Ever since the Dominican missionary Bartolme de Las Casas (1476-1566) first raised civil and minority rights in an American context, questions of rights have figured prominently among some of the most profound and trying moments in American history. With 725 engagingly written alphabetically arranged entries, each thoroughly cross-referenced, ...Read MoreEver since the Dominican missionary Bartolme de Las Casas (1476-1566) first raised civil and minority rights in an American context, questions of rights have figured prominently among some of the most profound and trying moments in American history. With 725 engagingly written alphabetically arranged entries, each thoroughly cross-referenced, Minority Rights in America explores the American civil rights experience since 1492. Entries include: -- Biographical sketches of important historical figures -- Important topics, organizations, and events -- Supreme Court cases, federal laws, and governmental agencies.Read Less
Very Good. 1568026854 Solid retired library book with usual library markings; else VG. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. Overall, a very nice clean copy. Ever since the Dominican missionary Bartolome de Las Casas (1476-1566) first raised civil and minority rights issues in an American context, they have figured prominently among some of the most profound and trying moments in American history. "Minority Rights in America" consists of approximately 600 engagingly written alphabetically arranged entries on civil rights, political rights, and social rights in America since the days of Christopher Columbus. The rights of all Americans are included, with particular attention to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, women, and other minority groups. Many of the entries include suggested readings to facilitate additional research and understanding. It provides entries that include: biographical sketches of important historical figures who participated in the struggle to advance minority rights; important topics, organizations, and critical events; and, Supreme Court cases, federal laws, and governmental agencies. Rounding out this comprehensive reference are three useful appendixes and a consolidated bibliography. Appendixes include: Excerpts of more than seventy-five important documents organized logically in six parts-historic documents, historic speeches and writings, historic legislation, Supreme Court decisions, rights activism documents, and documents from U.S. government agencies; contact information for more than sixty associations and civil rights organizations; and, a list, with full citations, of the court cases mentioned in the volume. Sample of encyclopedic entries includes: Jane Addams, Affirmative action, AIDS and rights, Antisemitism, Ross Barnett, Bonus Army, Chicano studies, Shirley Chisholm, Clayton Act, Congress of Racial, Equality (CORE), Conscientious objectors, Crazy Horse, Defense of Marriage Act, Employment at will, Medgar Evers, Farm labor rights, Orval Faubus, Gerrymandering, Gray Panthers, Angelina Grimke, Haymarket Riot, J. Edgar Hoover, Langston Hughes, Indian Citizenship Act, Japanese internment, Jim Crow laws, BartolomA de Las Casas, Loving v. Virginia, Megan's Law, Million Man March, Ralph Nader, National Immigration, William Penn, Puritan Separatist, Rap music, Right to die, Margaret Sanger, Smokers' rights, Southern Governors, Association Trail of Tears, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Harold Washington, Youth Law Center, John Peter Zenger. 432 pages. We ship our books in CorgiPack mailers except for unusually large books and multiple books orders. CorgiPack mailers are constructed with a B-flute corrugated fiberboard pad which provides cushioning and corner protection in transit. They're also 100% recyclable. We ship heavier items B-flute corrugated fiberboard or cartons. Your order on its way to you by the next business day!
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