Student's Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws on Civil Rights

Synopsis

This reference guide details the most critical civil rights laws in U. S. history, moving from the period of slavery, to the Civil War, to the Reconstruction, to the civil rights era of the mid- to late-20th century. An overview essay introduces each period, and 36 individual laws are examined in essays placing the bills in their historical contexts. Each law is then presented in an edited and, when appropriate, annotated form, so students can read and understand the actual words of the law.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002