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Author Rutherglen, George

Title Civil rights in the shadow of slavery [electronic resource] : the constitution, common law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George A. Rutherglen

Alt Title Oxford scholarship online
Publisher Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Description 1 online resource
Summary The author begins with the birth of civil rights - the circumstances, acts and legacy of the 39th Congress, constitutional origins, passage and structure of the Act, moves through the Fourteenth Amendment and into restrictive interpretations and quiescent years, and finishes with a chapter on discerning the future from the past and the contemporary significance of the Act
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Oct. 31, 2012)
Includes index
Access May be restricted to current New England Law | Boston faculty, students and staff
Subject United States. Civil Rights Act of 1866
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
ISBN 9780199979363 (ebook) :
Link Print version 9780199739707


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