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Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

George Rutherglen
Format
Book
Published
Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9780199739707 (hardback : alk. paper), 0199739706 (hardback : alk. paper)
Contents
  • The birth of civil rights : the circumstances, acts, and legacy of the 39th congress
  • Citizenship, slavery, and the constitutional origins of the act
  • Reconceiving civil rights : the passage and structure of the act
  • The high tide of reconstruction : the Fourteenth Amendment and later legislation
  • Restrictive interpretations and the end of reconstruction
  • The verdict of quiescent years : aliens, property, and state action
  • Resurrecting civil rights: reading an old act for a new era
  • Reaffirming the revived act : extension, reconsideration, and recodification
  • Discerning the future from the past : the contemporary significance of the act.
Description
ix, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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