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The Alabama State Constitution

The Alabama State Constitution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019987803X
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Alabama State Constitution by Book Resume:

The Alabama State Constitution provides an outstanding constitutional and historical account of the states basic governing charter. In it, William H. Stewart, an authority on the states political and constitutional history, provides an overview of important developments since 1819 along with an in-depth, section-by-section analysis of the entire constitution, detailing the many significant changes that have been made since its initial drafting. This treatment, along with a table of cases, index, and the bibliography provides an unsurpassed reference guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of Alabamas constitution. Previously published by Greenwood, this title has been brought back in to circulation by Oxford University Press with new verve. Re-printed with standardization of content organization in order to facilitate research across the series, this title, as with all titles in the series, is set to join the dynamic revision cycle of The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States. The Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States is an important series that reflects a renewed international interest in constitutional history and provides expert insight into each of the 50 state constitutions. Each volume in this innovative series contains a historical overview of the states constitutional development, a section-by-section analysis of its current constitution, and a comprehensive guide to further research. Under the expert editorship of Professor G. Alan Tarr, Director of the Center on State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers University, this series provides essential reference tools for understanding state constitutional law. Books in the series can be purchased individually or as part of a complete set, giving readers unmatched access to these important political documents.

Alabama State Constitution

Alabama State Constitution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1078712514
Author: Alabama Legislature
Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
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Alabama State Constitution by Alabama Legislature Book Resume:

The Constitution of the State of Alabama is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Alabama. It was adopted in 1901 and is the sixth constitution that the state has had.

The Words That Made Us

The Words That Made Us [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0465096360
Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: Basic Books
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The Words That Made Us by Akhil Reed Amar Book Resume:

A history of the American Constitution's formative decades from a preeminent legal scholar When the US Constitution won popular approval in 1788, it was the culmination of thirty years of passionate argument over the nature of government. But ratification hardly ended the conversation. For the next half century, ordinary Americans and statesmen alike continued to wrestle with weighty questions in the halls of government and in the pages of newspapers. Should the nation's borders be expanded? Should America allow slavery to spread westward? What rights should Indian nations hold? What was the proper role of the judicial branch? In The Words that Made Us, Akhil Reed Amar unites history and law in a vivid narrative of the biggest constitutional questions early Americans confronted, and he expertly assesses the answers they offered. His account of the document's origins and consolidation is a guide for anyone seeking to properly understand America's Constitution today.

City of Segregation

City of Segregation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786632721
Author: Andrea Gibbons
Publisher: Verso Books
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City of Segregation by Andrea Gibbons Book Resume:

A majestic one-hundred-year study of segregation in Los Angeles City of Segregation documents one hundred years of struggle against the enforced separation of racial groups through property markets, constructions of community, and the growth of neoliberalism. This movement history covers the decades of work to end legal support for segregation in 1948; the 1960s Civil Rights movement and CORE’s efforts to integrate LA’s white suburbs; and the 2006 victory preserving 10,000 downtown residential hotel units from gentrification enfolded within ongoing resistance to the criminalization and displacement of the homeless. Andrea Gibbons reveals the shape and nature of the racist ideology that must be fought, in Los Angeles and across the United States, if we hope to found just cities.

A Short History of Reconstruction [Updated Edition]

A Short History of Reconstruction [Updated Edition] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062384074
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: Harper Collins
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A Short History of Reconstruction [Updated Edition] by Eric Foner Book Resume:

From the “preeminent historian of Reconstruction” (New York Times Book Review), an updated abridged edition of Reconstruction, the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Reconstruction chronicles the way in which Americans—black and white—responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. It addresses the quest of emancipated slaves’ searching for economic autonomy and equal citizenship, and describes the remodeling of Southern society; the evolution of racial attitudes and patterns of race relations; and the emergence of a national state possessing vastly expanded authority and one committed, for a time, to the principle of equal rights for all Americans. This “masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history” (New Republic) remains the standard work on the wrenching post-Civil War period—an era whose legacy still reverberates in the United States today.

