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Presidents and the American Environment
by Otis Graham
Call Number: GE 180 .G734 2015
Publication Date: 2015-06-23
Exploring the ways in which every president from Harrison to Obama has engaged the expanding agenda of the Nature protection impulse, the book offers a clear, close-up view of the shifting and nation shaping mosaic of both “green” and “brown” policy directions over more than a century.
by Tom Daschle; Trent Lott; Jon Sternfeld
Call Number: JK 1726 .L66 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
Daschle and Lott come together from opposite sides of the aisle to sound an alarm on the current polarization that has made governing all but impossible; never before has the people's faith in government been so dismally low. The senators itemize damaging forces--the permanent campaign, the unprecedented money, the 24/7 news cycle--and offer practical recommendations, pointing the way forward.
We the Corporations
by Adam Winkler
Call Number: KF 1386 .C58 W56 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-27
Traces the two-hundred-year history of corporate America's battle to achieve constitutional freedom from federal control, examining the civil rights debates and key events that shaped the controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision to extend constitutional protections to businesses.
The American Eras Primary Sources: Reform Era & Eastern U.S. Development (1815-1850) is a volume of full text and excerpts of primary sources representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events of the Reform era and the urbanization and economic growth of the eastern United States. Also included with each primary source is concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full-color photos and illustrations.
The articles in the set provide comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court are also analyzed. Congressional laws, executive orders and other public acts that impacted our legal structure are also examined.