Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes
Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Pages: 1163
ISBN: 9781610695961
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Release: 2014-12-16
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Guns in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  2nd Edition  3 volumes
Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Pages: 1096
ISBN: 9780313386718
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Release: 2012-05-04
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

American Political Culture An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

American Political Culture  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes
Author: Mark J. Rozell,Ted G. Jelen
Pages: 1311
ISBN: 9781610693783
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. • Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs • Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future • Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society • Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority • Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture

Alcohol and Drugs in North America A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Alcohol and Drugs in North America  A Historical Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: David M. Fahey,Jon S. Miller
Pages: 919
ISBN: 9781598844795
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Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alcohol and drugs play a significant role in society, regardless of socioeconomic class. This encyclopedia looks at the history of all drugs in North America, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and even chocolate and caffeinated drinks.

Class in America An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Class in America  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes
Author: Robert E. Weir
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9780313068355
Available:
Release: 2007-06-30
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the United States, social class ranks with gender, race, and ethnicity in determining the values, activities, political behavior, and life chances of individuals. Most scholars agree on the importance of class, although they often disagree on what it is and how it impacts Americans. This A-Z encyclopedia, the first to focus on class in the United States, surveys the breadth of class strata throughout our history, for high school students to the general public. Class is illuminated in 525 essay entries on significant people, terms, theories, programs, institutions, eras, ethnic groups, places, and much more. This useful set is an authoritative, fascinating source for in-demand information on key aspects of our culture and society and helps researchers to narrow down a broad topic. Class is revealed from angles that often intersect: through history, with entries such as Founding Fathers, the Industrial Revolution, Westward Expansion; through economics, with entries such as Dot.com Bubble, Robber Barons, Chicago School of Economics, Lottery, Wage Slaves, Economic Equal Opportunity Act, Stock Market, Inheritance Taxes, Wal-Mart, Welfare; through social indicators such as Conspicuous Consumption, the Hamptons, WASP, Homelessness, Social Climbing; through politics with entries such as Anarchism, Braceros, Heritage Foundation, Communist Party, Kennedy Family; and through culture through entries such as Country Music, The Great Gatsby, Television, and Studs Terkel. Class is also approached from ethnic, sexual, religious, educational, and regional angles. Special features include an introduction, timeline, suggested reading per entry, cross-references, reader's guide to topics, and thorough index. Sample entries: Immigration, Education, Labor Movement, Pink-Collar Workers, AFL-CIO, Strikes, Great Depression, Jacob Riis, Literature, the Rockefellers, Slavery, Music, Academia, Family, Suburbia, McMansions, Taxation, Segregation, Racism, Ivy League, Robber Barons, Philanthropists, Socialites, Religion, Welfare, the American Dream, Dot.com Millionaires, Equal Opportunity, Founding Fathers, Wage Slaves, Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Economics, Appalachia, Horse Racing, Gender, Communist Party, Country Clubs, Religion, American Indians, Conspicuous Consumption, Studs Terkel, Film, Class-Consciousness, Work Ethic, Media, Television, Puritans, Homelessness, Status Symbols, Assimilation/Melting Pot, Art, Westward Expansion, Poverty, The Great Gatsby, Stock Market, Working Poor, Gated Communities, the Hamptons, Social Climbing, Crime, Lottery, Elitism, WASP, American Dream, Noam Chomsky, Fortune Magazine

Encyclopedia of African American History 3 volumes

Encyclopedia of African American History  3 volumes
Author: Leslie M Alexander,Walter C. Rucker Jr.
Pages: 1136
ISBN: 9781851097746
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Release: 2010-02-09
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

The Politics of Sin Drugs Alcohol and Public Policy

The Politics of Sin  Drugs  Alcohol and Public Policy
Author: Kenneth J. Meier
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781315287270
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Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work demonstrates the value of a multi-method approach to public policy analysis, arguing that descriptive historical studies, quantitative historical studies and cross-sectional quantitative studies are essentially compatible.

Asian Americans An Encyclopedia of Social Cultural Economic and Political History 3 volumes

Asian Americans  An Encyclopedia of Social  Cultural  Economic  and Political History  3 volumes
Author: Xiaojian Zhao,Edward J.W. Park Ph.D.
Pages: 1401
ISBN: 9781598842401
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Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on Asian Americans, comprising three volumes that address a broad range of topics on various Asian and Pacific Islander American groups from 1848 to the present day. • Presents information on Asian Americans and individual Asian ethnic groups that provides comprehensive overviews of the respective groups • Includes special topic entries that contain source information regarding major historical events • Comprises work from a truly outstanding list of contributors that include scholars, journalists, writers, community activists, graduate students, and other specialists • Expands the boundaries of Asian American studies through innovative entries that address transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and inter- and cross-disciplinarity

Movies in American History An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Movies in American History  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes
Author: Philip C. DiMare
Pages: 1232
ISBN: 9781598842975
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Release: 2011-06-17
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. • Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema • Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history • Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry

Dirty Deals An Encyclopedia of Lobbying Political Influence and Corruption 3 volumes

Dirty Deals  An Encyclopedia of Lobbying  Political Influence  and Corruption  3 volumes
Author: Amy Handlin
Pages: 1062
ISBN: 9781610692465
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Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An encyclopedia unlike any other, this work focuses on lobbying, corruption, and political influence in America to inspire readers to think critically about the U.S. government and to appreciate the opportunities of citizenship. • Provides balanced and fair information about three of the murkiest but most powerful forces in American politics and government: lobbying, political influence, and corruption • Covers a wide range of pertinent events, people, organizations, institutions, jurisprudence, and laws from the Credit Mobilier affair in the 19th century to the conviction of Jack Abramoff in the 21st century • Includes suggested readings with each entry for further exploration of specific subject as well as a unique compendium of original data and documents such as laws, legislation, and agency regulations • Supplies references for further reading and features extensive cross-referencing that directs researchers to other authoritative sources

Encyclopedia of Latino Culture

Encyclopedia of Latino Culture
Author: Charles Tatum
Pages: 1305
ISBN: 9781440800993
Available:
Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This three-volume encyclopedia describes and explains the variety and commonalities in Latina/o culture, providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Latina/o cultural forms—popular culture, folk culture, rites of passages, and many other forms of shared expression.

