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The African American Psyche, 1865–Present: An Overview

Claude Steele and Jennifer Richeson.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 2556 words.

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:...

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

Lawrence D. Bobo.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 21427 words.

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...

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The Amorphous Relationship between Congress and the Courts

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

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 11798 words.

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...

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Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Judicial Review

Jerry L. Mashaw.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 9670 words.

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...

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The Carceral State and American Political Development

Amy E. Lerman and Vesla M. Weaver.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 9036 words.

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...

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Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Steven K. Green.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 11241 words.

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 state...

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Constitutional Language and Judicial Interpretations of the Free Exercise Clause

Bette Novit Evans.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 20290 words.

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, or...

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Constitutional Law and American Politics

Mark A. Graber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 8912 words.

Public law scholars whose scholarship focuses primarily on the public conflicts between constitutional authorities fail to appreciate how constitutional law influences politics and judicial...

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

Gerald Jaynes.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 11083 words.

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...

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Eighteenth-Century Religious Liberty: The Founding Generation’s Protestant-Derived Understanding

Barry Alan Shain.

in The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Politics and Law. 16932 words.

This article discusses the liberty accorded to religion. In the eighteenth century, religious liberty, like any other understanding of liberty, enjoyed multiple, contested, and evolving...

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