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General Legal

Law Collection

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Legal Reference Collection

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Black’s Law Dictionary

Black's Law Dictionary book cover

Black, Henry Campbell; Garner, Bryan A., ed.
West 1990 Dewey Dec. DDC: 340

Contains more than 45,000 terms, including archaic terms and references to statutes and cases.

Law 101: Everything You Need to Know about the American Legal System

Law 101 Book Cover

Feinman, Jay M.
Oxford Univ. 2006 Dewey Dec. DDC: 340

“Covers the main subjects taught in the first year of law school. Readers are introduced to every aspect of the legal system, from constitutional law and the litigation process to tort law, contract law, property law, and criminal law.” -Publisher

Selected Articles from a Century Ago on Political & Social Issues

National Survey of State Laws

National Survey of State Laws Book Cover

Leiter, Richard A., ed.
Gale Research 1993 Dewey Dec. DDC: 349

Summarizes state laws on 50 subjects, divided into general legal categories: business and consumer, criminal, education, employment, family, general civil, real estate, and tax.

Law 101: Fundamentals of the Law, New York and Federal Law

Martella, Michael H.
Open SUNY 2018       

“An attempt to provide basic legal concepts of the law to undergraduates in easily understood plain English. Each chapter covers a different area of the law. Areas of law were selected based on what legal matters undergraduates may typically encounter in their daily lives. The textbook is introductory by nature and not meant as a legal treatise.” -Open Textbook Library Website

 

Legal History

U.S. Legal History Collection

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How Free Can the Press Be?

How Free Can the Press Be Book Cover

Bezanson, Randall P.
Univ. of Illinois 2003 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

The author “ponders the contradictions of a free press in this study of nine historical court cases involving free speech. He critically explores the thorny issues surrounding freedom of the press and the press’s use of First Amendment protections. Drawing on selected Supreme Court and lower court cases to illustrate his argument, Bezanson articulates important legal questions pertaining to First Amendment rights.” -Libr J.

Selected Articles on Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic

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Beman, Lamar T., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1917 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org.

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

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Boyle, Kevin
Holt 2004 Dewey Dec. DDC: 345

“Boyle has brilliantly rescued from obscurity a facinating chapter in American history that had profound implications for the rise of the Civil Rights movement.” -Pub Wkly

Justice: Crimes, Trials, and Punishments

Justice crimes trials and punishment Book Cover

Dunne, Dominick
Crown 2001 Dewey Dec. DDC: 345

“Fascinating stuff, though less than complimentary about the American system of justice.” -Booklist

Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice

Indefensible Book Cover

Feige, David
Little, Brown 2006 Dewey Dec. DDC: 345

The author “takes us through a typically harrowing day as a public defender, dealing with arbitrary judges and clients who are often victims of the judicial system … Feige skillfully shares his wisdom and his humanity and sheds light on a justice system that too often works irrationally.” -Pub Wkly

American Law in the Twentieth Century

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Friedman, Lawrence M.
Yale Univ. 2002 Dewey Dec. DDC: 349

“Examines the American legal system as an integral part of the larger society, both reflecting and causing changes therein…. The author makes his book accessible to readers who are not legal scholars.” -Booklist.

Women’s Rights on Trial

Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth
Gale 1997 Dewey Dec. 346

Describes legal cases relating to women’s rights from colonial times to the present. Each entry lists major facts of the trial and includes an essay discussing the case’s historical significance and legal issues.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Legal History

The Salem Witchcraft Trials Book Cover

Hoffer, Peter C.
Univ. of Kansas 1997 Dewey Dec. DDC: 345

“Hoffer discusses the legal nature of the charges of witchcraft, the evidenti9al and procedural characteristics of the trials of the accused, and the roles and attitudes of the ministers and magistrates who controlled the proceedings.” -Choice

Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History

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Hull, N.E.H.
Univ. of Kansas 2001 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

“Highlights the abortion issue’s historical background; highlights Roe v. Wade’s core issues, essential personalities, and key precedents; tracks the case’s path through the courts; clarifies the jurisprudence behind the court’s ruling in Roe; and gauges its impact on American society and subsequent challenges to it in Webster v. Reproductive Services (1989) and Casey v. Planned Parenthood (1992).” -Publisher

The Smoking Gun: Day by Day through a Shocking Murder Trial with Gerry Spence: a True Story

