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Success Without Victory

Success Without Victory

Lost Legal Battles and the Long Road to Justice in America

  • Author: Jules Lobel
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814765122
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 321
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Winners and losers. Success and failure. Victory and defeat. American culture places an extremely high premium on success, and firmly equates it with winning. In politics, sports, business, and the courtroom, we have a passion to win and are terrified of losing. Instead of viewing success and failure through such a rigid lens, Jules Lobel suggests that we move past the winner-take-all model and learn valuable lessons from legal and political activists who have advocated causes destined to lose in court but have had important, progressive long term effects on American society. He leads us through dramatic battles in American legal history, describing attempts by abolitionist lawyers to free fugitive slaves through the courts, Susan B. Anthony's trial for voting illegally, the post-Civil War challenges to segregation that resulted in the courts’ affirmation of the separate but equal doctrine in Plessy v. Ferguson, and Lobel’s own challenges to United States foreign policy during the 1980s and 1990s. Success Without Victory explores the political, social, and psychological contexts behind the cases themselves, as well as the eras from which they originated and the eras they subsequently influenced.

The United States of the United Races

The United States of the United Races

A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

  • Author: Greg Carter
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081477251X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Barack Obama’s historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar story, The United States of the United Races reconsiders an understudied optimist tradition, one which has praised mixture as a means to create a new people, bring equality to all, and fulfill an American destiny. In this genealogy, Greg Carter re-envisions racial mixture as a vehicle for pride and a way for citizens to examine mixed America as a better America. Tracing the centuries-long conversation that began with Hector St. John de Crevecoeur’s Letters of an American Farmer in the 1780s through to the Mulitracial Movement of the 1990s and the debates surrounding racial categories on the U.S. Census in the twenty-first century, Greg Carter explores a broad range of documents and moments, unearthing a new narrative that locates hope in racial mixture. Carter traces the reception of the concept as it has evolved over the years, from and decade to decade and century to century, wherein even minor changes in individual attitudes have paved the way for major changes in public response. The United States of the United Races sweeps away an ugly element of U.S. history, replacing it with a new understanding of race in America.

The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

  • Author: Ronald H. Bayor
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199766037
  • Category: History
  • Page: 546
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Scholarship on immigration to America is a coin with two sides: how did America change immigrants, and how did they change America? Were the immigrants uprooted from their ancestral homes, leaving all behind, or were they transplanted, bringing many aspects of their culture with them? Althoughhistorians agree with the transplantation concept, the notion of the melting pot, which suggests a complete loss of the immigrant culture, persists in the public mind. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores how Americans think of themselves and how science, religion,period of migration, gender, education, politics, and occupational mobility shape both this image and American life. Since the 1965 Immigration Act opened the gates to newer groups, historical writing on immigration and ethnicity has evolved over the years to include numerous immigrant sources and to provide trenchant analyses of American immigration and ethnicity. For the first time, this handbook brings togetherthirty leading scholars in the field to make sense of all the themes, methodologies, and trends that characterize the debate on American immigration. They examine a wide-range of topics, including pan-ethnicity, whiteness, intermarriage, bilingualism, religion, museum ethnic displays,naturalization, regional mobility, census categorization, immigration legislation and its reception, ethnicity-related crime and gang formation. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores the idea of assimilation in a multicultural society showing how deeply pan-ethnicitychanged American identity over the time.

Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Lawyers' Ethics and the Pursuit of Social Justice

A Critical Reader

  • Author: Susan D. Carle
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814716397
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 425
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Susan D. Carle centers this collection of texts on the premise that legal ethics should be far more than a set of rules on professional responsibility.

Discrimination by Default

Discrimination by Default

How Racism Becomes Routine

  • Author: Lu-in Wang
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814795064
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 187
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Much as we “select” computer settings by default—reflexively, without thinking, and sometimes without realizing there are other options—we often discriminate by default as well. And just as default computer settings tend to become locked in or entrenched as the standard, discrimination by default creates a situation in which disparate outcomes are expected, accepted, and taken for granted. The killing of Amadou Diallo, racial disparities in medical care, the dominance of Whites and men in certain professions, and even the uneven media attention paid to crimes depending on their victims’ race and class, all might be cases of discrimination by, or as, default. Wang contends that, today, most discrimination occurs by default and not design, making legal prohibitions that focus on those who discriminate out of ill will inadequate to redress the largest share of modern discrimination. She draws on social psychology to detail three ways in which unconscious assumptions can lead to discrimination, showing how they play out in a range of everyday settings. Wang then demonstrates how these dynamics interact in medical care to produce an invisible, self-fulfilling, and self-perpetuating prophecy of racial disparity. She goes on to suggest ways in which institutions and individuals might recognize, interrupt, and override the discriminatory default.

America's Colony

America's Colony

The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the United States and Puerto Rico

  • Author: Pedro A Malavet
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814756808
  • Category: History
  • Page: 242
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Everyone eats, but rarely do we ask why or investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era, food's relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity as well as offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition. Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment.

Saving Our Children from the First Amendment

Saving Our Children from the First Amendment

  • Author: Kevin W. Saunders
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814786936
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 307
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The First Amendment is vital to our political system, our cultural institutions, and our routine social interactions with others. In this provocative book, Kevin Saunders asserts that freedom of expression can be very harmful to our children, making it more likely that they will be the perpetrators or victims of violence, will grow up as racists, or will use alcohol or tobacco. Saving Our Children from the First Amendment examines both the value and cost of free expression in America, demonstrating how an unregulated flow of information can be detrimental to youth. While the great value of the First Amendment is found in its protection of our most important political freedoms, this is far more significant for adults, who can fully grasp and benefit from the freedom of expression, than for children. Constitutional prohibitions on distributing sexual materials to children, Saunders proposes, should be expanded to include violent, vulgar, or profane materials, as well as music that contains hate speech. Saunders offers an insightful meditation on the problem of protecting our children from the negative effects of freedom of expression without curtailing First Amendment rights for adults.

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest

Annual cumulation

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  • Category: Bibliography
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Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

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  • Category: Law reviews
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Emory International Law Review

Emory International Law Review

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  • Category: Arbitration (International law)
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Category: American literature
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer

A Monthly Journal Serving the Business and Professional Interests of the American Bar

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Commercial law
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Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

  • Author: United States. Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Environmental Law Reporter

Environmental Law Reporter

A Project of the Environmental Law Institute

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  • Category: Environmental law
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The American Lawyer

The American Lawyer

  • Author: Frank Charles Smith,Lucien Brock Proctor,Heman Gerald Chapin,Richard Selden Harvey
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Commercial law
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Celebrity Register

Celebrity Register

An Irreverent Compendium of American Quotable Notables

  • Author: Cleveland Amory
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Advocate of Peace Through Justice

Advocate of Peace Through Justice

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  • Category: Peace
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Alert, Focus on Central America

Alert, Focus on Central America

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  • Category: Central America
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The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

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