The law of the land

the evolution of our legal system

Author: Charles Rembar

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060972196

Category: Law

Page: 447

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Traces the development of the American legal system from its roots in early England to its current form, from trial by battle and ordeal to the mandatory reading of rights and the right to an attorney

Criminal Procedure

Constitution and Society

Author: Marvin Zalman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130892782

Category: Law

Page: 510

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Faithful to the Good

Morality and Philosophy in Nursing Practice

Author: Joan Liaschenko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical ethics

Page: 614

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The Supreme Court Review, 2011

Author: Dennis J. Hutchinson,David A. Strauss,Geoffrey R. Stone

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022699550X

Category: Law

Page: 400

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For fifty years, The Supreme Court Review has been lauded for providing authoritative discussion of the Court’s most significant decisions. The Review is an in-depth annual critique of the Supreme Court and its work, keeping up on the forefront of the origins, reforms, and interpretations of American law. Recent volumes have considered such issues as post-9/11 security, the 2000 presidential election, cross burning, federalism and state sovereignty, failed Supreme Court nominations, and numerous First and Fourth amendment cases.

Americans Without Law

The Racial Boundaries of Citizenship

Author: Mark S. Weiner

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814793657

Category: Law

Page: 205

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Americans Without Law shows how the racial boundaries of civic life are based on widespread perceptions about the relative capacity of minority groups for legal behavior, which Mark S. Weiner calls “juridical racialism.” The book follows the history of this civic discourse by examining the legal status of four minority groups in four successive historical periods: American Indians in the 1880s, Filipinos after the Spanish-American War, Japanese immigrants in the 1920s, and African Americans in the 1940s and 1950s. Weiner reveals the significance of juridical racialism for each group and, in turn, Americans as a whole by examining the work of anthropological social scientists who developed distinctive ways of understanding racial and legal identity, and through decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that put these ethno-legal views into practice. Combining history, anthropology, and legal analysis, the book argues that the story of juridical racialism shows how race and citizenship served as a nexus for the professionalization of the social sciences, the growth of national state power, economic modernization, and modern practices of the self.

Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199571120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2069

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Mentopolis

Author: Marvin Lee Minsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783608931174

Category:

Page: 342

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Geography Of Nowhere

The Rise And Declineof America'S Man-Made Landscape

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671888250

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

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Argues that much of what surrounds Americans is depressing, ugly, and unhealthy; and traces America's evolution from a land of village commons to a man-made landscape that ignores nature and human needs.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Die Mühlen der Zivilisation

Eine Tiefengeschichte der frühesten Staaten

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518761528

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

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Uns modernen Menschen erscheint die Sesshaftigkeit so natürlich wie dem Fisch das Wasser. Wie selbstverständlich gehen wir und auch weite Teile der historischen Forschung davon aus, dass die neolithische Revolution, in deren Verlauf der Mensch seine nomadische Existenz aufgab und zum Ackerbauer und Viehzüchter wurde, ein bedeutender zivilisatorischer Fortschritt war, dessen Früchte wir noch heute genießen. James C. Scott erzählt in seinem provokanten Buch eine ganz andere Geschichte. Gestützt auf archäologische Befunde, entwickelt er die These, dass die ersten bäuerlichen Staaten aus der Kontrolle über die Reproduktion entstanden und ein hartes Regime der Domestizierung errichteten, nicht nur mit Blick auf Pflanzen und Tiere. Auch die Bürger samt ihren Sklaven und Frauen wurden der Herrschaft dieser frühesten Staaten unterworfen. Sie brachte Strapazen, Epidemien, Ungleichheiten und Kriege mit sich. Einzig die »Barbaren« haben sich gegen die Mühlen der Zivilisation gestemmt, sich der Sesshaftigkeit und den neuen Besteuerungssystemen verweigert und damit der Unterordnung unter eine staatliche Macht. Sie sind die heimlichen Helden dieses Buches, das unseren Blick auf die Menschheitsgeschichte verändert.