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

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Author/Creator:
Rutherglen, George.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
Oxford [U.K.] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • ix, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Constitution, common law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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ISBN:
9780199739707
0199739706

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