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Lessons in Integration
Lessons in Integration

Realizing the Promise of Racial Diversity in American Schools

Frankenberg, Erica, Orfield, Gary

Segregation is deepening in American schools as courts terminate desegregation plans, residential segregation spreads, the proportion of whites in the population falls, and...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court,...


Summer of Hate
Summer of Hate

Charlottesville, USA

Spencer, Hawes

In August 2017, violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during two days of demonstrations by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and counterprotesters, including members of...


The Color of Power
The Color of Power

Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland

Douzet, Frédérick

The Color of Power is a fascinating examination of the changing politics of race in Oakland, California. Oakland has been at the forefront of California’s multicultural...


Blue Laws and Black Codes
Blue Laws and Black Codes

Conflict, Courts, and Change in Twentieth-Century Virginia

Wallenstein, Peter

Women were once excluded everywhere from the legal profession, but by the 1990s the Virginia Supreme Court had three women among its seven justices. This is just one example of...


Counting on the Latino Vote
Counting on the Latino Vote

Latinos as a New Electorate

DeSipio, Louis

Latinos, along with other new immigrants, are not being incorporated into U.S. politics as rapidly as their predecessors, raising concerns about political fragmentation along...


Trump's First Year
Nelson, Michael

Donald Trump took office in January 2017 under mostly favorable conditions. He inherited neither a war nor an economic depression, and his party controlled both houses of...


Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Bowen, William G., Kurzweil, Martin A., Tobin, Eugene M., Pichler, Susanne C.

Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the "natural aristocracy of talent and virtue." Although in many ways American...


The Virtues of Mendacity
The Virtues of Mendacity

On Lying in Politics

Jay, Martin

When Michael Dukakis accused George H. W. Bush of being the "Joe Isuzu of American Politics" during the 1988 presidential campaign, he asserted in a particularly American tenor...


Diversity in Democracy
Diversity in Democracy

Minority Representation in the United States

Segura, Gary M., Bowler, Shaun

As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The studies collected in...


Mobilizing Opportunities
Mobilizing Opportunities

The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics

Ramírez, Ricardo

The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population’s increasing impact on...


High Courts in Global Perspective
High Courts in Global Perspective

Evidence, Methodologies, and Findings

Garoupa, Nuno, Gill, Rebecca D., Tiede, Lydia B.

High courts around the world hold a revered place in the legal hierarchy. These courts are the presumed impartial final arbiters as individuals, institutions, and nations...


Voters' Verdicts
Voters' Verdicts

Citizens, Campaigns, and Institutions in State Supreme Court Elections

Bonneau, Chris W., Cann, Damon M.

In Voters’ Verdicts, Chris Bonneau and Damon Cann address contemporary concerns with judicial elections by investigating factors that influence voters’ decisions in the...


Partners or Rivals?
Partners or Rivals?

Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia

The emerging demographic and political presence of Latinos in the United States has moved the discussion of race relations beyond the terms of black and white. Using a variety...


Latino Politics
Latino Politics

Identity, Mobilization, and Representation

Espino, Rodolfo, Leal, David L., Meier, Kenneth J.

Due to the dramatic growth of the Latino population in America, in combination with the relative decline of the Anglo (non-Hispanic white) share, Latino Studies is increasingly...


Communication

Getting the Message Across

Hemmer, Nicole

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


American Dreams

Opportunity and Upward Mobility

McKee, Guian, Lopez-Gottardi Chao, Cristina

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


Handcuffs and Chain Link
Handcuffs and Chain Link

Criminalizing the Undocumented in America

Gonzalez O'Brien, Benjamin

Handcuffs and Chain Link enters the immigration debate by addressing one of its most controversial aspects: the criminalization both of extralegal immigration to the...


Fighting Political Gridlock
Fighting Political Gridlock

How States Shape Our Nation and Our Lives

Toscano, David J.

In this profoundly polarized era, the nation has been transfixed on the politics of Washington and its seemingly impenetrable gridlock. Many of the decisions that truly affect...


Creating Constitutional Change
Creating Constitutional Change

Clashes over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court

Ivers, Gregg, McGuire, Kevin T.

Because the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tell us what the Constitution means, they can create constitutional change. For quite some time, general readers who have been...


The Market Revolution in America
The Market Revolution in America

Social, Political, and Religious Expressions 1800–1880

Stokes, Melvyn, Conway, Stephen

The last decade has seen a major shift in the way nineteenth-century American history is interpreted, and increasing attention is being paid to the market revolution occurring...


Almanac of Virginia Politics 2008
Almanac of Virginia Politics 2008
Travis, Toni-Michelle C.

Published since 1977 and updated every two years, the Almanac of Virginia Politics is the leading source of information on the legislative process and key players in...


Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court
Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court
Rogers, James R., Flemming, Roy B., Bond, Jon R.

Over the course of the past decade, the behavioral analysis of decisions by the Supreme Court has turned to game theory to gain new insights into this important institution in...


Bringing Race Back In
Bringing Race Back In

Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama

Stout, Christopher T.

Bringing Race Back In empirically investigates whether "post-racial" campaign strategies, which are becoming increasingly common, improve black candidates’ ability to...


Ambivalent Miracles
Ambivalent Miracles

Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing

Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Over the past three decades, American evangelical Christians have undergone unexpected, progressive shifts in the area of race relations, culminating in a national movement...


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