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  • Conceptualizing separation/divorce violence against women
  • The extent and distribution of separation/divorce assault
  • New technologies and separation/divorce violence against women
  • Explaining separation/divorce violence against women
  • Children as collateral victims of separation/divorce woman abuse
  • What is to be done about separation/divorce violence against women?
"Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to women's health and well-being today--abuse at the hands of their partners. The authors provide a moving description of why and how men abuse women in myriad ways during and after a separation or divorce. The material is punctuated with the stories and voices of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse, as told to the authors over many years of fieldwork. Written in a highly readable fashion, this book will be a useful resource for researchers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers"--Provided by publisher.
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xix, 438 pages ; 26 cm.
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1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Documentary about American theologian and ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr. Reinhold Niebuhr's Serenity Prayer remains one of the most quoted writings in American literature. Yet Niebuhr's impact was far greater, as presidents and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. often turned to Niebuhr's writings for guidance and inspiration on the most volatile political and social issues of the 20th century. Niebuhr rose from a small Midwest church pulpit to become the nation's moral voice -- an American conscience -- during some of the most defining moments in American history. From director Martin Doblmeier comes this powerful, insightful and inspiring documentary, rich in archival material and featuring new interviews with former President Jimmy Carter, civil rights leader Andrew Young, New York Times writer David Brooks, author Susannah Heschel, and a host of notable historians and theologians.
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5. American epic [2017]

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2 videodiscs (310 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; mono. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
  • The big bang. The Carter Family ; Field recordings ; The Bristol sessions ; The Carter Family legacy ; Beale Street ; The Memphis Jug Band ; A feeling of the past
  • Blood and soil. Elder Burch ; The triumph church ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Music from the coal mines ; Charley Patton and Dockery Farms ; Patton's thumbprint
  • Out of the many, the one. The deepest roots of American music ; Joseph Kekuku and the steel guitar ; The first Tejano superstar ; A musical jambalaya ; Mississippi John Hurt ; Lost and found ; The sounds of earth
  • disc 2. The American epic sessions.
The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning America are captured on record for the first time, inventing new instruments and new cultural identities. The American epic sessions: Jack White and T Bone Burnett produce an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American epic documentaries.
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xv, 329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The pink pill
  • Ross Ulbricht
  • Julia Vie
  • The debate
  • Jared's khat
  • The bonfire
  • The Silk Road
  • Ross the farmer
  • Opening day of the Silk Road
  • What goes up must come down
  • The Gawker article
  • A bull's-eye on my back
  • Julia tells Erica
  • What have you done?!
  • Jared and the fifty-ton Flamingo
  • From Austin to Australia
  • Carl Force's tomorrow
  • Variety Jones and the serpent
  • Jared goes shopping
  • The dread pirate Roberts
  • Carl Force is born again
  • "O Captain, my captain"
  • Ross, hanged or home
  • Carl, Eladio, and Nob
  • Jared's Chicago versus Carl's Baltimore
  • The mutiny
  • A billion dollars?!
  • The aspiring billionaire in Costa Rica
  • Variety Jones goes to Scotland
  • The armory opens
  • Ross silences Julia
  • Chris Tarbell, FBI
  • Ross arrives in San Francisco
  • Chris is the pit
  • Batten down the hatches!
  • Jared's dead ends
  • A pirate in Dominica
  • Carl likes DPR
  • Kidney for sale!
  • The White House in Utah
  • Curtis is tortured
  • The first murder
  • The FBI joins the hunt
  • Camping and the ball
  • Gary Alford, IRS
  • Life and death on the road
  • Gary's big change
  • Ross goes underground
  • Carl switches teams
  • A parking ticket on the internet
  • Tarbell finds a mistake
  • The fake IDs, part one
  • The deconfliction meeting
  • Jared becomes Cirrus
  • Julia is saved! Hallelujah!
  • The fake IDs, part two
  • Onward to Federal Plaza
  • Julia comes to San Francisco
  • I am God
  • The phone call
  • The good-bye party
  • The pink sunset
  • Carla Sophia
  • FeLiNa
  • Arrested
  • The laptop
  • Ross locked up
  • United States of America v. Ross William Ulbricht
  • To catch a pirate
  • Sentencing
  • The plural of mongoose
  • The museum
  • The others.
