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Publication Date: Thomson/West, 2022-2023 edition
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Publication Date: Thomson West, 3d ed. 2002- (biennial ed.)
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In this volume ten expert historians and legal scholars examine the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the first federal civil rights statute in American history. The act declared that all persons born in the United States were citizens without regard to race, color, or previous condition of slavery. Designed to give the Thirteenth Amendment practical effect as former slave states enacted laws limiting the rights of African Americans, this measure for the first time defined U.S. citizenship and the rights associated with it. Essays examine the history and legal ramifications of the act and highlight competing impulses within it, including the often-neglected Section 9, which allows the president to use the nation's military in its enforcement; an investigation of how the Thirteenth Amendment operated to overturn the Dred Scott case; and New England's role in the passage of the act. The act is analyzed as it operated in several states such as Kentucky, Missouri, and South Carolina during Reconstruction. There is also a consideration of the act and its interpretation by the Supreme Court in its first decades. Other essays include a discussion of the act in terms of contract rights and in the context of the post-World War II civil rights era as well as an analysis of the act's backward-looking and forward-looking nature.
VOLUME 1: Introduction : equality and the Constitution -- The Thirteenth Amendment -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 -- The Anti-Peonage Act -- The Fourteenth Amendment -- The Fifteenth Amendment -- The Enforcement Act of 1870 -- The Force Act of 1871 -- The Ku Klux Act -- The Civil Rights Act of 1875 -- The 1894 Repeal of Voting Rights Legislation -- The Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- The Civil Rights Act of 1960 -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- The Civil Rights act of 1968 -- VOLUME 2: The Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- The Civil Rights Act of 1960 -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- The Civil Rights Act of 1968
Links to Gale. Enable VPN if accessing off-campus."American Civil Liberties Union Papers consists of two major collections comprising myriad subseries. The Roger Baldwin Years, 1912-1950, contains subseries with clippings and files on academic freedom; censorship; legislation; federal departments and federal legislation; state activities; conscientious objectors; injunctions; and labor and labor organization correspondence. Years of Expansion, 1950-1990, encompasses foundation project files on the Amnesty Project, 1964-1980; the Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, 1964-1976; and subject files on freedom of belief, expression, and association; due process of law; equality before the law; international civil liberties; and legal case files, 1933-1990."-- Provided by publisher
"In this, the Eleventh Edition of Supreme Court Practice, we continue to follow our original purpose, stated by Messrs. Stern and Gressman in the First Edition in 1950: 'to set forth in a single volume . . . as close as possible to everything, outside of the field of substantive law, that a lawyer would want to know in handling a case in the Supreme Court.'" --ECIP Preface