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Women's Rights/Feminism/Political Parties
The Feminist Revolution by
Call Number: OVR HQ1121 .M867 2018
Explores the global history and contributions of the feminist revolution. The Feminist Revolution offers an overview of women's struggle for equal rights in the late twentieth century.
The Myth of Seneca Falls by
Call Number: JK1896 .T48 2014
The story of how the women's rights movement began at the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 is a cherished American myth.
Votes for Women by
Call Number: JK1911.N7 L46 2017
Chronicles the history of the women's rights and suffrage movements in New York State and examines the important role the state played in the national suffrage movement.
Why They Marched by
Call Number: JK896.W37 2019
Publication Date: 2019-05-06
Looking beyond the national leadership of the suffrage movement, an acclaimed historian gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions whose local passion and protest resounded throughout the land.
The Woman's Hour by
Call Number: JK1911.T2 W45 2018
The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
The Women's Suffrage Movement by
Call Number: JK1896 .W46 2019
An intersectional anthology of works by the known and unknown women that shaped and established the suffrage movement, in time for the 2020 centennial of women's right to vote.
America's Gun Wars by
Call Number: HV7436 .C35 2019
This book examines the controversies surrounding gun control, which are less about whether it "works" and more about whether the nation should prioritize traditional values of rugged independence or newer values of communitarian interdependence.
The Bill of Rights by
Call Number: KF4749 .B45 2015
The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.
The Gun Debate by
Call Number: HV7436 .C657 2014
Guns in America: What Everyone Needs to Know tours the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns.
Call Number: KF3941 .W56 2011
Gunfight is a timely work examining America's four-centuries-long political battle over gun control and the right to bear arms. In this definitive and provocative history,
Living with Guns by
Call Number: KF3941 .W4425 2012
Gun violence on a massive scale has become a plague in our society, yet politicians seem more afraid of having a serious conversation about guns than they are of the next horrific shooting. In Living with Guns, Craig R. Whitney, former foreign correspondent and editor at the New York Times, seeks out answers. He re-examines why the right to bear arms was enshrined in the Bill of Rights, and how it came to be misunderstood.
Reducing Gun Violence in America by
Call Number: HV7436 .R4152 2013
The staggering toll of gun violence--which claims 31,000 U.S. lives each year--is an urgent public health issue that demands an effective evidence-based policy response. The Johns Hopkins University convened more than 20 of the world's leading experts on gun violence and policy to summarize relevant research and recommend policies that are both constitutional and have broad public support. Collected for the first time in one volume, this reliable, empirical research and legal analysis will help lawmakers, opinion leaders, and concerned citizens identify policy changes to address mass shootings, along with the less-publicized gun violence that takes an average of 80 lives every day.
Six Amendments by
Call Number: KF4557 .S74 2014
For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change.
A Well-Regulated Militia by
Call Number: KF4558 2nd .C67 2006
Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bittercontroversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong.Cornell, a leading constitutional historian, shows that the Founders understood the right to bear arms as neither an individual nor a collective right, but as a civic right--an obligation citizens owed to the state to arm themselves so that they could participate in a well regulated militia.
Common Core Dilemma - Who Owns Our Schools? by
Call Number: LB3060.83 .S357 2015
In her new book, bestselling author Mercedes Schneider provides little-known details about the history of the Common Core State Standards.
Fewer, Clearer, Higher by
Call Number: LB3060.83 .R684 2013
Robert Rothman identifies nine instructional "shifts" encouraged by the new Common Core State Standards and provides examples of how teachers and school districts are overcoming challenges in implementation.
A Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools by
Call Number: LB1607.5 .N64 2015
In today's high schools, education is often reduced to a means of achieving financial security, leading to an overemphasis on quantifiable measures of performance.
The Test by
Call Number: LB3060.83 .K36 2015
Standardized assessments test our children, our teachers, our schools,and increasingly, our patience.Your child is more than a score. But in the last twenty years, schools have dramatically increased standardized testing, sacrificing hours of classroom time. What is the cost to students, teachers, and families? How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development,especially when we still want all children to hit the mark? The Test explores all sides of this problem,where these tests came from, their limitations and flaws, and ultimately what parents, teachers, and concerned citizens can do.
The Wrong Direction for Today's Schools by
Call Number: LB3060.83 .Z37 2015
The Wrong Direction for Today's Schools: The Impact of Common Core on American Education is an in-depth analysis of the newest national American education fad, intended to replace the 2002 incarnation of the ESEA, No Child Left Behind.
Women in the Military
A Few Good Women by
Call Number: UB418.W65 M66 2010
The never-before-told story of the United States women's military corps: the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces with full military rank and benefits--a fight that continues today for American military women who want to serve in combat support positions and in frontline combat units.
Soldier Girls by
Call Number: UB418.W65 T56 2014
This is a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families.
When Janey Comes Marching Home by
Call Number: U52 .W475 2010
While women are officially barred from combat in the American armed services, in the current war, where there are no front lines, the ban on combat is virtually meaningless. More than in any previous conflict in our history, American women are engaging with the enemy, suffering injuries, and even sacrificing their lives in the line of duty.
Border Walls and National Security
Border Walls by
Call Number: HV6432 .J654 2012
Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders?
It's Even Worse Than You Think by
Call Number: E912 .J64 2018
The Trump administration is remaking the government. It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America tells us exactly how it is making America worse again.
Presidential Doctrines by
Call Number: JZ1480 .S5 2016
This book assesses and evaluates the key U.S. presidential doctrines from Washington to Obama. It demonstrates that in spite of differences between successive administrations, in most instances, presidential doctrines have articulated both the responses and directions conducive to an international order that best advances American interests. Ultimately, it shows that although each doctrine was formulated in reaction to immediate foreign policy concerns, each also addressed fundamental aspects of U.S. national security that led future statesmen to follow their broad objectives and prescriptions.