From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road.
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xv, 138 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reframe the assessment issue (change the conversation)
  • Translate the language of assessment (focus on the process
  • not the words)
  • Assess what matters (getting started)
  • Develop a sustainable cycle of assessment (Rome wasn't built in a day)
  • Use what you are already doing (do not re-invent the wheel)
  • Democratize assessment (anyone can do it
  • no advanced math degree required)
  • Gather information...everywhere! (then, do something with it)
  • Achieve movement (not perfection)
  • Conclusion.
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  • Introduction : explaining the puzzling evolution of the Voting Rights Act
  • Liberal ascendance and enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Conservative backlash and partisan struggle over voting rights, 1968-1980
  • The growing struggle over voting rights in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Voting rights politics in an era of conservative ascendance, 2001-2013
  • Voting rights politics in the age of Obama, 2009-2016
  • Conclusion : partisan interests, institutional conflict, and the future of the voting rights struggle.
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  • A crisis in search of a villain
  • Out of the business section, into the front pages
  • Sleeping watchdogs : blaming the regulators
  • It's how you're rich that matters : narratives of the haves, have nots, and have lots
  • Boil him in oil : cracking down on Wall Street through Madoff
  • The more things change, the more they remain the same?
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252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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  • Foundations
  • The civil litigation system: an orientation
  • The benefits of civil litigation: the premise
  • Features of a well-working civil litigation system: a framework
  • Evaluations
  • Influential criticisms of civil litigation
  • The unsubstantiated case for litigation reform
  • Real threats to civil justice
  • Reform
  • Reducing undesirable cases
  • Discouraging over-litigation
  • Providing cheaper paths to court
  • Supporting greater access
  • Conclusion: in pursuit of civil justice.
"In Civil Justice Reconsidered, Steven Croley demonstrates that civil litigation is, for the most part, socially beneficial. An effective civil litigation system is accessible to parties who have suffered legal wrongs, and it is reliable in the sense that those with stronger claims tend to prevail over those with weaker claims. However, while most of the system's failures are overstated, they are not wholly off base; civil litigation often imposes excessive costs that, among other unfortunate consequences, impede access to the courts, and Croley offers ways to reform civil litigation in the interest of justice for potential plaintiffs and defendants, and for the rule of law itself"--Publisher's web site, viewed February 10, 2017.
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xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • If San Francisco, then everywhere?
  • Public housing, black ghettos
  • Racial zoning
  • "Own your own home"
  • Private agreements, government enforcement
  • White flight
  • IRS support and compliant regulators
  • Local tactics
  • State-sanctioned violence
  • Suppressed incomes
  • Looking forward, looking back
  • Considering fixes
  • Epilogue.
In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation-that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation-the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments-that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post-World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. "The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book" (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein's invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
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  • Part One: Pax Administrativa's rise: modern public administration and the administrative separation of powers: Ur-privatization: historic privatization and the premodern administrative state
  • The rise and reign of Pax Administrativa
  • The constitutional and normative underpinnings of the twentieth century administrative state
  • Part Two. The privatization revolution: privatization, businesslike government, and the collapsing of the administrative separation of powers: The beginning of the end: disenchantment with Pax Administrativa and the pivot to privatization
  • The mainstreaming of privatization: an agenda for all seasons and all responsibilities
  • Privatization as a constitutional; and constitutionally fraught; project
  • Establishing a Second Pax Administrativa
  • The separations of powers in the twenty-first century
  • Reframing the relationship between and among the constitutional and administrative rivals
  • Judicial custodialism
  • Political branch custodialism.
