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AB 540

AB 540   Reference library

Hinda Seif

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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986 words

AB 540 (Assembly Bill 540; California Education Code 68130.5) is a bill signed into law in California in 2001 that

Abortion Politics and Policy

Abortion Politics and Policy   Reference library

Daniel K. Williams

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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2,858 words

Abortion policy in the United States has been contentious for decades and continues to polarize the American electorate. The controversy

Abrams v. United States

Abrams v. United States   Reference library

Norman L. Rosenberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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343 words

This 1919 Supreme Court case from the World War I era involved Russian-born anarchists convicted under the 1918 Sedition Act

acculturation

acculturation   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Gangs

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Current Version:
2019
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Social sciences, Sociology, Law
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137 words
A social-psychological process of acquiring, modifying, and adapting from a parent culture to a host culture. This process occurs over time and includes adjusting to the customs, values, ... More
Acequia Institute

Acequia Institute   Reference library

Devon G. Peña

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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547 words

The Acequia Institute (TAI)—acequia means “ditch”: in Spanish and derives from the Arabic word for water conduit—was established in

Acequia Recognition Law

Acequia Recognition Law   Reference library

Gregory A. Hicks

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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764 words

The Colorado Acequia Recognition Law was adopted by the Colorado legislature in April 2009. It recognizes traditional Hispano methods

Acuña, Rodolfo

Acuña, Rodolfo (b. 1932)   Reference library

Deena J. González and Yvette J. Saavedra

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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2015
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Social sciences, Politics, Law
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1,247 words

Known by many as the father of Chicano/a studies, the historian Rodolfo Acuña is a prolific writer, political activist, and

Adams, John

Adams, John   Reference library

Stuart Leibiger

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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823 words

(1759–1826) served as a continental congressman, diplomat, vice president (1789–1797), and president

Adams, John Quincy

Adams, John Quincy   Reference library

Leonard L. Richards

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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557 words

(1767–1848), sixth president of the United States. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of John Adams and Abigail

Adkins v. Children’s Hospital

Adkins v. Children’s Hospital   Reference library

James W. Ely Jr.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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338 words

During the early twentieth century, Progressives sought to ameliorate the consequences of industrialization by enacting minimum wage laws. Conservatives and

Administrative State

Administrative State   Reference library

Williamjames Hull Hoffer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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The term “administrative state” entered the political science literature in Dwight Waldo’s influential book of the same name in 1948

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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3,021 words

The man who would become one of the twentieth century's most important opponents of the concept of human rights was

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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3,897 words

In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights activist and proponent of nonviolence, became both the second Argentinean and Latin

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising and Marketing   Reference library

Isabel Molina-Guzmán

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
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1,005 words

Since the 1980s Hispanic marketing and advertising agencies have been working to produce a “unified Latino audience” to sell to

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action   Reference library

Tanya Katerí HernÁndez

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
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2,342 words

Historically, affirmative action has been understood as a system designed to remedy past discrimination and eliminate current and future discrimination.

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action   Reference library

Anders Walker, Matthew Dallek, and Paul S. Boyer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
1,355 words

This entry contains two subentries: Legal Aspects; and Politics of Affirmative Action.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
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7,721 words

Since 1979 Afghanistan has been the scene of conflict involving foreign occupation and interference, resulting in more than a million

African American Mayors since 1960

African American Mayors since 1960   Reference library

Roger Biles

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
1,155 words

In 1967 the mayoral victories of two African Americans, Carl Stokes in Cleveland, Ohio, and Richard Hatcher in

African Americans in Politics

African Americans in Politics   Reference library

Cary D. Wintz

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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2,437 words

The election of Barack Obama as president of the United States in 2008 was the culmination of an African American

African Union

African Union   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
9,913 words

[This entry contains two subentries, Banjul Charter and Commission and Court on Human Rights.]

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