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

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rutherglen, George (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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Table of 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.