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The African American Psyche, 1865–Present: An Overview  

Claude Steele and Jennifer Richeson

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
There are multiple possible views of the Black American psyche. But in the science that focuses on the psyche, the science of psychology, there has really been only variants of one view: ... More

An American Conundrum: Race, Sociology, And The African American Road To Citizenship  

Lawrence D. Bobo

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
The question of race lies at the heart of one of the great debates of American ideas and scholarly discourse. At one end of this debate we can find those who argue for the American Liberal ... More

The Amorphous Relationship between Congress and the Courts  

Michael A. Bailey, Forrest Maltzman, and Charles R. Shipan

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Mar 2011
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May 2011
The relationship between Congress and the judiciary is a complex one that is poorly defined or understood. This ambiguity in the relationship is the result of the failure of the ... More

Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Judicial Review  

Jerry L. Mashaw

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
This article describes how the limitations on managerial and political control of administration yield an almost necessary demand for legal control through judicial review. Judicial review ... More

The Carceral State and American Political Development  

Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2014
Since mid-century, the capacity of the United States to punish and surveil its citizenry has undergone tremendous expansion. Yet this phenomenal transformation and its repercussions for ... More

Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America  

Steven K. Green

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
The nineteenth century is tagged as the “forgotten century” for traditional reviews of American church–state relations. Most of the case books and historical studies of the church and ... More

Congress and National Security  

Nina M. Serafino and Eleni G. Ekmektsioglou

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Jul 2018
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Jan 2018
Congress may not be seen as a major player in U.S. national security, but it is congressional action that sets the foundation on which national security policy is constructed. ... More

Constitutional Language and Judicial Interpretations of the Free Exercise Clause  

Bette Novit Evans

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
While the opening words of the U.S. Bill of Rights symbolize national commitment to religious liberty by stating that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, ... More

Constitutional Law and American Politics  

Mark A. Graber

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2009
Public law scholars whose scholarship focuses primarily on the public conflicts between constitutional authorities fail to appreciate how constitutional law influences politics and ... More

The Economy and the Black Citizen, 1900 to World War II  

Gerald Jaynes

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Three major economic events structured African Americans' economic status during the first half of the twentieth century: the economic boom of the 1914–1918 World War I era initiated the ... More

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