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    • Is education a(n) (implied) constitutional right?

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); Education
    • The Founders had a lot to say on the importance of education and book learning to the survival of the early republic. The Constitution, however -- a document just as important for what it doesn't say as what it says -- never mentions education or...
    • 2013-09-19
    • Constitutional and / or unconstitutional war: a panel discussion in memory of Sen. Robert C. Byrd

    • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Byrd, Robert C.; Constitutional law - United States; Iraq War, 2003-2011;
    • On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was approved by the Constitutional Convention and submitted to the people of the States for their deliberation and decision (through specially elected ratifying conventions). That other, earlier document of...
    • 2010-09-15
    • Screening the rural: the American countryside in silent film

    • Culture; Country life; Homesickness; Rural-urban relations; Silent films; United States - Social life and customs;
    • The rise of motion pictures during the 1910s and 1920s was a critical component of an emerging consumer culture in the United States that coincided with its broader transformation from a rural to an urban society. Because of this conjuncture,...
    • 2006-09-28
    • An informed citizenry access: the Constitution and government documents

    • Depository libraries; Electronic government information; Government publications; United States. National Archives and Records Administration; Madison, James, 1751-1836; Freedom of information
    • In 1822, James Madison asserted that "a popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be...
    • 2005-10-26
    • Federalism, constitutional structure and the securing of liberty

    • Federal government; Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (U.S.); United States. Constitution; Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859
    • Why did the framers reject the Anti-Federalists reliance on religion and civic virtue, instead of creating a government built very much, architectonically as it were, on structure as a way of perpetuating and protecting federalism? In this...
    • 2005-09-21
    • At Joyce's tomb: mourning, scholarship, and post-mortem copyright

    • Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Copyright; Intellectual property; Censorship; Fair use (Copyright); Public domain (Copyright law); Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850;
    • Literary scholars are familiar with the "Death of the Author," which Roland Barthes announced in 1968. But what happens when authors become undead and walk the earth in the surrogate body of the law? Taking the Estate of James Joyce as an...
    • 2005-04-13
    • Public lands - public debates: a century of controversy

    • Public lands; United States. National Park Service; United States. Forest Service.
    • The U. S. manages a vast system of national forests, grasslands, parks, and refuges, landscapes that contain some of the most beautiful and resource-rich terrain in the country. Since their establishment beginning in the late 19th-century, these...
    • 2012-10-31
    • Globalization, the end of apartheid, and environmental crisis in South Africa

    • South Africa; South Africa - Environmental conditions; Natural resources - South Africa; Globalization;
    • When we think of South Africa, we often think of the recent past, charged with the history of Apartheid. But South Africa is also one of the world's most important countries because of the natural resources it has provided to fuel the global...
    • 2010-02-03
    • Coercion, compliance and resistance in wartime Japan, 1942-45

    • World War, 1939-1945; Japanese - Correspondence; Japanese - Social conditions
    • If we look at the history of history, we can trace an evolution as it shifted, over a period of centuries, from the chronicles of wars and kings to look more realistically at other players and eventually toward all levels and members of society,...
    • 2009-10-07

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