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Author Rutherglen, George.
Title Civil rights in the shadow of slavery : the constitution, common law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 / George Rutherglen.
Published Oxford [UK] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
Book Cover

 Floor3  KF4749 .R868 2013    DUE 05-08-17
Description ix, 214 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The birth of civil rights : the circumstances, acts, and legacy of the 39th congress -- Citizenship, slavery, and the constitutional origins of the act -- Reconceiving civil rights : the passage and structure of the act -- The high tide of reconstruction : the Fourteenth Amendment and later legislation -- Restrictive interpretations and the end of reconstruction -- The verdict of quiescent years : aliens, property, and state action -- Resurrecting civil rights : reading an old act for a new era -- Reaffirming the revived act : extension, reconsideration, and recodification -- Discerning the future from the past : the contemporary significance of the act.
Subject Civil rights -- United States.
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1866.
United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment.
ISBN 0199739706 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780199739707 (hardback : alk. paper)
OCLC number 794922815