Water Rights and the Environment in the United States A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: John R. Burch Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838038
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This sweeping study traces the development of water policy in the United States from the 19th century to the present day, exploring the role of legislation in appropriating access to water to the American people. • Addresses recent events including the handling of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf • Consolidates difficult-to-locate documents on United States water policy • Covers topics as diverse as water doctrine, water rights, pollution control, wildlife conservation, invasive species regulation, and environmental damage mitigation • Describes the impact of climate change on water supply and safety • Focuses solely on the water issues affecting the United States

Poverty in the United States A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: John R. Burch Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440858500
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This collection of documents contextualizes the ways in which Americans have addressed the evolving challenges of poverty throughout U.S. history. Each document is accompanied by an analysis that both summarizes its content and considers its impact. • Analyzes primary documents to provide useful context in such areas as labor law, health care, housing, and family assistance • Emphasizes state and local responses to poverty from the Founding Fathers through the early 20th century • Devotes a chapter to Native Americans and the Indian removal policies and reservation system • Features legislation, reports, court cases, and speeches • Includes sidebars that highlight individuals or events related to the relevant time period, a guide to related documents, a chronology, and a bibliography

Afghanistan War A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Ryan Wadle
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440857474
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Providing an invaluable introductory resource for students investigating the war in Afghanistan, this book highlights the evolution of the conflict through the documents that helped to shape it. • Reflects the subject expertise of its editor, a former member of the US Army's Combat Studies Institute's Afghanistan Study Team • Collects documents from many of the major participants that cover the political, social, economic, and military evolution of the conflict • Discusses political, social, and military factors to explain why conflict has persisted in Afghanistan for nearly four decades • Highlights both the continuity and change in policies in Afghanistan over the past 40 years • Includes translations of some Taliban documents to give an even broader perspective of the war

Modern Slavery A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Laura J. Lederer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844992
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a sobering look at modern-day slavery—which includes sex trafficking, domestic servitude, and other forms of forced labor—and documents the development of the modern-day anti-slavery movement, from early survivor voices to grassroots activism, to the passage of U.S. and international anti-slavery laws. • Presents an accurate and comprehensive account of the size and scope of modern slavery in the United States and around the world • Uses primary source materials to illuminate efforts by human rights organizations, lawmakers, and slavery survivors to combat human trafficking and rescue millions of men, women, and children from lives of backbreaking labor, forced prostitution, and other forms of enslavement • Illustrates how early survivor voices catalyzed the new abolitionist movement—that the brave actions of a few have benefited thousands of victims of human trafficking

Arab Israeli Conflict A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Priscilla Roberts
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843910
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Covering the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present, this valuable resource traces the evolution of this ongoing, seemingly unresolvable dispute through a wide array of primary source documents. • Allows a wide audience of readers—from high school and college students to general readers—to understand the complex roots of the conflicting claims to the territory of Palestine • Places the Arab-Israeli conflict in the broader international context of World Wars I and II and the Cold War, providing readers with an appreciation of why so many outside powers have taken an interest in the battle over this territory • Relates the conflict over the territory of Palestine to both the region's imperial and colonial past and the history of 20th-century global decolonization and nationalism • Includes some 90 primary source documents, including major official statements by all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, including Zionists, Israel, the Arab League, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Hamas, and Hezbollah as well as Great Britain, France, the League of Nations, the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Quartet • Covers key topics—such as the creation of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent wars of 1956, 1967, and 1973; the impact of Israel's territorial acquisitions in 1967; the international peace negotiations of subsequent years that slowly brought peace settlements between Israel and some Arab states; and the establishment of Palestinian rule in the West Bank and Gaza—in detail

Animal Rights and Welfare A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Lawrence W. Baker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699432
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through the use of primary source documents, readers can learn about key opinions and legislation in the important field of animal rights and welfare—a current and highly relevant topic. • Provides extensive coverage of a variety of topics, ranging from historic events and information to the latest developments in the field of animal rights and welfare • Presents an impartial, balanced representation of various political/moral perspectives on the issues in animals rights and welfare • Offers primary source material—such as the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1959—that enables readers to review the exact text of important legislation • Gives readers the resources to draw their own informed conclusions by providing opposing perspectives on often-polarizing animal rights and welfare issues, such as the morality of using animals for industrial and medical research, restoring wolves to former hunting grounds, and keeping highly intelligent dolphins and Orcas in captivity • Includes supplemental material that provides additional context

Vaccination and Its Critics A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Lisa Rosner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841845
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This authoritative and unbiased narrative—supported by 50 primary source documents—follows the history of vaccination, highlighting essential medical achievements and ongoing controversies. • Provides readers with accurate, unbiased accounts of medical breakthroughs and critics • Examines vaccination controversies in a historical and global perspective • Traces compelling parallels between past anti-vaccination movements and those of the present day • Features essential primary documents that highlight historic turning points in vaccine research and implementation • Includes the most up-to-date scientific research on vaccines

The Environmental Documentary

Author: John A. Duvall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441197281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Environmental Documentary provides the first extensive coverage of the most important environmental films of the decade, including their approach to their topics and their impacts on public opinion and political debate. While documentaries with themes of environmental activism date back at least to Pare Lorenz's films of the 1930's, no previous decade has produced the number and quality of films that engage environmental issues from an activist viewpoint. The convergence of high profile issues like climate change, fossil fuel depletion, animal abuse, and corporate malfeasance has combined with the miniaturization of high quality recording equipment and the expansion of documentary programming, to produce an unprecedented number of important and influential documentary productions. The text examines the processes of production and distribution that have produced this explosion in documentaries. The films range from a high-profile Hollywood production with theatrical distribution like An Inconvenient Truth, to shorter independently produced films like The End of Suburbia that have reached a small audience of activists through video distribution, interviews with many of the filmmakers, and word of mouth.