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Read more about The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction

The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Morgan and Rodriguez

Publisher: Humboldt State University Press

License: CC BY-SA

The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction is a peer-reviewed chronological survey of the LGBTQ fight for equal rights from the turn of the 20th century to the early 21st century. Illustrated with historical photographs, the book beautifully reveals the heroic people and key events that shaped the American LGBTQ rights movement. The book includes personal narratives to capture the lived experience from each era, as well as details of essential organizations, texts, and court cases that defined LGBTQ activism and advocacy.

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Read more about Attenuated Democracy:  A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Hubert

Publisher: Salt Lake Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The U.S. political system suffers from endemic design flaws and is notable for the way that a small subset of Americans—whose interests often don’t align with those of the vast majority of the population—wields disproportionate power. Absent organized and persistent action on the part of ordinary Americans, the system tends to serve the already powerful. That’s why this text is called Attenuated Democracy. To attenuate something is to make it weak or thin. Democracy in America has been thin from the beginning and continues to be so despite some notable progress in voting rights. As political scientists Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens wrote, “The essence of democracy is not just having reasonably satisfactory policies; the essence of democracy is popular control of government, with each citizen having an equal voice.” (1) Since this is likely to be your only college-level course on the American political system, it is important to point out the structural weaknesses of our system and the thin nature of our democracy. Whenever you get the chance—in the voting booth, in your job, perhaps if you hold elected office—I encourage you to do something about America’s attenuated democracy.

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Read more about Open-Source Property: A Free Casebook

Open-Source Property: A Free Casebook

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Clowney, Grimmelmann, and Grynberg

Publisher: Open Source Property

License: CC BY-NC

Open Source Property: A Free Casebook is a free resource for instructors and students of the first-year Property Law course at American law schools, and anyone else with an interest in the subject.

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Read more about New Media Futures

New Media Futures

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Faltesek and Adams

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

This book is intended for use in a large introductory class in new media in a program that covers the “full-stack” including critical/cultural studies, media management, diffusion of innovation, and synthetic media production. The first half of this basic sequence covered new media and democracy, finance, intellectual property law, basic games, and transmedia. The second half of the sequence covers many topics related to aesthetics, design, technology, and methodology.

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Read more about The Indigo Book: A Manual of Legal Citation - 2nd Edition

The Indigo Book: A Manual of Legal Citation - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Sprigman

Publisher: Public Resource

License: CC0

Welcome to The Indigo Book 2.0—a free, Creative Commons-dedicated implementation of the uniform system of citation commonly used in United States legal documents.

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Read more about Professional Responsibility: An Open-Source Casebook

Professional Responsibility: An Open-Source Casebook

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Frye and Schiller

Publisher: Brian L. Frye & Elizabeth Schiller

License: CC0

We wanted this casebook to be as easy to use and understand as possible. Accordingly, we included not only cases, but also the text of the rules and restatements, as well as concise explanations of the relevant law. Each chapter of the book addresses a different issue, in the following format. First, it clearly and concisely explains the relevant law governing that issue. Then provides the relevant text of any statutes, Model Rules, sections of the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, or other sources, with a link to an open-source versions of the full text, when available. It provides one or more heavily edited cases intended to illustrate the application of the law at issue, with a link to an open-source version of the full text of the case. Each case is preceded by a brief summary of its facts, reasoning, and holding, and followed by questions intended to indicate subjects for further investigation or discussion. And finally, it includes citations to law review articles and other materials relevant to the law at issue, with links to open-source versions of those materials, when available.

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Read more about Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain - Second Edition

Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, and Lonstein

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an integral part of the US national critical infrastructure. The authors have endeavored to bring a breadth and quality of information to the reader that is unparalleled in the unclassified sphere. This textbook will fully immerse and engage the reader / student in the cyber-security considerations of this rapidly emerging technology that we know as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The first edition topics covered National Airspace (NAS) policy issues, information security (INFOSEC), UAS vulnerabilities in key systems (Sense and Avoid / SCADA), navigation and collision avoidance systems, stealth design, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms; weapons systems security; electronic warfare considerations; data-links, jamming, operational vulnerabilities and still-emerging political scenarios that affect US military / commercial decisions.

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Read more about Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

Publisher: Smarthistory

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Sumerian, Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian / Ur III, Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian art.

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Read more about Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Atkinson and Corbitt

Publisher: TRAILS

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals, an open textbook designed for use in co-requisite course pairings of developmental writing and introductory technical writing, or indeed in other lower-division college writing courses that focus on building study skills alongside effective workplace and academic writing skills. It offers a no-cost alternative to commercial products, combining practical guidance with interactive exercises and thoughtfully designed writing opportunities.

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Read more about The Pay for Success Handbook

The Pay for Success Handbook

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Adatto and Brest

Publisher: Suzanne Adatto and Paul Brest

License: CC BY

Government agencies frequently contract with nonprofit or for-profit organizations to provide services to improve the well-being of their clients―for example, by reducing recidivism, homelessness, or drug use. Governments have traditionally paid service providers on the basis of the number of clients they treat.

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