855 -- United States v. Michigan / by Bruce R. Greene -- United States v. Michigan / by Marc Slonim -- The treaties of St. Peters (1837) and La Pointe -- Lac Courte Oreilles band v. Wisconsin / by Kathryn L. Tierney -- Milles Lacs...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.77 CLE

Summary: As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing portions of previously recorded music for their songs. But when record company lawyers got involved, everything changed. Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC COP

Bakst, Dina

Summary: Provides practical tips for navigating the workplace while pregnant or being a new parent, covering such topics as morning sickness, maternity leave, and discrimination.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 BAK

Sunstein, Cass R.

Summary: "Cass Sunstein considers actual and imaginable arguments for a president's removal, explaining why some cases are easy and others hard, why some arguments for impeachment are judicious and others not. In direct and approachable terms, he dispels the fog surrounding impeachment so that all Americans may use their ultimate civic authority wisely"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342 SUN

Cobb, Charles E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1196 COB

Hadden, Sally E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 HAD

Summary: "Follows the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the indigenous people of North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government and its continuing affects on present day Indian country"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bastard Fairy Films 2010

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Blumberg, Rhoda Lois.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twayne Publishers 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.196 BLU

Thorne, Tanis C.

Summary: When the Cushing Oil Field was discovered in Oklahoma in 1911, Jackson Barnett, an illiterate Creek Indian, began receiving large royalties. When he was declared incompetent, and later eloped and moved to Los Angeles, it led to years of court cases and congressional investigations into mismanagement by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.1 BAR

Luiselli, Valeria

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Summary: "From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI
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Pevar, Stephen L.

Contents: 1. A history of federal Indian policy -- 2. Definitions: Indian, Indian tribe, Indian country, and Indian title -- 3. The trust responsibility -- 4. Indian treaties -- 5. Federal power over Indian affairs -- 6. Tribal self-government -- 7. State power over Indian affairs -- 8. Criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country -- 9. Civil jurisdiction in Indian country -- 10. Taxation -- 11. Indian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Illinois University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.08 PEV