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Author Lovell, George I.
Title This is not civil rights : discovering rights talk in 1939 America / George I. Lovell.
Published Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2012
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 Floor3  KF4749 .L68 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 259 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The Chicago series in law and society
Chicago series in law and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index.
Contents Voices from Peoria -- The CRS's legal and political strategies for improving civil rights protections -- Dead dogs, bad divorces, and dope-peddling sheriffs : the subject matter of civil rights complaint letters -- The common place of lawyering : using legal and constitutional arguments to support novel civil rights claims -- Underlying commitments of rights claiming: extralegal persuasive claims and citizen understandings of law -- In defense of extravagant rights talk -- Appendix. Notes on the archival sources.
Subject Civil rights -- Language.
Civil rights -- United States -- Cases.
Citizen suits (Civil procedure) -- Language.
Citizen suits (Civil procedure) -- United States -- Cases.
State action (Civil rights) -- United States -- Cases.
United States. Department of Justice. Civil Rights Section -- Cases.
Complaint letters -- United States.
ISBN 9780226494036 (cloth)
0226494039 (cloth)
9780226494043 (paperback)
0226494047 (paperback)
9780226494050 (e-book)
0226494055 (e-book)
OCLC number 774697270