Congress and the first civil rights era, 1861-1918 /

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Author / Creator:Jenkins, Jeffery A., author.
Imprint:Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2021.
Description:viii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subject:United States. -- Congress.
United States. -- Congress.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
HISTORY / United States / General.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements.
United States.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Peck, Justin, author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This book tells the story of the rise and fall of the first civil rights era, viewed through the lens of action in the US Congress. The first civil rights era, as we define it, extends from 1861 through 1918, or from the Civil War through the First World War. During that time the formal status of African Americans shifted from slave to citizen and then to something in between. This distinctive path was largely determined by laws and, later, failed laws in Congress. Many books tell the story of African Americans during these years. Our book is explicitly about how the arc of civil rights was determined by Congress over these five decades and more. While there are some excellent accounts for particular periods, such as the Civil War or Reconstruction, we believe ours is the most systematic examination of congressional decision making on civil rights during this long and crucial period"--

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Call Number: E185.61.J46 2021 c.1
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