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In Defense Of Women

Author : Nancy Gertner
ISBN : 9780807011430
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recounts the self-proclaimed outsider lawyer's experiences from her early days as a trial attorney through becoming a U.S. District Court judge.

Alice Paul

Author : Christine Lunardini
ISBN : 9780429982026
Genre : Political Science
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Alice Paul: Equality for Women shows the dominant and unwavering role Paul played in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, granting the vote to American women. The dramatic details of Paul's imprisonment and solitary confinement, hunger strike, and force-feeding at the hands of the U.S. government illustrate her fierce devotion to the cause she spent her life promoting. Placed in the context of the first half of the twentieth century, Paul's story also touches on issues of progressivism and labor reform, race and class, World War I patriotism and America's emerging role as a global power, women's activism in the political sphere, and the global struggle for women's rights.About the Lives of American Women series:Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a "good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader.

My Lie

Author : Meredith Maran
ISBN : 0470944838
Genre : Social Science
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The Feminine Sixth

Author : Andrea D. Lyon
ISBN : 0999472801
Genre : Women lawyers
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The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense probes the non-fictional accounts of women criminal defense lawyers. Set at a fictional symposium held during Women¿s History Month, nine accomplished lawyers reveal the unique ways in which they experience criminal defense practice, the courtroom, and their relationships with clients. With detailed insight into their personal and professional lives, this book illuminates the vital role and immense contributions of women in the profession. Each page invites the reader to travel through moments of justice and injustice, sorrow and joy, and failure and success. The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense offers an intimate story of those who tirelessly represent people accused of crime.

How Can You Represent Those People

Author : A. Smith
ISBN : 9781137311955
Genre : Social Science
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How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the 'Cocktail Party Question' asked of every criminal lawyer. A must-read for anyone interested in race, poverty, crime, punishment, and what makes lawyers tick.

In Defense Of Women

Author : H. L. Mencken
ISBN : 9780486164137
Genre : Literary Collections
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American author, critic, newspaper man, and iconoclast, H. L. Mencken maintained that women are smarter than men and cited numerous examples of the female's overwhelming skill and cunning to support his position. Originally published in 1922, this book considers topics that remain of vital interest to today's readers, including monogamy and polygamy, prostitution, the double standard, sexual harassment, and declining birth and marriage rates. Written in Mencken's characteristic no-nonsense manner, In Defense of Women crackles with controversy and caustic wit. Unabridged republication of the classic 1922 edition.

Fire In My Soul

Author : Joan Steinau Lester
ISBN : 0743407881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the career of the civil rights crusader and Congressional delegate for Washington, D.C., from her early challenges to her efforts against the Senate and the Supreme Court on such issues as sexual harassment and free speech.

Quest For Justice

Author : Richard S. Jaffe
ISBN : 0882823744
Genre : True Crime
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Follows the cases of Alabama attorney Richard S. Jaffe where he successfully exonerated sentenced death row prisoners, and provides commentary on the judicial system and how the death penalty is decided and administered.

Saving Nelson Mandela

Author : Kenneth S. Broun
ISBN : 9780199913121
Genre : Law
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The question was: would he hang? In 1963, when South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow activists in the African National Congress received during his trial not only saved his life, but also enabled him to save his country. In Saving Nelson Mandela, South African law expert Kenneth S. Broun recreates the trial, called the "Rivonia" Trial after the Johannesburg suburb where police seized Mandela. Based upon interviews with many of the case's primary figures and portions of the trial transcript, Broun situates readers inside the courtroom at the imposing Palace of Justice in Pretoria. Here, the trial unfolds through a dramatic narrative that captures the courage of the accused and their defense team, as well as the personal prejudices that colored the entire trial. The Rivonia trial had no jury and only a superficial aura of due process, combined with heavy security that symbolized the apartheid government's system of repression. Broun shows how outstanding advocacy, combined with widespread public support, in fact backfired on apartheid leaders, who sealed their own fate. Despite his 27-year incarceration, Mandela's ultimate release helped move his country from the racial tyranny of apartheid toward democracy. As documented in this inspirational book, the Rivonia trial was a critical milestone that helped chart the end of Apartheid and the future of a new South Africa.

Flawed Convictions

Author : Deborah Tuerkheimer
ISBN : 9780199913633
Genre : Law
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This text surveys the scientific, cultural, and legal history of 'Shaken Baby Syndrome' from inception to formal dissolution. Deborah Tuerkheimer exposes extraordinary failings in the criminal justice system's treatment of what is, in essence, a medical diagnosis of murder.

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