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Mendez V. Westminster

School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights

Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: 9780700617197

Category: Education

Page: 186

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"Gives a full account of the legal issues and legacy of the landmark law case, which was the first case in which segregation in education was successfully challenged. By the author of Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights."--Provided by publisher.

Mexico and the United States

Author: Lee Stacy

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474029

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 960

View: 686

Examines the history and culture of Mexico and its relations with its neighbors to the north and east from the Spanish Conquest to the current presidency of Vicente Fox.

Latino History and Culture

An Encyclopedia

Author: David J. Leonard,Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317466462

Category: History

Page: 700

View: 9007

Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. "Latino History and Culture" covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.

Roe v. Wade

the abortion rights controversy in American history

Author: N. E. H. Hull,Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: History

Page: 370

View: 8974

Gibbons v. Ogden

John Marshall, steamboats, and the commerce clause

Author: Herbert Alan Johnson

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

View: 5950

Multicultural Student Services on Campus

Building Bridges, Re-visioning Community

Author: Dafina Lazarus Stewart

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579226183

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4507

For new professionals in multicultural student services (MSS), this book constitutes a thorough introduction to the structure, organization, and scope of the services and educational mission of these units. For senior practitioners it offers insights for re-evaluating their strategies, and inspiration to explore new possibilities. The book discusses the history and philosophy of MSS units; describes their operation; asserts the need for integration and coherence across the multiple facets of their work and how their role is influenced by the character and type of their institutions; and considers the challenges and opportunities ahead. The theme Building Bridges, Re-Visioning Community reflects the dual role of MSS. They “build bridges” between underrepresented student populations and the broader institutional environment, between different groups of student populations, and across differences in cultural values and traditions. At a time of increasing diversity on campus, their role is also to champion the “re-visioning” or redefinition of what constitutes community in higher education – in other words to reach beyond serving their traditional constituencies to educate for multicultural competence, and advocate for social justice across the campus commons. This book is organized in four sections moving the reader from the past to the present to the future, and from a service mission to an educational one. Part One reviews the purposes for which MSS were created, and the evolution of their vision, concluding an overview of how units perceive their needs and challenges today. Part Two addresses a range of issues – such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation / gender identity, and religion/faith diversity – commonly addressed by MSS, and, in recognizing the tensions inherent in serving such disparate constituencies, advances ideas for bringing greater integration and coherence to their work. Part Three considers how institutional context influences the structure and organization of MSS, and addresses such questions as: Who are they serving? What kind of support services and educational programming can they provide? How broadly or narrowly should they define their role, and can they extend their influence through alliances with other campus units? The book concludes by looking at how MSS can re-vision community to ensure their continued relevance to the college or university community. An ACPA Publication

Fugitive slave on trial

the Anthony Burns case and abolitionist outrage

Author: Earl M. Maltz

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: History

Page: 174

View: 3227

Viva Baseball!

Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger

Author: Samuel Octavio Regalado

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252067129

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2181

Chronicles the struggles of Latin American baseball players in the United States from the late 1800s to the present.

Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration [3 volumes]

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396442

Category: Social Science

Page: 807

View: 1954

Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

Racial Transformations

Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States

Author: Nicholas De Genova

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822337164

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 1440

DIVA collection of essays that examine the intertwined racialization of Latinos and Asians in the United States ./div

Bridges of Reform

Interracial Civil Rights Activism in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles

Author: Shana Bernstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199779724

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 4881

In her first book, Shana Bernstein reinterprets U.S. civil rights activism by looking at its roots in the interracial efforts of Mexican, African, Jewish, and Japanese Americans in mid-century Los Angeles. Expanding the frame of historical analysis beyond black/white and North/South, Bernstein reveals that meaningful domestic activism for racial equality persisted from the 1930s through the 1950s. She stresses how this coalition-building was facilitated by the cold war climate, as activists sought protection and legitimacy in this conservative era. Emphasizing the significant connections between ethno-racial communities and between the United States and world opinion, Bridges of Reform demonstrates the long-term role western cities like Los Angeles played in shaping American race relations.

