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Author Tsesis, Alexander.

Title We shall overcome : a history of civil rights and the law / Alexander Tsesis
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 369 pages)
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-354) and index
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Subject Civil rights -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Computer network resources
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300145314 (electronic bk.)
9780300145311 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)