Two Cultures of Rights: The Quest for Inclusion and Participation in Modern America and Germany

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This book addresses key issues in the historical struggle for civil ri ghts, political rights, and social rights in the United States and Ger many from the late nineteenth century to the present. The essays addre ss issues such as the struggle for the rights of women and minorities (including African Americans, Jews, and Asians), National Socialism an d the dismantling of civil rights, and the emergence of the concept of social rights. What becomes clear are the unique features that distin guish German from American history and that these differences have bee n created by both social movements and dissimilar cultures of rights.

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"...an illuminating and clearly-written collection of essays...This volume should interest scholars across a number of fields, including legal history, political science, and sociology."
- Journal of American Ethnic History

"This collection focuses on selected issues of civil rights in the US and Germany... The individual chapters are thoughtful and well documented. Recommended for graduate, research, and faculty collections."
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"...the editors and contributors have brought together concerns and empirical findings not ordinarily found in one volume... their consideration of rights and "rights talk" in two different legal and political cultures is an important undertaking..."
- H-German, David Abraham, School of Law, University of Miami

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Race, Immigration, and Rights
1 Asian Americans: Rights Denied and Attained 19
2 Individual Right and Collective Interests: The NAACP and the American Voting Rights Discourse 33
3 Securing Rights by Action, Securing Rights by Default: American Jews in Historical Perspective 59
4 From Civil Rights to Civic Death: Dismantling Rights in Nazi Germany 77
5 The Rights of Aliens in Germany and the United States 95
Pt. 2 Civil and Social Rights
6 "The Right to Work Is the Right to Live!" Fair Employment and the Quest for Social Citizenship 121
7 Social Rights and Citizenship During World War II 143
8 Just Desserts: Virtue, Agency, and Property in Mid-Twentieth-Century Germany 167
9 The Political Culture of Rights: Postwar Germany and the United States in Comparative Perspective 189
10 The Emerging Right to Information 205
Pt. 3 Gender, Sex, and Rights
11 Feminist Movements in the United States and Germany: A Comparative Perspective, 1848-1933 231
12 Minorities, Civil Rights, and Political Culture: Gay and Lesbian Rights in Germany and the United States 249
Index 273
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