Speaking Freely

Whitney V. California and American Speech Law

Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700621347

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1886

Anita Whitney was a child of wealth and privilege who became a vocal leftist, early in the twentieth century, became a vocal leftist, supporting radical labor groups such as the Wobblies and helping to organize the Communist Labor Party. In 1919 she was arrested and charged with violating California's recently passed laws banning any speech or activity intended to change the American political and economic systems. The story of the Supreme Court case that grew out of Whitney's conviction, told in full in this book, is also the story of how Americans came to enjoy the most liberal speech laws in the world. In clear and engaging language, noted legal scholar Philippa Strum traces the fateful interactions of Whitney, a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims; Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, a brilliant son of immigrants; the teeming immigrant neighborhoods and left wing labor politics of the early twentieth century; and the lessons some Harvard Law School professors took from World War I-era restrictions on speech. Though the Supreme Court upheld Whitney's conviction, it included an opinion by Justice Brandeis—joined by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.—that led to a decisive change in the way the Court understood First Amendment free speech protections. Speaking Freely takes us into the discussions behind this dramatic change, as Holmes, Brandeis, Judge Learned Hand, and Harvard Law professors Zechariah Chafee and Felix Frankfurter debate the extent of the First Amendment and the important role of free speech in a democratic society. In Brandeis’s opinion, we see this debate distilled in a statement of the value of free speech and the harm that its suppression does to a democracy, along with reflections on the importance of freedom from government control for the founders and the drafters of the First Amendment. Through Whitney v. California and its legacy, Speaking Freely shows how the American approach to speech, differing as it does that of every other country, reflects the nation's unique history. Nothing less than a primer in the history of free speech rights in the US, the book offers a sobering and timely lesson as fear once more raises the specter of repression.

Asian Law Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asian Americans

Page: N.A

View: 469

A Family Changes History

Méndez V. Westminster : Fiftieth Anniversary, 1947-1997

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mexican Americans

Page: 20

View: 7232

Western Legal History

The Journal of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6788

Chicano Studies

Survey and Analysis

Author: Dennis J. Bixler-Márquez,Carlos F. Ortega,Rosalia Solorzano Torres,Lorenzo G. Lafarelle

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 1365

Im Namen der Salomé


Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977251

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 7342

»Die Geschichte meines Lebens beginnt mit der Geschichte meines Landes«, so beginnt die Erzählung um Salomé Ureña. Als Salomé 1870 beginnt, Gedichte über ihr Land zu schreiben, kommt dies einer Revolution gleich. Sie heiratet den unsteten Pancho, um dessen Liebe sie lange kämpfen musste, kurze Zeit später stirbt Salomé schwer lungenkrank und lässt ihre dreijährige Tochter Camila zurück. Jahre später versucht Camila das Schicksal ihrer berühmten und unglücklichen Mutter zu rekonstruieren. Julia Alvarez verknüpft die Biografien zweier engagierter Frauen zu einer poetischen Familiensaga: Das dramatische Leben der karibischen Dichterin Salomé Ureña und das ihrer Tochter Camila, die sich im Exil auf die Suche nach den Beweggründen der geliebten Mutter macht.

Die Flüsterer: Leben in Stalins Russland

Author: Orlando Figes

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827070279

Category: History

Page: 1040

View: 850

Viele Darstellungen behandeln die sichtbaren Aspekte der stalinistischen Diktatur: die Verhaftungen und Prozesse, die Versklavung und das Morden in den Gulags. Kein Buch hat jedoch bislang die Auswirkungen des Regimes auf das Privat- und Familienleben der Menschen untersucht, den ?Stalinismus, der uns alle ergriff", wie es ein russischer Historiker einmal formuliert hat. Auf der Basis von Hunderten Interviews mit Zeitzeugen und zahllosen bislang unbekannten Dokumenten liefert nun Orlando Figes in Die Flüsterer erstmals einen unmittelbaren Einblick in die Innenwelt gewöhnlicher Sowjetbürger und zeigt an zahlreichen eindringlichen Beispielen, wie Einzelne oder Familien in einem von Misstrauen, Angst, Kompromissen und Verrat beherrschten Alltag um ihr Überleben kämpften. Für die Zeit der Revolution von 1917 bis zu Stalins Tod und darüber hinaus rekonstruiert Figes das moralische Gespinst, in dem sich die allermeisten Russen gefangen sahen: Eine einzige falsche Bewegung konnte eine Familie zerstören oder am Ende womöglich deren Rettung bedeuten. Keiner konnte sich sicher fühlen, nicht einmal die überzeugtesten Anhänger des Regimes. Wahrheit und Wahn, Schuld und Unschuld waren in diesem Unterdrückungssystem immer wieder auf fatal miteinander verquickt. Orlando Figes' neues Meisterwerk - in seiner erzählerischen Wucht und Aufrichtigkeit vergleichbar mit Grossmans Jahrhundertroman Leben und Schicksal - ist das breit angelegte Porträt einer Gesellschaft, in der jeder nur noch flüstert - entweder um sich und andere zu schützen oder um zu verraten. Ein ebenso schonungsloser wie ergreifender Bericht davon, wie schwach - und wie unvorstellbar stark - Menschen in einer von Paranoia geprägten totalitären Gesellschaft werden können.

West Side Story

Textbuch (Englisch - Deutsch)

Author: Leonard Bernstein,Rosmarie König,Arthur Laurents

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783254080462

Category: Musicals

Page: 362

View: 6193

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