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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

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

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

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

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

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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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

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
1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LUI

Mello, Michael.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Temple University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.848 MEL

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

Hayes, Amy

Summary: People with disabilities have faced great struggle and inequality. This volume explores the ways in which people with disabilities have fought for their right to equal access, equal opportunities, and equal treatment. Key figures and events are highlighted to give readers a well-rounded sense of the movement. Photographs and primary sources bring the movement to life. Readers are challenged to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 HAY

Brettschneider, Corey Lang

Summary: Constitutional law scholar and political science professor Corey Brettschneider guides us through the Constitution and explains the powers--and limits--that it places on the presidency. From the document itself and from American history's most famous court cases, we learn why certain powers were granted to the presidency, how the Bill of Rights limits those powers, and what "the people" can do...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 BRE

Summary: Tying The Knot: The Union That's Dividing America poignantly explores the ferocious political battle in the U.S. over equal marriage rights. It uncovers the meaning of marriage, focusing appropriately on rights, privilege, and love.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TYI

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Inner Ocean Publishing 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.3264 FIF

Cobbs Hoffman, Elizabeth

Summary: "In World War I, telephones linked commanding generals with soldiers in muddy trenches. A woman in uniform connected almost every one of their calls, speeding the orders that won the war. Like other soldiers, the "Hello Girls" swore the Army oath and stayed for the duration. A few were graduates of elite colleges. Most were ordinary, enterprising young women motivated by patriotism and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 COB

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

Uddin, Asma T.

Summary: Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights. Somehow, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 297 UDD

Hertz, Frederick

Summary: Laws that protect married couples - on property ownership, divorce, inheritance rights, and more - don't apply to unmarried couples. To define and protect your relationship - and your assets - you need to take specific legal steps and use the right documents. Whether you?re just starting out or are one of the growing number of older couples who choose to live together, this revised edition has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.01 HER

Hirshman, Linda R.

Summary: Chronicles the gay rights movement, revealing how the fight for gay rights has changed the American landscape for all citizens, blurring rigid gender lines and redefining the definition of family.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 HIR

Taylor, Nikki Marie

Summary: The story of Margaret Garner—the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery—has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Garner’s story has defied solid historical treatment and Nikki M. Taylor’s fierce, poetic history of Garner brilliantly captures...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ohio University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 TAY