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0791481980
Author: G. Alan Tarr,Robert F. Williams
Publisher: SUNY Press
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State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 by G. Alan Tarr,Robert F. Williams Book Resume:

Nationally recognized experts analyze how states deal with major constitutional issues.

National Constitutions / State Constitutions (Alabama – Frankland) / Nationale Verfassungen / Staatsverfassungen (Alabama – Frankland)

National Constitutions / State Constitutions (Alabama – Frankland) / Nationale Verfassungen / Staatsverfassungen (Alabama – Frankland) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3598440618
Author: Horst Dippel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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National Constitutions / State Constitutions (Alabama – Frankland) / Nationale Verfassungen / Staatsverfassungen (Alabama – Frankland) by Horst Dippel Book Resume:

The book edition of Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the middle of the 19th Century is the most complete and academically thorough collection of its kind. It contains constitutional documents from all over the world, written from 1776 to the end of the year 1849. This collection includes about 1,600 constitutions, amendments, human rights declarations, and draughts of constitutions that never came into force, from this period. These early constitutional documents were collected and examined in archives and libraries all over the world, as part of a project by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). Using the original documents, experts from American and European universities reconstructed the authentic constitution texts for each country, and annotated them in their respective original languages. Each volume contains a short introduction, a main part with the edited constitution documents of a country, comments and an index. The unique value of the complete edition lies in its making all constitutions, from the early phase of modern constitutionalism, accessible in a reliable, authentic text version for the first time. These constitutions were widely scattered until now and, in many cases, unknown. In all, constitutional documents from about 50 countries in Europe and the Americas will be published in volumes for each country. Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century is a unique and fundamental source edition and an extensive documentation of constitutional history. At the same time, it supplements the microfiche edition Constitutions of the World 1850 to the Present. The editor, Horst Dippel, is Professor of British and North American History at the University of Kassel, Germany.

51 Imperfect Solutions

51 Imperfect Solutions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190866063
Author: Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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51 Imperfect Solutions by Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton Book Resume:

When we think of constitutional law, we invariably think of the United States Supreme Court and the federal court system. Yet much of our constitutional law is not made at the federal level. In 51 Imperfect Solutions, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton argues that American Constitutional Law should account for the role of the state courts and state constitutions, together with the federal courts and the federal constitution, in protecting individual liberties. The book tells four stories that arise in four different areas of constitutional law: equal protection; criminal procedure; privacy; and free speech and free exercise of religion. Traditional accounts of these bedrock debates about the relationship of the individual to the state focus on decisions of the United States Supreme Court. But these explanations tell just part of the story. The book corrects this omission by looking at each issue-and some others as well-through the lens of many constitutions, not one constitution; of many courts, not one court; and of all American judges, not federal or state judges. Taken together, the stories reveal a remarkably complex, nuanced, ever-changing federalist system, one that ought to make lawyers and litigants pause before reflexively assuming that the United States Supreme Court alone has all of the answers to the most vexing constitutional questions. If there is a central conviction of the book, it's that an underappreciation of state constitutional law has hurt state and federal law and has undermined the appropriate balance between state and federal courts in protecting individual liberty. In trying to correct this imbalance, the book also offers several ideas for reform.

Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools

Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319148184
Author: Elizabeth T. Gershoff,Kelly M. Purtell,Igor Holas
Publisher: Springer
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Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools by Elizabeth T. Gershoff,Kelly M. Purtell,Igor Holas Book Resume:

