The Amendment That Refused to Die: Equality and Justice Deferred: The History of the Fourteenth Amendment

The Amendment That Refused to Die: Equality and Justice Deferred: The History of the Fourteenth Amendment

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The Amendment That Refused to Die: Equality and Justice Deferred: The History of the Fourteenth Amendment by Howard Meyer, Howard N. Meyer

Relying on both celebrated and little-known cases, this acclaimed chronicle of the Fourteenth Amendment—a constitutional guarantee of equality and freedom and the cornerstone of individual liberty as we know it—traces the amendment's fascinating origins in the aftermath of the Civil War; its near repudiation; violent reactions against it; its revival in the twentieth century; and, in a substantial new afterword, its recent challenges and setbacks. Meyer looks at current attacks against the amendment, which threaten affirmative action, desegregation, voting rights, abortion rights, gay rights, and protection from oppressive measures of the State.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568331706
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/1900
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Howard N. Meyer is an attorney, labor arbitrator, and civil rights historian. In addition to The Amendment That Refused to Die, he is the author of a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Let Us Have Peace, and a biography of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Colonel of the Black Regiment.

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