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Spence, Gerry
Scribner 2003 Dewey Dec. DDC: 345

“This disquieting book shows that the facts don’t speak for themselves, innocence is rarely presumed and justice is far from a first priority in America’s courtrooms. Spence is a gifted storyteller and his rhetorical skills are mesmerizing.” -Pub Wkly

Clarence Darrow for the Defense: a biography

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Stone, Irving
New American Library 1971 Dewey Dec. DDC: 340

“A magnificent saga of the giant whose towering greatness broke through every convention.” – book cover

Equal: Women Reshape American Law

Equal: Women Reshape American Law Book Cover

Strebeigh, Fred
Norton 2009 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

This book generates a genuine appreciation for the legal entrepreneurs who fought long and hard to make possible the careers of many a professional woman.” -Wilson Quarterly

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind

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Watson, Bruce
Viking 2007 Dewey Dec. DDC: 345

“A well-researched page-turner. Highly recommended.” -Libr J.

Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial that Led to the End of Human Slavery

Though the Heavens May Fall Book Cover

Wise, Steven M.
Da Capo 2005 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

The author “has an eye for evocative detail and an interest in the trappings and procedures of an 18th-century courtroom that do as much to engage the reader as the drama of the trials themselves.” NY Times Book Rev.

 

Personal & Consumer Law

Personal Law Collection

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Consumer Law Collection

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The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Small Business

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American Bar Association
Three Rivers 2000 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

A handbook encompassing information on every aspect of the law for small-business owners discusses such topics as franchising, partnerships, tax regulations, safety regulations, federal laws, and local zoning laws.

Family Legal Guide

Family Legal Guide Book Cover

American Bar Association
Times 1994 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Contents: — When and how to use a lawyer (p.1) — How the legal system works (p.23) — Family law (p.51) — Buying and selling a home (p.97) — Home ownership (p.145) — Renting residential property (p.211) — Consumer credit (p.239) — Consumer bankruptcy (p.277) — Contracts and consumer law (p.291) — Automobiles (p.339) — Law and the workplace (p.392) — Forming and operating a small business (p.467) — Personal injury (p.511) — Criminal justice (p.539) — The rights of older Americans (p.571) — Estate planning (p.651) — Glossary (p.687)

How to Get a Green Card

How to Get a Green Card

Bray, Ilona M.
Nolo 2012 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

This guide covers different ways to get a green card, alternatives to a green card, fiancé and fiancée visas, visa lotteries, applying for refugee status and political asylum, and immigration applications.

U.S. Immigration Made Easy

U.S. Immigration Made Easy Book Cover

Bray, Ilona M.
Nolo 2070 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

This guide “discusses immigration paperwork, green cards, and other types of temporary visas and when to involve a lawyer.” -Libr J.

Copyright for Teachers and Librarians

Copyright for Teachers and Librarians Book Cover

Butler, Rebecca P.
Neal-Schuman 2004 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Library educator Rebecca Butler explains fair use, public domain, documentation and licenses, permissions, violations and penalties, policies and ethics codes, citations, creation and ownership, how to register copyrights and gives tips for staying out of trouble.” -Publisher

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

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Curry, Hayden et al.
Nolo 1999 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce

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Doskow, Emily
Nolo 2008 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Contents: Getting oriented — First steps after you decide to divorce — When you can agree : uncontested divorce — Working it out : divorce mediation — When you can’t agree : contested divorce and trial — Custody decisions and parenting — Custody disputes — Child support — Yours, mine, and ours : basics of marital property — Yours, mine, and Uncle Sam’s : dividing property — Spousal support and health insurance — Military divorce : special issues — Getting it in writing : preparing your marital settlement agreement — Critical care : when things really go wrong — After the divorce — Getting help, finding information, and looking stuff up

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep Your Property & Repay Debts Over Time

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Elias, Stephen
Nolo 2012 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Answers questions about bankruptcy that range from how to face the reality of being in debt and possible alternatives to filing procedures and strategies for rebuilding credit after the process is complete.

The Foreclosure Survival Guide: Keep Your House or Walk Away with Money in Your Pocket

The Foreclosure Survival Guide Book Cover

Elias, Stephen
Nolo 2011 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

“Explains how foreclosure works, what options there may be for keeping a home when in default, and what to do when that is not possible. He includes instruction on negotiating a workout with a lender as well as chapters on how to use bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure … Straightforward and timely.” -Libr J.

