We shall overcome : a history of civil rights and the law /

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Author / Creator:Tsesis, Alexander.
Imprint:New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Description:1 online resource (x, 369 pages)
Subject:Civil rights -- United States -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Civil rights.
United States.
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Computer network resources.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11203722
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-354) and index.
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Summary:Despite America's commitment to civil rights from the earliest days of nationhood, examples of injustices against minorities stain many pages of U.S. history. The battle for racial, ethnic, and gender fairness remains unfinished. This comprehensive book t.
Other form:Print version: Tsesis, Alexander. We shall overcome. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
Standard no.:9786612088650
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Utilizing history and political science, Tsesis (Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law) writes a unique book that explores the nature of civil rights law in the US. This book views civil rights from both a historical and doctrinal perspective. Tsesis works from liberty and revolution through the impact of the Warren Court. His grasp of material through each century, decade, and political time frame allows the reader to understand the various backstories associated with cases and legislation. His work is innovative in providing context for each case he discusses, yet not burdening the reader with too much superfluous information. Tsesis's vast knowledge of both historical and contemporary legal scholars gives the reader the ability to view justices and politicians over generations. The book at times critiques both the Right and the Left for their failures to effect social and legal change. Tsesis does a great service to the field as he intersperses, with a thoughtful yet objective perspective, how civil rights law in the US might expand in the future. This book is innovative and accessible at times, but may be more suited for the legal scholar than a layperson or undergraduate in an introduction course. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. A. R. S. Lorenz Ramapo College

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