A New Birth of Freedom: The Republican Party and the Freedmen's Rights / Edition 2000

A New Birth of Freedom: The Republican Party and the Freedmen's Rights / Edition 2000

by Herman Belz
     
 

A specialist in law and politics in the Civil War era, Belz (history, U. of Maryland) discusses how laws, policies, and constitutional amendments defining and protecting the personal liberty and civil rights of the country's African-American population were adopted during the war. At that time, the Republican Party championed the cause. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95… See more details below

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A specialist in law and politics in the Civil War era, Belz (history, U. of Maryland) discusses how laws, policies, and constitutional amendments defining and protecting the personal liberty and civil rights of the country's African-American population were adopted during the war. At that time, the Republican Party championed the cause. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823220106
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Reconstructing America Series
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2000 Edition
Preface
Introduction
1Emancipation Legislation and the Right of Personal Liberty, 18623
2Military Service and National Citizenship17
3Presidential Reconstruction and Freedmen's Policy35
4Congressional Reconstruction and Freedmen's Rights51
5Freedmen's Bureau Legislation and Civil Rights69
6The Freedmen's Bureau Act of 186592
7Civil Rights, Federalism, and the Thirteenth Amendment113
8Equality Before the Law138
9The Civil Rights Settlement of 1866157
Bibliography183
Index193

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