The Pullman case

the clash of labor and capital in industrial America

Author: David Ray Papke

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 118

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The 1894 strike by the American Railway Union, eventually broken by federal troops and the courts, set an important precident for judicial involvement in labor disputes. Papke examines the strike, the proceddings in the Illinois courts, and the 1895 Supreme Court decision, in re Debs.

The Pullman Strike and the Labor Movement in American History

Author: R. Conrad Stein

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A look in the 1894 Pullman Strike describes the creation of the Pullman Company, profiles individuals involved in the strike, and analyses how the strike and goverment efforts to end the strike affected America's labor movement.

Workers, Collectivism and the Law

Grappling with Democracy

Author: Laura Carlson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788112458

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Workers, Collectivism and the Law offers a captivating historical account of worker democracy, from its beginnings in European guild systems to present-day labor unions, across the national legal systems of Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Analysing these legal systems in light of a Habermasian concept of participatory democracy, Laura Carlson identifies ways to strengthen individual employee voice in claims against employers.

Chicago's Historic Pullman District

Author: Frank Harry Beberdick

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738500294

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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A photographic account of the historic town of Pullman, created by George M. Pullman on the far south side of Chicago in 1880 and the first planned industrial town in the United States.

Palace car prince

a biography of George Mortimer Pullman

Author: Liston E. Leyendecker

Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

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Palace Car Prince is the first book-length biography of George Pullman (1831-1897), an entrepreneur whose name became synonymous with the golden age of U.S. railroad travel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In this impressively researched work, Liston Leyendecker portrays the transformation of a man of vision who ascended to prominence following the Civil War only to lose control of his empire in the face of a rapidly changing world of industrial and labor relations. An adventurous young man, Pullman ventured, westward to Chicago and Colorado from his upstate New York home, eventually leaving a successful store in the Colorado goldfields in 1863 to return to Chicago and form his Palace Car Company, the manufacturer of luxury sleeping cars. Though Pullman's hard work brought him the admiration, power, and wealth he sought, it also tired him and made him increasingly irascible. As the Palace Car Company prospered, Pullman--who initially was regarded as a "hands-on" manager--became removed from the company's daily affairs. He relied more and more on the advice of his brother Albert, and growing isolation continued throughout his career and extended into family matters. The results of Pullman's aloofness became particularly apparent when, during the railroad workers' strike of 1894, he was publicly vilified as the archetypal nineteenth-century robber baron for his stubborn refusal to negotiate with the suffering strikers.

Police Misconduct

A Global Perspective

Author: Cliff Roberson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315393727

Category: Computers

Page: 177

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This book explores the different types of police misconduct including the use of excessive force. It also explores what types of officers become involved in illegal misconduct, steps jurisdictions may take to prevent such problems, and discusses who should police the police. Also included is a historical analysis of police misconduct, discussions on the legal restrictions designed to prevent police misconduct, and steps that the jurisdiction may take to limit their liability. Ancillary material is available with course adoption.

Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery

Author: Earl M. Maltz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700615025

Category: Law

Page: 182

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Closely examines on of the Supreme Court's most infamous decisions: that went far beyond one slave's suit for "freeman" status by declaring that ALL blacks--freemen as well as slaves--were not, and never could become, U.S. citizens, bringing an end to the 1820 Missouri Compromise, while also resulting in the outrage that led to the Civil War.

The Pullman Strike of 1894

Author: Rosemary Laughlin

Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub

ISBN: 9781931798891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Describes the events leading up to and occurring during the lockout and strike of railroad workers working for the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, and its impact upon American labor unions.

Marbury V. Madison

The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review

Author: William Edward Nelson

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: 9780700610624

Category: History

Page: 142

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This book is a study of the power of the American Supreme Court to interpret laws and overrule any found in conflict with the Constitution. It examines the landmark case of Marbury versus Madison (1803), when that power of judicial review was first fully articulated.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America

Author: David Schultz,John R. Vile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457137

Category: Medical

Page: 40

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Driven by the growing reality of international terrorism, the threats to civil liberties and individual rights in America are greater today than at any time since the McCarthy era in the 1950s. At this critical time when individual freedoms are being weighed against the need for increased security, this exhaustive three-volume set provides the most detailed coverage of contemporary and historical issues relating to basic rights covered in the United States Constitution. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties. It provides detailed history of court cases, events, Constitutional amendments and rights, personalities, and themes that have had an impact on our freedoms in America. The Encyclopedia appraises the state of civil liberties in America today, and examines growing concerns over the limiting of personal freedoms for the common good. Complete with selected relevant documents and a chronology of civil liberties developments, and arranged in A-Z format with multiple indexes for quick reference, The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America includes in-depth coverage of: freedom of speech, religion, press, and assembly, as outlined in the first amendment; protection against unreasonable search and seizure, as outlined in the fourth amendment; criminal due process rights, as outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth amendments; property rights, economic liberties, and other rights found within the text of the United States Constitution; Supreme Court justices, presidents, and other personalities, focusing specifically on their contributions to or effect on civil liberties; concepts, themes, and events related to civil liberties, both practical and theoretical; court cases and their impact on civil liberties.

