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Asian Americans

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work — United States History.

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]

The term Asian Americans encompasses the...

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Civil Liberties and War

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

From the outset of the new American government under the Articles of Confederation, the need for striking a delicate balance between authority and liberty was essential. Fear of powerful...

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Earl Warren

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(b. Los Angeles, 19 Mar. 1891; d. Washington, DC, 9 July 1974)

US; Governor of California 1942–53, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 1953–69 Educated at the University of...

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Ethnicity and War

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Throughout American history, war has often had a strong Americanizing influence on ethnic groups, increasing each group's acceptability and promoting assimilation and acculturation. Support...

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Fellowship of Reconciliation

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(FOR), a religious‐pacifist organization, was founded in England (1914). An American branch was established in November 1915 in Garden City, Long Island, by men and women who belonged to...

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Harlan Fiske Stone

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(born Chesterfield, N.H., 11 October 1872; died Washington, D.C., 22 April 1946). He was a legal educator, lawyer, associate justice (1925–41), and chief justice (1941–46) of the U.S....

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Hugo Lafayette Black

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(1886–1971).

Black rose from a locally respectable family in the isolated hill community of Clay County, Alabama, to be among the most significant justices ever to sit on the U.S....

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Internment of Enemy Aliens

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Inevitably in time of war, American expectations of due process and protection of civil liberties have been reshaped into a peculiar synthesis of principle and expediency. Too frequently,...

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John J. McCloy

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1895–1989), advocate of national security in the Cold War era.

Born in Philadelphia, McCloy was educated at Amherst College and Harvard Law School. After attending the Plattsburgh...

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martial law

Overview page. Subjects: Law — History.

A state of military control of the general population. Authority may be granted to a state's military forces during war or other emergency situations, or seized, unconstitutionally, in a...

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