This Brief reviews the past, present, and future use of school corporal punishment in the United States, a practice that remains legal in 19 states as it is constitutionally permitted according to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result of school corporal punishment, nearly 200,000 children are paddled in schools each year. Most Americans are unaware of this fact or the physical injuries sustained by countless school children who are hit with objects by school personnel in the name of discipline. Therefore, Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools begins by summarizing the legal basis for school corporal punishment and trends in Americans’ attitudes about it. It then presents trends in the use of school corporal punishment in the United States over time to establish its past and current prevalence. It then discusses what is known about the effects of school corporal punishment on children, though with so little research on this topic, much of the relevant literature is focused on parents’ use of corporal punishment with their children. It also provides results from a policy analysis that examines the effect of state-level school corporal punishment bans on trends in juvenile crime. It concludes by discussing potential legal, policy, and advocacy avenues for abolition of school corporal punishment at the state and federal levels as well as summarizing how school corporal punishment is being used and what its potential implications are for thousands of individual students and for the society at large. As school corporal punishment becomes more and more regulated at the state level, Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools serves an essential guide for policymakers and advocates across the country as well as for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students.

State Constitutions of the United States

State Constitutions of the United States [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452267375
Author: Robert Maddex
Publisher: CQ Press
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State Constitutions of the United States by Robert Maddex Book Resume:

Newly updated and reflecting the diversity of state policies and the issues that are important to them, State Constitutions of the United States collects, explains, and offers comparison of each of the fifty state constitutions. Its in-depth explorations and easy-to-follow structure reveal individual state priorities, the significance of state constitutions and their impact on issues that affect the day-to-day lives of citizens. This major revision incorporates specific details and describes trends and patterns in state constitutions, drawing on over 380 amendments passed since the first edition of this resource was published in 1998. These amendments address, at the state level, important issues that are also being debated on the national level, such as freedom of religion (Alabama), tobacco (Arizona), death penalty (Florida), and same-sex marriage in a number of states. The new edition addresses all of these issues and more, in well-organized state-by-state chapters-including a new chapter on Washington, DC. Beyond the extensive state-by-state coverage, this resource provides further insights through supplemental materials, including an overview of state constitutions, comparative tables, "new rights" such as privacy and victim's rights, "special provisions" such as the environment and home rule, and much more. This is the only one-volume resource on state constitutions designed to inform non-specialists, including students, non-constitutional scholars, and interested citizens, about the variety, influence, and continual revision and innovation that define state constitutions in the U.S. A wide range of libraries, including those that serve college students, AP high school students, and the general public, will want to update their collections with this unique and essential reference work.

Public Opinion in Alabama

Public Opinion in Alabama [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0739145436
Author: Cal Clark,Don-Terry Veal
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Public Opinion in Alabama by Cal Clark,Don-Terry Veal Book Resume:

This book provides an in-depth examination of public opinion in Alabama to see whether it follows the stereotype of ideological and partisan polarization in the United States. The authors show that even in such a staunchly conservative state, public opinion is considerably more nuanced and complex than this stereotype, suggesting a need to transcend the competing conservative and liberal orthodoxies.

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1528785878
Author: Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton,John Jay,James Madison Book Resume:

Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Federalist Papers”, a collection of separate essays and articles compiled in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Following the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776, the governing doctrines and policies of the States lacked cohesion. “The Federalist”, as it was previously known, was constructed by American statesman Alexander Hamilton, and was intended to catalyse the ratification of the United States Constitution. Hamilton recruited fellow statesmen James Madison Jr., and John Jay to write papers for the compendium, and the three are known as some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Alexander Hamilton (c. 1755–1804) was an American lawyer, journalist and highly influential government official. He also served as a Senior Officer in the Army between 1799-1800 and founded the Federalist Party, the system that governed the nation’s finances. His contributions to the Constitution and leadership made a significant and lasting impact on the early development of the nation of the United States.

Clearing the Thickets

Clearing the Thickets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610271661
Author: Herbert James Lewis
Publisher: Quid Pro Books
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Clearing the Thickets by Herbert James Lewis Book Resume:

An accessible and interesting survey of the rise of the state of Alabama from frontier society to the Civil War.