The Public Domain: How to Find & Use Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More

The Public Domain Book Cover

Fishman, Stephen
Nolo 2012 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

“Offers information about finding copyright-free writings, music, art, photography, software, maps, databases, videos, and more” – Publisher.

Working for Yourself

Working for Yourself Book Cover

Fishman, Stephen
Nolo 2008 Dewey Dec. DDC: 343

“There’s a good chance having a side business will mean being an independent contractor, a freelancer, or a consultant. This thorough and well-organized volume will guide individuals through the legal and tax issues that come with the territory.” -Libr J

Every Employee’s Guide to the Law

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Joel, Lewin G.
Pantheon 2001 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

The author offers legal advice on such subjects as employee interviews, wages, hours, health and safety, sexual harassment, privacy, discrimination, and benefits.

Know your Legal Rights: protect yourself from common legal problems that can really cost you

Know Your Legal Rights Book Cover

Kiplinger Washington Editors
Dearborn Trade 2005 Dewey Dec. DDC: 340

Living with the law — Your lawyer — The law and your finances — Your car — Buying and selling a home — Your home and the law — Your workplace rights and retirement — Your medical rights — Marriage and other personal partnerships — Ending a marriage — Parenthood

Your Rights as a Consumer: legal tips for savvy purchases of goods, services, and credit

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Lieberman, Marc R.
Chelsea House 1997 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions

Social Security Medicare and Government Pensions Book Cover

Matthews, Joseph L, and Matthews Berman, Dorothy
Nolo 2008 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

This guide discusses such topics as how to claim social security benefits, social security disability, civil service and veterans benefits, and Medicare procedures.

The Small Business Start-up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

The Small Business Start-up Kit Book Cover

Pakroo, Peri
Nolo 2010 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

“In addition to covering essential legal basics, advises on pciking a business name and the best location, drafting and using contracts, managing business finances using technology, choosing the right business structure, and reaching customers using social media.” -Libr J.

The Women’s Small Business Start-up Kit: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide

The Women's Small Business Start-up Kit Book Cover

Pakroo, Peri
Nolo 2012 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

 

Every Tenant’s Legal Guide

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Portman, Janet et al.
Nolo 2001 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

 

Patent it Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

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Pressman, David
Nolo 2009 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

This guide for the amateur inventor covers patent searching, filing and infringement.

Your Rights in the Workplace

Your Rights in the Workplace Book Cover

Repa, Barbara K.
Nolo 2007 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

Your rights in the workplace — Wages and hours — Health insurance — Family and medical leave — Privacy rights — Health and safety — Illegal discrimination — Sexual harassment — Losing or leaving a job — After a job loss — Unemployment — Workers’ compensation — Social security disability insurance — Retirement plans — Labor unions — Immigration issues — Lawyers and legal research

LAW Labor & Employment – LAW Practical Guides – Labor laws and legislation

Selected Biographical Articles

Handbook of Everyday Law

Handbook of Everyday Law Book Cover

Ross, Martin J. and Ross, Jeffrey S.
Ballantine 1982 Dewey Dec. DDC: 340

Practical guidance on aspects of law that touch your daily life – taxes, real estate, consumer protection, women’s rights, contracts, wills, social security, trusts and Medicare, etc.

Seniors’ Rights: your legal guide to living life to the fullest

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Sember, Brette M.
Sphinx 2004 Dewey Dec. DDC: 340

Finances — Health insurance — Health care — Lifestyle — Housing — Safety — Family issues — Planning for the future — Loss of a spouse — Discrimination and disabilities — Veterans’ rights — Legal assistance

The Employer’s Legal Handbook: Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

The Employer's Legal Handbook Book Cover

Steingold, Fred
Nolo 2011 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

This guide discusses “how to comply with the most recent workplace laws and regulations, run a safe and fair workplace and avoid lawsuits.” -Publisher

Leases & Rental Agreements

Leases and Rental Agreements Book Cover

Stewart, Marcia et al.
Nolo 2007 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Contents: Being a successful landlord — Preparing a lease or rental agreement — Choosing tenants: your most important decision — Getting the tenant moved in — Changing or ending a tenancy — State landlord-tenant law charts.

