Civil rights in the shadow of slavery : the Constitution, common law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George Rutherglen.

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Main Author: Rutherglen, George (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 214 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-210) and index.
ISBN:9780199979363
0199979367
Language:English.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.