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Political Science: American National Government

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American Government books and DVDs
Library Resources for Political Science:
American National Government


This is a guide to selected library resources dealing with various introductory topics in American Government. The guide is organized by the material type: books, electronic books, reference books and electronic reference materials. For research in the scholarly Political Science literature (journal articles)  refer to the "subject list of databases" on the library Website.

The New Class Society:  Goodbye American Dream?
By Wysong, E., Perrucci, R., and Wright, D.
Book Stacks (3rd floor) HN90.S6 P47 2014

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the 
American Dream

By Mettler, S.
Book Stacks (2nd floor) LC173 .M48 2014

The Roberts Court:  the Struggle for the Constitution 
By Coyle, M.
Best Sellers (1st floor, Atrium) KF8742 .C69 2013

The Hybrid Media System:  Politics and Power
By Chadwick, A.
Book Stacks (2nd floor) JA85 .C435 2013

And the Crooked Places Made Straight:  the Struggle for Social Change in the 
1960s

By Chalmers, D.
Book Stacks (3rd floor) E841 .C46 2013 (Status:  At Bindery)

Special Issue:  Who Belongs?  Immigration, Citizenship, and the Constitution of 
Legality

Sarat, A., ed.
Book Stacks (2nd floor) K18 .E8371x  v.60


On Media:  Making Sense of Politics
By Graber, D.
Book Stacks (1st floor) PN4888 .P6 G63 2012

Fighting to Serve:  Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t 
Tell”

By Nicholson, A.
Book Stacks (1st floor) UA418 .G38 N53 2012

This Changes Everything:  Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement
By van Gelder, S.
Book Stacks (3rd floor) HC110 .I5 T475 2011

American Labor Struggles and Law Histories
Casebeer, K.M., ed.
Book Stacks (2nd floor) KF3319 .A46 2011

American Lion:  Andrew Jackson in the White House
By Jon Meacham
Book Stacks (3rd floor) E382 .M43 2008

Boiling Mad:  Inside Tea Party America
By Zemike, K.
Book Stacks (2nd floor) JK2391 .T43 Z47 2010

Sexual Injustice:  Supreme Court Decisions from Griswold to Roe
By Stein, M.
KF4550 .S74 2010

DVDs
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
New Media Display (4th floor) PN1997 .B8873x  .DVD
E-Books
This Changes Everything:  Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement
By van Gelder, S.
MyMediaMall (log in with library ID)

Six Amendments:  How and Why We Should Change the Constitution
By Stevens, J.P.
MyMediaMall (log in with library ID)

Waking from the Dream
By Chappell, D.
MyMediaMall (log in with library ID)

American Lion
By Meacham, J.
MyMediaMall (log in with library ID)

Contemporary Political Sociology:  Globalization, Politics, and Power
By Nash, K.
CARLI eBooks from EBL
Reference Resources
Reference books (print, 3rd floor)
All books, encyclopedias and dictionaries found here will be on the shelf in the Reference collection on the 3000 level. north of the atrium. 

The United States Government Manual 2013
Ref Desk JK421 .A3 2013

The Almanac of American Politics 2014
By Barone, M. and McCutcheon, C.
Ref Desk JK1012 .A44 2014

A History of the U.S. Political System
Harris, R. and Tichenor, D.J., eds.
JK31 .H57 2010 

America Votes / 2011-2012:  Election Returns by State
JK1967 .A8 v. 30

Voter Turnout in the United States 1788-2009
By Gans, C.
JK1967 .G36x 2011

Voting in America
By Felchner, M.E.
JK1976 .V69 2008 (v. 1-3)

Speeches of the American Presidents
By Podell, J.
 J81.4 .S64 2001

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy
Rabin, J., ed.
JK9 .E526 2003

Encyclopedia of Power
Dowding, K., ed.
HN49 .P6 E53 2011
E-Reference sources and government documents
Additonal reference materials available online

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
Wiley eBooks

Government documents
The End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell [electronic resource]:  the Impact in Studies 
and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans
Huffman, J.F. and Schultz, T.S., eds.
http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo23387

Making Immigration Work for American Minorities:  Hearing Before the 
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement of the Committee on 
the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 112th Congress 1st Session, Mar. 11, 
2011

Federal Documents (2nd floor)
Y 4.J 89/1:112-10