Your Rights in the Workplace: an employee’s guide to legal protection

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Strohm, Richard L.
Chelsea House 1997 Dewey Dec. DDC: 344

 

Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

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Stim, Richard
Nolo 2012 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Explains concepts, issues, and terms concerning intellectual property, discusses trade secrets, copyright, patent, and trademark law, and provides sample forms.

The Craft Artist’s Legal Guide: Protect Your Work, Save on Taxes, Maximize Profits

The Craft Artist's Legal Guide Book Cover

Stim, Richard
Nolo 2010 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

Contents: Pricing and selling — Your studio — Going online — Hiring workers and sales reps — Business forms & legal liability — Protecting appearances : copyright, design patents, and trade dress — Names and trademarks — Licensing — Taxes — Lawyers, contracts, and lawsuits

Divorce and Money: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions during Divorce

Divorce and Money Book Cover

Woodhouse, Violet
Nolo 2000 Dewey Dec. DDC: 346

A guide to financial problems that arise as a result of divorce proceedings.

 

U.S. Constitution

U.S. Constitution Collection

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Constitutional History Collection

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The Debate on the Constitution: Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters during the Struggle over Ratification (2 vols)

– Volume 2

The Debate on the Constitution Book Cover

Bailyn, Bernard, ed.
Library of America 1993 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

In addition to the documents themselves, these volumes contain “brief biographical notes on the various speakers and writers, a chronology of key events in American independence and the establishment of the new governmental system, notes on contemporary state constitutions, and notes explicating the text of the reprinted documents.” -Christ Sci Monit.

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution

A Brilliant Solution Book Cover

Berkin, Carol
Harcourt 2003 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

This history of the 1787 Constitutional Convention “emphasizes the importance of the delegates’ anxieties, showing how they insinuated themselves into some of the compromises, such as the equality of the states in the Senate. Shrewd at integrating biographical detail on the delegates into their debates, Berkin fares well in comparison with previous historians on the topic.” -Booklist

Active Liberty: Interpreting our Democratic Constitution

Active Liberty Book Cover

Breyer, Stephen G.
Vintage 2006 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

The Supreme Court Justice presents his view on the Constitution of the United States.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors: the Impeachment Process

Fernandez, Justin and Sarat, Austin
Chelsea House 2001 Dewey Dec. 342

Looks at the Clinton impeachment in “a historical context that includes the Founding Fathers’ discussions about impeachment and a lengthy overview of the British origins for the term “high crimes and misdemeanors.” – Booklist

The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation

The United States Constitution Book Cover

Hennessey, Jonathan
Hill and Wang 2009 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

“The author and illustrator go through the entire U.S. Constitution, article by article, amendment by amendment, explaining their meaning and implications – in comics format. Avoiding the didactic, the book succeeds in being both consistently entertaining and illuminating.” -Publ Wkly

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

United States Supreme Court Decisions Book Cover

Hall, Kermit
Oxford Univ. 1999 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

The editors “assemble the scholarship of 161 field specialists, who summarized the Supreme Court’s 440 most significant cases. The book closes with a glossary, an appendix containing the complete Constitution, a chronology of justices since 1789 and a list of presidential appointments.” -Libr J.

The Federalist: The Famous Papers on the Principles of American Government

The Federalist Book Cover

Hamilton, Alexander, Madison, James and Jay, John
NY: Scribner’s Sons 1909 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

 

Liberty’s Blueprint: How Madison and Hamilton Wrote the Federalist papers, Defined the Constitution, and Made Democracy Safe for the World

Liberty's Blueprint Book Cover

Meyerson, Michael
Basic 2008 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

This fine book is the fullest and most insightful account we have of the collaboration between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.” -J Am Hist.

The Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation

The Constitution of the United States Book Cover

United States
Barnes & Noble 2002 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

“Included in this volume are the complete texts of the Constitution of the United States of America and its amendments; the Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation. The book also includes an insightful introduction by R.B. Bernstein, a chronology of important dates, and an index to the Constitution.” -Publisher.

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-1995

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments Book Cover

Vile, John R.
ABC-CLIO 1996 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

The author “discusses the Constitution, its 27 ratified amendments, and the approximately 11,700 amendments proposed within the titular time frame to present ‘a unique window into American history and politics’. The alphabetical format and detailed index make information access a breeze.” -Libr J.


U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Collection

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “U.S. Supreme Court”. Be patient as the page loads.

