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)
Language:English
Subject:Civil rights -- United States -- History.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Civil rights.
Bürgerrecht
United States.
USA.
Electronic books.
Computer network resources.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11203722
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ISBN:9780300145311
0300145314
1282088653
9781282088658
9780300118377
0300118376
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-354) and index.
Print version record.
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
Table of Contents:
  • Liberty through revolution
  • Constitutional republic of equals?
  • The controversy about slavery
  • Sectional compromise and national conflict
  • Reconstructing the American dream
  • Unraveling constitutional reconstruction
  • Political restrictions and developments
  • Progressive transitions
  • Rights in the regulatory state
  • The war against tyranny
  • Expanding civil rights
  • The Warren court's achievements
  • Sketches of the continuing legal effort.