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Nigger: the Strange Case of a Troublesome Word
Kennedy, Randall
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One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream, Vine, Phyllis
One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream
Vine, Phyllis
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Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. the Supreme Court
Murdoch, Joyce; Price, Deb
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AIDS in the Workplace: Legal Questions and Practical Answers, Banta, William F.
1 Banta, William F. AIDS in the Workplace: Legal Questions and Practical Answers
0669280569 / 9780669280562; Drawing on comprehensive information available on the complex legal and ethical issues related to AIDS, attorney William F. Banta explains employers', employees', and applicants' rights and responsibilities as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, OSHA, COBRA, the National Labor Relations Act, state and local laws, arbitration awards, and the Centers for Disease Control. He clarifies the complex issues of hiring, firing, insuring, and testing applicants and employees with the AIDS virus. The extensive appendix of laws and regulations, government recommendations, checklists, and sample policies will assist readers in developing or evaluating their own workplace procedures. Workers who are HIV positive, managers, union officials, attorneys, and physicians, will find valuable advice on one of the most urgent problems of the twentieth century and beyond. The binding is navy blue with silver lettering along the spine. 422 pages, with a 1" remainder mark on the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Lexington Books
New Britian, Connecticut, U. S. A., 1993, First Edition
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2 Kennedy, Randall Nigger: the Strange Case of a Troublesome Word
0375421726 / 9780375421723; Randall Kennedy, a distinguished Harvard Law School professor, "put[s] a tracer on nigger, " to identify how it has been used and by whom, while analyzing the controversies to which it has given rise. With candor and insight he explores such questions as: How should nigger be defined? Is it, as some have declared, necessarily more hurtful than other racial epithets? Do blacks have a right to use nigger even as others do not? Should the law view nigger baiting as a provocation strong enough to reduce the culpability of a person who responds violently to it? Should a person be fired from their job for saying nigger? To be ignorant of the meanings and effects of nigger, says Kennedy, is to render oneself vulnerable to all manner of peril. This book brilliantly and sensitively addresses that concern. Black binding. Includes endnotes and index. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
New York, NY, 2002, 
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3 Murdoch, Joyce; Price, Deb Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. the Supreme Court
0465015131 / 9780465015139; This is the first in-depth look at the evolution of the U. S. Supreme Court's decisions on gay and lesbian rights - the new frontier in America's struggle for civil rights for all its citizens, and one that will not quickly be resolved. Since 1957, a wide array of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals have forced the court to consider whether the Constitution's promise of equal protection applies to gay Americans. Here the two authors take us inside the justices' private conference rooms to reveal - often for the first time - how the court weighed gay cases. They examine not only the decisions handed down - some of them devastating blows to the struggle for gay equality - but how the lives of many justices have been touched through their acquaintances with gay individuals. Also included are the dramatic stories of heroes of the gay rights movement - Karen Thompson, who sought custody of her disabled partner; Sharon Kowalski, whose parents refused to recognize their union, and Michael Hardwick, who was arrested for having oral sex in his own bedroom. And this book covers much more ground than there is room for here. The vertical edge of the pages have a very light dust mark. 582 pages, including an appendix, notes on sources, and an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Basic Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, 
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One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream, Vine, Phyllis
4 Vine, Phyllis One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream
0060938277 / 9780060938277; In this buried chapter of American history, a nearly forgotten case of famed attorney Clarence Darrow comes hauntingly to the surface. In 1925 the NAACP approached Darrow to defend Ossian Sweet - a highly respected African-American doctor who, after integrating an all-white neighborhood in Detroit, found himself the victim of a community attack. When Sweet and his family fought back, they were caught in a melee in which a white man was fatally shot. The trial that ensued would test the basic tenets of the American Dream - the right of a man to defend his own home. With index, bibliography and endnotes. Includes photographs. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Amistad Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2005, First Printing

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