American Law in the Twentieth Century Book

American Law in the Twentieth Century

  • Author : Lawrence M. Friedman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300135022

American Law in the Twentieth Century Book Description :

In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work A History of American Law, Lawrence M. Friedman offers a monumental history of American law in the twentieth century. The first general history of its kind, American Law in the Twentieth Century describes the explosion of law over the past century into almost every aspect of American life. Since 1900 the center of legal gravity in the United States has shifted from the state to the federal government, with the creation of agencies and programs ranging from Social Security to the Securities Exchange Commission to the Food and Drug Administration. Major demographic changes have spurred legal developments in such areas as family law and immigration law. Dramatic advances in technology have placed new demands on the legal system in fields ranging from automobile regulation to intellectual property. Throughout the book, Friedman focuses on the social context of American law. He explores the extent to which transformations in the legal order have resulted from the social upheavals of the twentieth century--including two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution. Friedman also discusses the international context of American law: what has the American legal system drawn from other countries? And in an age of global dominance, what impact has the American legal system had abroad? Written by one of our most eminent legal historians, this engrossing book chronicles a century of revolutionary change within a legal system that has come to affect us all.

Hammer and Hoe Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Hammer and Hoe

  • Author : Robin D. G. Kelley
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-08-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469625492

Hammer and Hoe Book Description :

A groundbreaking contribution to the history of the "long Civil Rights movement," Hammer and Hoe tells the story of how, during the 1930s and 40s, Communists took on Alabama's repressive, racist police state to fight for economic justice, civil and political rights, and racial equality. The Alabama Communist Party was made up of working people without a Euro-American radical political tradition: devoutly religious and semiliterate black laborers and sharecroppers, and a handful of whites, including unemployed industrial workers, housewives, youth, and renegade liberals. In this book, Robin D. G. Kelley reveals how the experiences and identities of these people from Alabama's farms, factories, mines, kitchens, and city streets shaped the Party's tactics and unique political culture. The result was a remarkably resilient movement forged in a racist world that had little tolerance for radicals. After discussing the book's origins and impact in a new preface written for this twenty-fifth-anniversary edition, Kelley reflects on what a militantly antiracist, radical movement in the heart of Dixie might teach contemporary social movements confronting rampant inequality, police violence, mass incarceration, and neoliberalism.

Women in the Age of Shakespeare Book

Women in the Age of Shakespeare

  • Author : Theresa D. Kemp
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313343049

Women in the Age of Shakespeare Book Description :

This book offers a look at the lives of Elizabethan era women in the context of the great female characters in the works of William Shakespeare. * Includes over 30 excerpts from letters and diaries, plays, poems, educational and religious treatises, and legal documents from the 16th and 17th centuries * Presents photos of actors playing female Shakespearean characters, including Emma Thompson, Claire Danes, Sarah Bernhardt, and Peggy Ashcroft

Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies

  • Author : Christopher Hodapp
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118052020

Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies Book Description :

Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, up is down, and if you want to understand what’s really going on, you need a good reference book. That’s where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies comes in. Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories — such as Area 51 and the assassination of JFK — and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Mafia, and Rosicrucians. This behind-the-curtain guide helps you separate fact from fiction and helps you the global impact of these mysterious events and groups on our modern world. Discover how to: Test a conspiracy theory Spot a sinister secret society Assess the Internet’s role in fueling conspiracy theories Explore world domination schemes Evaluate 9/11 conspiracy theories Figure out who “they” are Grasp the model on which conspiracy theories are built Figure out whether what “everybody knows” is true Distinguish on assassination brotherhood from another Understand why there’s no such thing as a “lone assassin” Why do hot dogs come in packages of ten, while buns come in eight-packs? Everybody knows its a conspiracy, right? Find out in Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies.

Living My Life Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Living My Life

  • Author : Emma Goldman
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1970-06-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 993
  • ISBN 10 : 0486225437

Living My Life Book Description :

The autobiography of the early radical leader and her participation in communist, anarchist, and feminist activities

Weird Ways of Witchcraft Book

Weird Ways of Witchcraft

  • Author : Leo Louis Martello
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578635160

Weird Ways of Witchcraft Book Description :

Weird Ways of Witchcraft is the story of the radical DR. Leo Louis Martello, founder of the Witches' Anti-Defamation League and pioneer in the Witches Liberation Movement of the 1960s. An outspoken witch who brought formal charges against the Catholic Church for the damages done during the Inquisition and Salem Witch Trials, he staged the first Witch-ln in Central Park, and he wrote The Witch Manifesto which appeared in print for the first time In the 1969 edition of this very book.

The Meaning of Shakespeare Book

The Meaning of Shakespeare

  • Author : Harold Clarke Goddard
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:633289760

The Meaning of Shakespeare Book Description :

Dear Bunny  Dear Volodya Book

Dear Bunny Dear Volodya

  • Author : Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2001-04-03
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 0520220803

Dear Bunny Dear Volodya Book Description :

These letters outline the mutual affection and closeness of the two writers, but also reveal the slow crescendo of mutual resentment, mistrust and rejection."--BOOK JACKET.

Thabo Mbeki Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Thabo Mbeki

  • Author : Mark Gevisser
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-06-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781868425457

Thabo Mbeki Book Description :

What happens to a dream deferred? This question, from one of Thabo Mbeki's favourite poems by Langston Hughes, provides the thread for this magisterial biography of the second president of a democratic South Africa. In the long shadow of Nelson Mandela, Mbeki attempted to forge an identity for himself as the symbol of modern Africa. Mark Gevisser brings to life the voices and places that made Thabo Mbeki: the frontier of the Eastern Cape; 'Swinging' Britain and neo-Stalinist Moscow in the 1960s; the fraught world of African exile; the confusion of the transition. He examines the meaning of home and exile; of fatherhood and family. He tells the story of South Africa's black elite over a turbulent century - from 'black Englishman' to revolutionaries to heads of state - and Mbeki's own transition from doctrinaire communism to economic liberalism. Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred is a work of deep scholarship and a gripping, highly readable story. By tracing the path of Mbeki's life, it sheds new light on his political personality and provides unprecedented insight into the dramatic role he has played in South African history.

Hard Travelin  Book

Hard Travelin

  • Author : Robert Santelli
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0819563919

Hard Travelin Book Description :

Essays discuss the folk musician's contribution to American music and culture, his impact on rock and roll, and his place in political and social movements of the time