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Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery

The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

George A. Rutherglen

  • Brings the Civil Rights Act of 1866 out from the Shadows of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments and puts it center stage.
  • Moves beyond the 1860s to tackle the law's impact in the middle of the twentieth century and its legacy to subsequent civil rights legislation
  • Examines Congressional power to interpret and enforce civil rights, a role that puts it (potentially) on a collision course with the judiciary.
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