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0791480550
Author: G. Alan Tarr,Frank P. Grad,Robert F. Williams
Publisher: SUNY Press
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State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 by G. Alan Tarr,Frank P. Grad,Robert F. Williams Book Resume:

State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 1 The Politics of State Constitutional Reform State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 2 Drafting State Constitutions, Revisions, and Amendments State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3 The Agenda of State Constitutional Reform

Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal

Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393243923
Author: Yuval Taylor
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal by Yuval Taylor Book Resume:

A Finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography “A complete pleasure to read.” —Lisa Page, Washington Post Novelist Zora Neale Hurston and poet Langston Hughes, two of America’s greatest writers, first met in New York City in 1925. Drawn to each other, they helped launch a radical journal, Fire!! Later, meeting by accident in Alabama, they became close as they traveled together—Hurston interviewing African Americans for folk stories, Hughes getting his first taste of the deep South. By illuminating their lives, work, competitiveness, and ambitions, Yuval Taylor savvily details how their friendship and literary collaborations dead-ended in acrimonious accusations.

Bending Toward Justice

Bending Toward Justice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0465050735
Author: Gary May
Publisher: Basic Books
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Bending Toward Justice by Gary May Book Resume:

When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen from the polls through a combination of sheer terror and insidious devices such as complex literacy tests and expensive poll taxes. Most African Americans would remain voiceless for nearly a century more, citizens in name only until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act secured their access to the ballot. In Bending Toward Justice, celebrated historian Gary May describes how black voters overcame centuries of bigotry to secure and preserve one of their most important rights as American citizens. The struggle that culminated in the passage of the Voting Rights Act was long and torturous, and only succeeded because of the courageous work of local freedom fighters and national civil rights leaders -- as well as, ironically, the opposition of Southern segregationists and law enforcement officials, who won public sympathy for the voting rights movement by brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators. But while the Voting Rights Act represented an unqualified victory over such forces of hate, May explains that its achievements remain in jeopardy. Many argue that the 2008 election of President Barack Obama rendered the act obsolete, yet recent years have seen renewed efforts to curb voting rights and deny minorities the act's hard-won protections. Legal challenges to key sections of the act may soon lead the Supreme Court to declare those protections unconstitutional. A vivid, fast-paced history of this landmark piece of civil rights legislation, Bending Toward Justice offers a dramatic, timely account of the struggle that finally won African Americans the ballot -- although, as May shows, the fight for voting rights is by no means over.

Alabama

Alabama [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 162712232X
Author: Joyce Hart
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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Alabama by Joyce Hart Book Resume:

This book discusses the geographic features, history, government, economy, people, and landmarks of the state of Alabama.

Alabama History Projects

Alabama History Projects [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0635092468
Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
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Alabama History Projects by Carole Marsh Book Resume:

This unique book combines state-specific facts and 30 fun-to-do hands-on projects. The History Project Book includes creating a cartoon panel to describe how your state name may have come about, creating a fort replica, making a state history museum, dressing up as a famous explorer and recreating the main discovery, and more! Kids will have a blast and build essential knowledge skills including research, reading, writing, science and math. Great for students in K-8 grades and for displaying in the classroom, library or home.

Revitalizing Electoral Geography

Revitalizing Electoral Geography [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317063465
Author: Jonathan Leib
Publisher: Routledge
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Revitalizing Electoral Geography by Jonathan Leib Book Resume:

Electoral Geography, the analysis of spatial patterns of voting, is undergoing a renaissance with new methodological advances, theoretical shifts and changes in the political landscape. Integrating new conceptual approaches with a broad array of case studies from the USA, Europe and Asia, this volume examines key questions in electoral geography: How has electoral geography changed since the 1980s when the last wave of works in this sub discipline appeared? In what ways does contemporary scholarship in social theory inform the analysis of elections and their spatial patterns? How has electoral geography been reconfigured by social and technological changes and those that shape the voting process itself? How can the comparative analysis of elections inform the field? In addressing these issues, the volume moves electoral geography beyond its traditional, empiricist focus on the United States to engage with contemporary theoretical developments and to outline the myriad theoretical, conceptual and methodological perspectives and applications that together are ushering in electoral geography's revitalization. The result is a broader, comparative analysis of how elections reflect and in turn shape social and spatial relations.