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Published: 14 September 2017

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780190699048

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Vagrant Nation

Police Power, Constitutional Change, and the Making of the 1960s

Risa Goluboff

  • Strikingly novel reinterpretation of the history of the 1960s
  • Powerful example of how legal change can fuel much broader social changes
  • Reshapes our understanding of the rise of both the New Right and New Left in American politics
  • Uses the seemingly obscure issue of vagrancy law to upend everything we know about how "the sixties" came about

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