America on Trial

Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation
Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759511039
Category: Law
Page: 608
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The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time.

Gender

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Author: Therese Frey Steffen
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 3159612430
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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Mit Simone de Beauvoirs Werk »Das andere Geschlecht« aus dem Jahr 1949 wurde die Diskussion um die gesellschaftliche Konstitution von »Geschlecht« eröffnet. Heute ist »Gender«, das kulturelle Geschlecht, zu einem geläufigen Begriff geworden. Therese Frey Steffen zeichnet Geschichte und Aktualität des Konzepts nach, das die Dualität von Mann und Frau radikal in Frage stellt, und bietet einen Ausblick auf ein künftiges Verständnis der Gender Studies.

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial and the Press


Author: Nick Sharman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137559381
Category: Political Science
Page: 249
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This book analyzes the newspaper coverage of one of America’s most famous and dramatic trials–the trial of the “Chicago 8.” Covering a five month period from September 1969 to February 1970 the book considers the way eight radical activists including Black Panther leader Bobby Seale, antiwar activists Tom Hayden, David Dellinger, and Rennie Davis, and leading Yippies, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin are represented in the press. How did the New York Times represent Judge Hoffman’s decision to chain and gag Bobby Seale in the courtroom for demanding his right to represent himself? To what extent did the press adequately describe the injustice visited on the defendants in the trial by the presiding Judge, Julius J Hoffman? The author aims to answer these questions and demonstrate the press’s reluctance to criticize Judge Hoffman in the case until the evidence of his misconduct of the trial became overwhelming.

The Gilded Age & Progressive Era

A Student Companion
Author: Elisabeth Israels Perry,Karen Manners Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195156706
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 430
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Presents alphabetical articles on major events, documents, persons, social movements, and political and social concepts connected with the Gilden Age and the Progressive Era.

Is There a Right to Remain Silent?

Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11
Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195307798
Category: Law
Page: 212
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An outspoken legal scholar and author of America on Trial reveals why Fifth Amendment rights matter and how they are being reshaped, limited, and in some cases revoked in the wake of 9/11, in this absorbing look at one of the most essential constitutional rights.

American Jurisprudence Trials

An Encyclopedic Guide to the Modern Practices, Techniques, and Tactics Used in Preparing and Trying Cases, with Model Programs for the Handling of All Types of Litigation
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Trial practice
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An encyclopedic guide to the modern practices, techniques, and tactics used in preparing and trying cases, with model programs for the handling of all types of litigation.

The Nuremberg Trials

Last Tragedy of the Holocaust
Author: Ellis Washington
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 233
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Discusses the paradoxical use of positive law during the advent of the Nuremberg trials over sixty years ago, asserting that natural law should have been utilized instead.

Intolerance

Divided Societies on Trial
Author: Brian Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Justice
Page: 312
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This title provides an engaging and thought-provoking account of man's intolerance to man through the ages. Through use of surviving court documentation from various trials, Brian Harris is able to explore several issues that have given rise to deep-rooted divisions within Western society, such as slavery, religion and homosexuality.

Tabloid Justice

Criminal Justice in an Age of Media Frenzy
Author: Richard Logan Fox,Robert W. Van Sickel,Thomas L. Steiger
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588265326
Category: Law
Page: 251
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praise for the 1st edition:?A much needed exploration into media coverage and audience reaction to high-profile criminal cases.... Clearly written and accessible.? ?Diana Owen, Political Science Quarterly?A timely, provocative, and data-rich study.? ?Scott L. Althaus, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics?A very useful primer on the ?tabloidization? of news.... The authors? statistical evidence is accessible and convincing.? ?Thomas Shevory, Law and Politics Book ReviewThis new edition of Tabloid Justice reveals that, although the media focus on high-profile criminal trials is thought by many to have diminished in the years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the polarized, partisan coverage of these trials has in fact intensified. The authors investigate the profoundly negative impact of the media?s coverage of the criminal justice system?coverage that frequently highlights and aggravates the deepest divisions in US society.Features of the new edition include results of a recent national poll, richer demographic data, and discussion of the blogosphere?s rising significance. Thorough analysis of recent tabloid cases (featuring Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, Dennis Kozlowski, Scott Peterson, and Martha Stewart) provides a contemporary window on the tactics of a media driven by profit to the detriment of political and legal principles.Richard L. Fox is associate professor of political science at Union College. He is author of Gender Dynamics in Congressional Elections. Robert W. Van Sickel is assistant professor of political science at Indiana State University. He is author of Not a Particularly Different Voice: The Jurisprudence of Sandra Day O?Connor. Thomas L. Steiger is professor of sociology at Indiana State University. His publications include Life?s Social Journey (with Diana Grimes) and Rethinking the Labor Process (coedited with Peter Meiksins).Contents: Introduction: A Time of Tabloid Justice. Looking for This Week?s ?Trial of the Century.? The Mainstream Media Go Tabloid. Tabloid Justice and the Evolution of New Media. Public Opinion, Trial Coverage, and Faith in the Criminal Justice System. Race, Gender, Class, and Tabloid Justice. Is There Any Escape from Tabloid Justice?

Young J. Edgar

Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties
Author: Kenneth D. Ackerman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306816277
Category: History
Page: 472
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Documents America's first domestic war on terror, a period in the early 1920s during which J. Edgar Hoover assembled a database of thousands of suspected communists and was enlisted by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer to execute a series of home and office raids through which more than ten thousand Americans were arrested for treason. Reprint.

Symposium

conference honoring the scholarship and work of Alan M. Dershowitz
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
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Zwischen mir und der Welt


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446251952
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Choice

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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Category: American periodicals
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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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.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.