Americans have a love-hate relationship with government. Rejecting bureaucracy--but not the goods and services the welfare state provides--Americans have demanded that government be made to run like a business. Hence today's privatization revolution. But as Jon D. Michaels shows, separating the state from its public servants, practices, and institutions does violence to our Constitution, and threatens the health and stability of the Republic. Constitutional Coup puts forward a legal theory that explains the modern welfare state as a worthy successor to the framers' three-branch government. What legitimates the welfare state is its recommitment to a rivalrous system of separation of powers, in which political agency heads, career civil servants, and the public writ large reprise and restage the same battles long fought among Congress, the president, and the courts. Privatization now proclaims itself as another worthy successor, this time to an administrative state that Americans have grown weary of. Yet it is a constitutional usurper. Privatization dismantles those commitments to separating and checking state power by sidelining rivalrous civil servants and public participants. Constitutional Coup cements the constitutionality of the administrative state, recognizing civil servants and public participants as necessary--rather than disposable--components. Casting privatization as an existential constitutional threat, it underscores how the fusion of politics and profits commercializes government--and consolidates state power in ways both the framers and administrative lawyers endeavored to disaggregate. It urges--and sketches the outlines of--a twenty-first-century bureaucratic renaissance.-- Provided by publisher
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  • The murder of Penny Deans
  • The birth of an abolitionist
  • Marie and the men of the South Carolina death row
  • Transitions
  • The Virginia coalition for jails and prisons
  • Inside the vortex of evil
  • Marie and Russ
  • Standing watch in the death house
  • Marie and Joe
  • The fight to save Joe Giarratano
  • Roger, Earl, and the death of the coalition
  • The final years.
"There have been many heroes and victims in the battle to abolish the death penalty, and Marie Deans fits into both of those categories. A South Carolina native who yearned to be a fiction writer, Marie was thrust by a combination of circumstances, including the murder of her beloved mother-in-law, into a world much stranger than fiction, a world in which minorities and the poor were selected to be sacrificed to what Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun called the "machinery of death." Marie found herself fighting to bring justice to the legal process and to bring humanity not only to prisoners on death row but to the guards and wardens as well. During Marie's time as a death penalty opponent in South Carolina and Virginia, she experienced the highs of helping exonerate the innocent and the lows of standing death watch in the death house with thirty-four condemned men. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The story of death penalty opponent Marie Deans"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • The democratic challenge to constitutional law
  • Democratic aims and experimentalist procedure
  • Information-rich jurisprudence
  • Epstein, Holmes, and regulatory takings jurisprudence
  • Lochnering
  • Citizens united
  • Brown and Obergefell : two positive precedents?
  • From social contract theory to sociable contract theory.
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xii, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The mystery of grace
  • The mystery of love
  • The mystery of freedom
  • The art of human contact.
"Dorothy Day (1897-1980) was a prominent Catholic, writer, social activist, and co-founder of a movement dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. Her life has been revealed through her own writings as well as the work of historians, theologians, and academics. What has been missing until now is a more personal account from the point of view of someone who knew her well. Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty is a frank and reflective, heartfelt and humorous portrayal as written by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy" -- Publisher's website
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xxii, 334 pages 26 cm
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  • Introduction : noting strengths, and weaknesses some of which I'll ignore, and proposing a new research program
  • Some weaknesses of our legal system mistakenly denied by a critic
  • Tier One of the federal judiciary : the Supreme Court
  • Tier Two of the federal judiciary : the federal courts of appeals
  • Tier Three of the federal judiciary : the federal district courts
  • Civil litigation revisited
  • Conclusion.
"No sitting federal judge has ever written so trenchant a critique of the federal judiciary as Richard A. Posner does in this, his most confrontational book. He exposes the failures of the institution designed by the founders to check congressional and presidential power and resist its abuse, and offers practical prescriptions for reform"-- Provided by publisher.
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xvi, 360 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"Beginning in the antebellum period and continuing through Secession, Reconstruction, and after, Southern States went through a period of intense constitution writing and rewriting mostly through a series of constitutional conventions. These conventions wrote constitutions that protected slavery, allowed for Secession, then allowed them to rejoin the union, and finally enshrined the rule of a white elite and the suppression of black rights. In this book, Herron tells the story of these repeated efforts to write constitutions, arguing that the result was the solid south, a place different from the rest of the country, dominated by a white elite, with weak states, and no rights for African Americans. He contends the peculiar character of the South continues today and understanding the politics of these constitutional conventions and the documents they produced is key to understanding Southern history and the south today"-- Provided by publisher.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustration ; 32 cm
Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Education Library (Cubberley)