Presidents and Presidencies in American History A Social Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

Presidents and Presidencies in American History  A Social  Political  and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes
Author: Jolyon P. Girard
Pages: 1451
ISBN: 9781440865916
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This innovative encyclopedia explores the life and times of America's forty-five presidents—from the first administration to that of Donald Trump. • Enables readers to better understand each president's unique contributions to American history, providing significantly more detail than typical reference works on the U.S. presidency • Includes substantial historical overview essays as well as a penetrating critical analysis, in addition to detailed biographical essays, of each presidency • Offers a curated selection of primary documents, combining the educational power of primary and secondary sources to create a richer learning experience for readers

School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000054840010
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Release: 2003-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Criminal Justice in America The Encyclopedia of Crime Law Enforcement Courts and Corrections 2 volumes

Criminal Justice in America  The Encyclopedia of Crime  Law Enforcement  Courts  and Corrections  2 volumes
Author: Carla Lewandowski,Jeff Bumgarner
Pages: 782
ISBN: 9781440862632
Available:
Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authoritative set provides a comprehensive overview of issues and trends in crime, law enforcement, courts, and corrections that encompass the field of criminal justice studies in the United States. This work offers a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice, including types of crime; policing; courts and sentencing; landmark legal decisions; and local, state, and federal corrections systems—and the key topics and issues within each of these important areas. It provides a complete overview and understanding of the many terms, jobs, procedures, and issues surrounding this growing field of study. Another major focus of the work is to examine ethical questions related to policing and courts, trial procedures, law enforcement and corrections agencies and responsibilities, and the complexion of criminal justice in the United States in the 21st century. Finally, this title emphasizes coverage of such politically charged topics as drug trafficking and substance abuse, immigration, environmental protection, government surveillance and civil rights, deadly force, mass incarceration, police militarization, organized crime, gangs, wrongful convictions, racial disparities in sentencing, and privatization of the U.S. prison system. Approximately 300 authoritative entries on important topics pertaining to the discipline of criminal justice Illuminating timeline of events in the history of criminal justice in the United States Extensive general bibliography providing students with useful resources for further study

Mental Health and Mental Disorders An Encyclopedia of Conditions Treatments and Well Being 3 volumes

Mental Health and Mental Disorders  An Encyclopedia of Conditions  Treatments  and Well Being  3 volumes
Author: Len Sperry
Pages: 1310
ISBN: 9781440803833
Available:
Release: 2015-12-14
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

Music around the World A Global Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Music around the World  A Global Encyclopedia  3 volumes
Author: Andrew R. Martin,Matthew Mihalka Ph.D.
Pages: 1017
ISBN: 9781610694995
Available:
Release: 2020-09-30
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With entries on topics ranging from non-Western instruments to distinctive rhythms of music of various countries, this one-stop resource on global music also promotes cultural appreciation of other countries and cultural groups. A perfect resource for students and music enthusiasts alike, this expansive three-volume set provides readers with multidisciplinary perspectives on the music of countries and ethnic groups from around the globe. Students will find Music around the World: A Global Encyclopedia accessible and useful in their research, not only for music history and music appreciation classes but also for geography, social studies, language studies, and anthropology. Additionally, general readers will find the books appealing and an invaluable general reference on world music. The volumes cover all world regions, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific, promoting a geographic understanding and appreciation of global music. Entries are arranged alphabetically. A preface explains the scope of the set as well as how to use the encyclopedia, followed by a brief history of traditional music and important current influences of music in each particular world region. Presents information that is accessible for general readers but will also be useful to specialists and music scholars Examines music from a geographical and cultural viewpoint, allowing students to make cross-cultural comparisons Includes numerous sidebars and appendices that provide even more compelling information of interest to readers, such as information on top-selling artists and albums in various countries, biographies of well-known musicians, and other fascinating "fun facts" and statistics Supports the National Geography Standards and AP Human Geography topics by examining cultural patterns, experiences, and influences

Drug Use in America Treatment and rehabilitation

Drug Use in America  Treatment and rehabilitation
Author: United States. Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435028926277
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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International Encyclopedia of the Social Behavioral Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social   Behavioral Sciences
Author: James D. Wright
Pages: 24030
ISBN: 0080970869
Available:
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Elsevier Science Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Available in both print and online editions, it comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes. Provides authoritative, foundational, interdisciplinary knowledge across the wide range of behavioral and social sciences fields Discusses history, current trends and future directions Topics are cross-referenced with related topics and each article highlights further reading

The Anarchist Cookbook

The Anarchist Cookbook
Author: William Powell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781387589661
Available:
Release: 2018-03-11
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Pages: 986
ISBN: 1378080386
Available:
Release: 2018-02-19
Editor: Palala Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.