Before the Civil Rights Revolution : The Old Courts and Individual Rights (41) (Contributions in Legal Studies Ser., No. 41)

Hard Cover, Westport, CT, U.S.A. Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1988. First Edition. Very Good with no dust jacket.

Square with sharp corners, tight binding and hinges, clean and bright pages. Cloth over boards has light overall shelf wear. ; Book examines the record of the Supreme Court in the period from Reconstruction (1860s) to the "Roosevelt Court" (1937). The author argues that the Civil Rights decisions of the modern (post-1937) Supreme Court were incremental expansions based on precedents established by the Old Court; even discarded precedents continued to have influence in the Modern Court. Chapters: individual rights in a federal system, the scope of constitutionally protected rights, the dilemma of race, the criminal defendant, the Old Court and individual rights reappraised. Notes, bibliography, index. 9.5" (24 cm) tall; 216 pages.

ISBN: 0313262055           Item #4990008

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