Forty Years in the Struggle

The Memoirs of a Jewish Anarchist

Author: Chaim Leib Weinberg

Publisher: Litwin Books

ISBN: 193611738X

Category: History

Page: 229

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"Memoir of Chaim Leib Weinberg, prominent member of the late 19th and early 20th century Philadelphia Jewish anarchist community, translated from the original Yiddish"--Provided by publisher.

Nuremberg Forty Years Later

The Struggle against Injustice in Our Time

Author: Irwin Cotler

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773565086

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Moving speeches by Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel and Chilean human rights activist Carmen Quintana are highlights of the collection. Also included is the dramatic free speech/group libel/pornography debate between celebrated US civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Judge Maxwell Cohen (Canada), lawyer Ram Jethmalani (India), and legal theorist Kathleen Mahoney (Canada). Other papers include those by then-Canadian Justice Minister Ramon Hnatyshyn; former US Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman and parliamentarians Svend Robinson (Canada) and Greville Janner (United Kingdom); South African human rights lawyer Arthur Chaskalson and UK Member of Parliament Paul Boateng; and war crimes specialists Irwin Cotler (Canada), litigator David Matas (Canada), Australian Chief Justice Michael Kirby, and Allan Ryan Jr, former head of the US Office of Special Investigations. An "addenda" updates issues addressed at the conference and includes the Fourth Raoul Wallenberg Lecture on Human Rights, given by Per Ahlmark, former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.

Workers in America

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884718X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 920

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This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. * Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources * A chronology of important labor highlights * 350 entries covering key topics

Taking the Stand

My Life in the Law

Author: Alan Dershowitz

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307719294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.

The Life of John Lothrop Motley

Author: J. Guberman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401509913

Category: History

Page: 155

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The life of John Lothrop Motley is a subject that has been too long ignored by biographers. Certainly, he is one of our most distinguished authors and, in the opinion of this writer, he can be fairly ranked in eminence to the historian of the Mexican Conquest, William H. Pres cott. To a large extent, Motley's adult life revolved around some of the most important and curious scenes of American history, particularly the Civil War. During this time he held the post of an Ambassador of the United States, and, by his individual efforts, aided substantially the Federal war effort. It is chiefly, however, as an Historian that Motley deserves to be recommended to the attention of the public. Motley's theme was the struggle for national and individual human liberty, which, as he conceived it, was the greatest of human blessings. The story of The Rise of The Dutch Republic, against one of the greatest tyrannies, both political and religious, ever exercised by men over men, is not only one the great stories of history, but reflects perfectly Motley's own high of aspirations for his fellow-man.

The Arab Uprisings

What Everyone Needs to Know®

Author: James Gelvin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190222778

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Employing an engaging question-and-answer format, The Arab Uprisings explores the revolutionary protests that have rocked the Arab world since late 2010. In this updated and revised second edition, James L. Gelvin explores the varied paths taken by the uprisings and assesses their historical and global significance. Gelvin begins with an overview-What were the conditions in the Arab world that led to the uprisings? Where did the demands for human and democratic rights and social and economic justice come from?-before turning to specific countries in the region. He examines how the long history of state-building in Tunisia and Egypt ultimately determined the paths taken by uprisings there. He explains why the weakness of state institutions in Libya and Yemen led to violence and chaos. He explores the commonalities of the "coup-proofed" states Bahrain and Syria and the tragic course of their uprisings. In the final chapter, he discusses the implications of the uprisings. What do they mean for the United States, al-Qaeda, and the balance of power in the region? What do they say about the viability of the Arab state system? What effects have they had on the Israel-Palestine conflict? What conclusions might we draw from the uprisings so far? When will we know their historical meaning? What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

The Samuel Gompers Papers

Author: Samuel Gompers

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252011375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica

A Bibliographical Guide to Anglo-Jewish History

Author: Joseph Jacobs,Lucien Wolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108053742

Category: History

Page: 264

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First published in 1888, this is a comprehensive bibliography, including manuscripts, which maps the history of Judaism in England.