When the Nazis came to Skokie

freedom for speech we hate

Author: Philippa Strum

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 172

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In the Chicago suburb of Skokie, one out of every six Jewish citizens in the late 1970s was a survivor -- or was directly related to a survivor -- of the Holocaust. These victims of terror had resettled in America expecting to lead peaceful lives free from persecution. But their safe haven was shattered when a neo-Nazi group announced its intention to parade there in 1977. Philippa Strum's dramatic retelling of the events in Skokie (and in the courts) shows why the case ignited such enormous controversy and challenged our understanding of and commitment to First Amendment values. The debate was clear-cut: American Nazis claimed the right of free speech while their Jewish "targets" claimed the right to live without intimidation. The town, arguing that the march would assault the sensibilities of its citizens and spark violence, managed to win a court injunction against the marchers. In response, the American Civil Liberties Union took the case and successfully defended the Nazis' right to free speech. Skokie had all the elements of a difficult case: a clash of absolutes, prior restraint of speech, and heated public sentiment. In recreating it, Strum presents a detailed account and analysis of the legal proceedings as well as finely delineated portraits of the protagonists: Frank Collin, National Socialist Party of America leader and the son of a Jewish Holocaust survivor; Skokie community leader Sol Goldstein, a Holocaust survivor who planned a counter demonstration against the Nazis; Skokie mayor Albert Smith, who wanted only to protect his townspeople; and ACLU attorney David Goldberger, caught in the ironic position of being a Jew defending the rights of Nazis against fellow Jews.While the ACLU did win the case, it was a costly victory -- 30,000 of its members left the organization. And in the end, ironically, the Nazis never did march in Skokie. Forcefully argued, Strum's book shows' that freedom of speech must be defended even when the beneficiaries of that defense are far from admirable individuals. It raises both constitutional and moral issues critical to our understanding of free speech and carries important lessons for current controversies over hate speech on college campuses, inviting readers to think more carefully about what the First Amendment really means.

Capital punishment on trial

Furman v. Georgia and the death penalty in modern America

Author: David M. Oshinsky

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 144

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In his first book since the Pulitzer Prize--winning Polio: An American Story, renowned historian David Oshinsky takes a new and closer look at the Supreme Court's controversial and much-debated stances on capital punishment--in the landmark case of Furman v. Georgia. Career criminal William Furman shot and killed a homeowner during a 1967 burglary in Savannah, Georgia. Because it was a "black-on-white" crime in the racially troubled South, it also was an open-and-shut case. The trial took less than a day, and the nearly all-white jury rendered a death sentence. Aided by the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund, Furman's African-American attorney, Bobby Mayfield, doggedly appealed the verdict all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in 1972 overturned Furman's sentence by a narrow 5--4 vote, ruling that Georgia's capital punishment statute, and by implication all other state death-penalty laws, was so arbitrary and capricious as to violate the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment." Furman effectively, if temporarily, halted capital punishment in the United States. Every death row inmate across the nation was resentenced to life in prison. The decision, however, did not rule the death penalty per se to be unconstitutional; rather, it struck down the laws that currently governed its application, leaving the states free to devise new ones that the Court might find acceptable. And this is exactly what happened. In the coming years, the Supreme Court would uphold an avalanche of state legislation endorsing the death penalty. Capital punishment would return stronger than ever, with many more defendants sentenced to death and eventually executed. Oshinsky demonstrates the troubling roles played by race and class and region in capital punishment. And he concludes by considering the most recent Supreme Court death-penalty cases involving minors and the mentally ill, as well as the impact of international opinion. Compact and engaging, Oshinsky's masterful study reflects a gift for empathy, an eye for the telling anecdote and portrait, and a talent for clarifying the complex and often confusing legal issues surrounding capital punishment.

America, history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center,EBSCO Publishing (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The Insular cases and the emergence of American empire

Author: Bartholomew H. Sparrow

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 300

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When the United States took control of Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Guam following the Spanish-American War, it was unclear to what degree these islands were actually part of the U.S. and, in particular, whether the Constitution applied fully, or even in part, to their citizens. By looking closely at what became known as the Insular Cases, Bartholomew Sparrow reveals how America resolved to govern these territories. Sparrow follows the Insular Cases from the controversial Downes v. Bidwell in 1901, which concerned tariffs on oranges shipped to New York from Puerto Rico and which introduced the distinction between incorporated and unincorporated territories, to Balzac v. Puerto Rico in 1922, in which the Court decided that Puerto Ricans, although officially U.S. citizens, could be denied trial by jury because Puerto Rico was "unincorporated." There were 35 Insular Cases in all, cases stretching across two decades, cases in which the Court ruled on matters as diverse as tariffs, double jeopardy, and the very meaning of U.S. citizenship as it applied to the inhabitants of the offshore territories. Providing a new look at the history and politics of U.S. expansion at the turn of the twentieth century, Sparrow's book also examines the effect the Court's decisions had on the creation of an American empire. It highlights crucial features surrounding the cases--the influence of racism on the justices, the need for naval stations to protect new international trade, and dramatic changes in tariff policy. It also tells how the Court sanctioned the emergence of two kinds of American empire: formal territories whose inhabitants could be U.S. citizens but still be denied full politicalrights, and an informal empire based on trade, cooperative foreign governments, and U.S. military bases rather than on territorial acquisitions. The Insular Cases and the Emergence of American Empire reveals how the United States handled its first major episode of globalization and how the Supreme Court, in these cases, crucially redirected the course of American history.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials

A Legal History

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700608591

Category: History

Page: 165

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Historian Peter Charles Hoffer reexamines a notorious episode in American history and presents many of its legal details in true perspective for the first time. Hoffer also shows how rights we take for granted today did not exist in colonial times, and he demonstrates how these cases relate to current instances of children accusing adults of abuse.

Plessy V. Ferguson

Race and Inequality in Jim Crow America

Author: Williamjames Hoffer

Publisher: Landmark Law Cases & American

ISBN: 9780700618460

Category: Law

Page: 219

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A concise readable summary and guide to Plessy v. Fergusson (1896), one of the Supreme Court's most famous and controversial decisions--one that offered legal cover for the practice of segregation for nearly six decades.

AHA Perspectives

Newsletter of the American Historical Association Including EIB Notices

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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