The Will of the People: How Public Opinion has Influenced the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution

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Friedman, Barry
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009 Dewey Dec. DDC: 347

“A thought-provoking and authoritative history of the Supreme Court’s relationship to popular opinion. Friedman’s contribution to the discussion is the breadth and detail of his historical canvas, and it’s a significant one.” -NY Times Book Rev.

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

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Hall, Kermit, ed.
Oxford Univ. 1992 Dewey Dec. DDC: 347

This encyclopedia includes over 1,200 articles “on all aspects of the court’s history, justices, operations, and cases. Over 300 experts contributed the entries, which vary in length.” -Choice

The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

The Oxford Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Book Cover

Hall, Kermit, ed.
Oxford Univ. 1999 Dewey Dec. DDC: 347

“Offers an outstanding collection of essays examining more than 400 of the landmark decisions of the Supreme Court. Balanced and insightful, the work serves as an excellent introduction to the work of the Court from the late eighteenth century to the present.” -Prof. James Ely Jr., Vanderbilt U.

Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary

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Hall, Timothy L.
Facts on File 2001 Dewey Dec. DDC: 347

“Offers sketches of the lives of members of the Court through the Clinton presidency … Of greatest interest is the excellent bibliography, grouped by general works, then by justice in alphabetical order.” -Choice.

Narrowing the Nation’s power: The Supreme Court Sides with the States

Narrowing the Nation's Power Book Cover

Noonan, John T. Jr.
Univ. of California 2002 Dewey Dec. DDC: 342

“In this highly recommended work, the author convincingly sounds the alarm.” – Libr J.

Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics

Storm Center The Supreme Court in American Politics Book Cover

O’Brien, David M.
Norton 2000 Dewey Dec. DDC: 347

“The author discusses the day-to-day workings of the Court justices and their law clerks, how cases are accepted for hearing, what negotiations and compromises go on, how case opinions get written – and what happens to American society when two conservative presidents, Reagan and Bush, appoint the majority of justices.” -Publisher

Roe v. Wade and the Fight over Life and Liberty

Tompkins, Nancy
Franklin Watts 1996 Dewey Dec. 344

Examines the individuals and the issues involved in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which legalized abortion.


International Law & International Organizations

International Law Collection

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International Organizations Collection

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An Insider’s Guide to the UN

An Insider's Guide to the U.N. Book Cover

Fasulo, Linda M.
Yale Univ. 2003 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

This “guide to the United Nations surveys the world body’s programs and activities, and covers key issues including human rights, climate change, counterterrorism, nuclear proliferation, peacekeeping, and UN reform. It also offers guidelines for setting up a Model UN.” -Publisher

The United Nations in the 21st Century

The United Nations in the 21st Century Book Cover

Mingst, Karen A. and Karns, Margaret P.
Westview 2007 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

An introduction to the United Nations that explores the role the institution will play in the major issues that are shaping the twenty-first century and its political arena, and examines the challenges and dilemmas the UN is facing.

Selected Articles on U.S. History until 1800

Selected Articles on World Peace; including International Arbitration and Disarmament

Selected Articles on World Peace Book Cover

Reely, Mary Katharine, comp.
H. W. Wilson 1914 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341.7

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org.

United Nations, Divided World: The UN’s Roles in International Relations

United Nations, Divided World Book Cover

Roberts, Adam and Kingsbury, Benedict
Oxford Univ. 1993 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

Collection of essays by academics and senior UN officials in an examination of how the UN has developed since 1945. The essays examine the UN’s various roles in addressing longstanding and difficult problems in the relations of states in such fields as international security, human rights, international law, and economic development.

International Instruments of the United Nations

International Instruments of the United Nations Book Cover

Sarnoff, Irving, comp.
United Nations 1997 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

A compilation of agreements, charters, conventions, declarations, principles, proclamations, protocols, treaties, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1945-1995.

Everyone’s United Nations

Everyone's United Nations Book Cover

United Nations. Dept of Public Information
1986 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

Covers all 40 years of the Organization’s existence, focusing on the period 1978 to 1985.

The Law of Nations, or, Principles of the Law of Nature

Applied to the conduct and affairs of nations and sovereigns

The Law of Nations Book Cover

Vattel, Emer de
Philadelphia: Johnson 1853 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

 

Chapters on the Principles of International Law

Chapters on the Principles of International Law Book Cover

Westlake, John
Cambridge: Cambridge University 1894 Dewey Dec. DDC: 341

 

 

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