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Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson)

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A law professor and cultural critic offers an eye-opening exploration of the laws of fashion throughout history, from the middle ages to the present day, examining the canons, mores and customs of clothing rules that we often take for granted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391.009 Ford 2021

Bangs, Jeremy Dupertuis

Summary: Transcriptions of more than four hundred Native American land conveyances from Plymouth Colony court records are now accessible to researchers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New England Historic Genealogical Society 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Genealogy, Call number: R GEN 929.373 Bangs

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Krohn, Katherine E.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in the American West from the 1840s to the 1890s, examining the clothing and accessories of Native Americans, early pioneers, and the men and women of different social classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-first Century Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 KRO

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Harriet Robinson Scott was an enslaved woman who fought for her right to freedom. Harriet and her husband, Dred Scott, sued their slaveholder. They brought their case all the way to the US Supreme Court. Harriet Robinson Scott: From the Frontier to Freedom explores Harriet's life and legacy"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: "One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles of one of the darkest moments in the American legal tradition: the Supreme Court's decision to champion eugenic sterilization for the greater...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344 COH

Havelin, Kate

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America in the colonial period, from the garments and accessories worn by different Native American groups to the fashions at the time of the American Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 HAV

Waldman, Michael

Summary: "By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.7305 WAL

McMahon, Serah-Marie

Summary: Looks at the harmful history of fashion, including profiles of garments, accessories, and fabrics that have injured or killed their wearers; accounts of modern factory accidents; and issues of workplace safety in the textile and garment industries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Qwlkids Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.009 MCM

Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Okrent, Daniel

Summary: Eugenicist arguments ranking the presumed genetic virtue of various ethnic groups helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, Italians, and other unwanted groups out of the United States for more than forty years. By 1921 Vice President Calvin Coolidge declared that 'biological laws' had proven the inferiority of southern and eastern Europeans; the restrictive law that remained U.S. policy until...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Bix, Cynthia Overbeck.

Summary: Looks at the different modes of dress in America from the 1770s to the 1860s, examining the clothing and accessories of the common people and soldiers, as well as the men and women of the upper and middle classes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 391.00973 BIX

Luxenberg, Steve

Summary: Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first. Separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Nathan, Amy

Summary: Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson were both born in New Orleans in 1957. Sixty-five years earlier, in 1892, a member of each of their families met in a Louisiana courtroom when Judge John Howard Ferguson found Homer Plessy guilty of breaking the law by sitting in a train car for white passengers. The case of Plessy v. Ferguson went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Paul Dry Books 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 342.73 NAT

Mitchell, John Hanson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Addison-Wesley 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.3 MIT

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Covers the Associated Press rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, abbreviation, and word usage, as well as social-media guidelines and information on media law, libel, and copyright infringement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.06 ASS

Summary: Dr. Lucy Worsley explores the royal wardrobes of our kings and queens over the last 400 years, from Elizabeth I to the present Queen Elizabeth II, explaining how the royal wardrobe is a carefully orchestrated piece of theater managed by the royals themselves to control the right image and project the right message to their subjects. Royal fashion is, and always has been, as much about politics...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gerber, Larry

Summary: Looks at the Second Amendment to the U.S. constitution, examining the state of the world before it was passed, how it came to be passed, how the right to bear arms has been handled over the years, and the current controversy over gun regulation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Central 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 344.7305 GER

Faust, Timothy

Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FAU

Adams, Les.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Pub. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 344.73 ADA

Croll, Jennifer

Summary: "Explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marlene Dietrich, DianaVreeland, Madonna, Rei Kawakubo, Kathleen Hanna and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2016

Contents: The call of history : "We're gonna get this done" -- The house of Pelosi : deals and betrayals -- The power of one : Lieberman blocks the way -- The rescue : Obama's last chance -- Priority one : expanding coverage -- The individual mandate : how it will work -- The insurers : more customers, more resrnctions -- The insured : it's status quo for now -- Under thirty : joining the system, like it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 344.7303 WAS

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