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The Resource The greatest and the grandest act : the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today, edited by Christian G. Samito

The greatest and the grandest act : the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today, edited by Christian G. Samito

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The greatest and the grandest act : the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today
Title
The greatest and the grandest act
Title remainder
the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christian G. Samito
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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{u2019}s military in its enforcement; an investigation of how the Thirteenth Amendment operated to overturn the Dred Scott case; and New England{u2019}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{u2013}World War II civil rights era as well as an analysis of the act{u2019}s backward-looking and forward-looking nature." -- Publisher's website
  • "This volume, which contains essays by both historians and legal scholars, examines various aspects of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the first federal civil rights statute in American history"--
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non fiction
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Samito, Christian G.
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  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • United States
Label
The greatest and the grandest act : the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today, edited by Christian G. Samito
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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Contents
2Membership of a nation, and nothing more3; the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the narrowing of citizenship in the Civil War era / Michael Les Benedict -- The other citizenship clause / Rebecca E. Zietlow -- The 1866 Civil Rights Act and the beginning of military reconstruction / Michael Vorenberg -- 2In accordance with the spirit of the times3; African American citizenship and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 in New England law and politics / Millington Bergeson-Lockwood -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 in Kentucky and Missouri / Aaron Astor -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 in South Carolina / Jeff Strickland -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 at the Supreme Court / R. Owen Williams -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the right to contract / Richard L. Aynes -- The origins of arguments over affirmative action: lessons from the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George Rutherglen -- The Janus of civil rights law / Darrell A.H. Miller -- Appendix: The Civil Rights Act of 1866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780809336524
Lccn
2017033595
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)995162413
Label
The greatest and the grandest act : the Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today, edited by Christian G. Samito
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2Membership of a nation, and nothing more3; the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the narrowing of citizenship in the Civil War era / Michael Les Benedict -- The other citizenship clause / Rebecca E. Zietlow -- The 1866 Civil Rights Act and the beginning of military reconstruction / Michael Vorenberg -- 2In accordance with the spirit of the times3; African American citizenship and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 in New England law and politics / Millington Bergeson-Lockwood -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 in Kentucky and Missouri / Aaron Astor -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 in South Carolina / Jeff Strickland -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 at the Supreme Court / R. Owen Williams -- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the right to contract / Richard L. Aynes -- The origins of arguments over affirmative action: lessons from the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George Rutherglen -- The Janus of civil rights law / Darrell A.H. Miller -- Appendix: The Civil Rights Act of 1866
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780809336524
Lccn
2017033595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)995162413

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