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The Resource Democracy reborn : the Fourteenth Amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America, Garrett Epps

Democracy reborn : the Fourteenth Amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America, Garrett Epps

Label
Democracy reborn : the Fourteenth Amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America
Title
Democracy reborn
Title remainder
the Fourteenth Amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America
Statement of responsibility
Garrett Epps
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The last battle of the Civil War wasn't fought at Appomattox by dashing generals or young soldiers but by middle-aged men in frock coats. Yet it was war all the same--a desperate struggle for the soul and future of the new American Republic that was rising from the ashes of Civil War. It was the battle that planted the seeds of democracy, under the bland heading "Amendment XIV." Scholars call it the "Second Constitution." Over time, the Fourteenth Amendment--which at last provided African Americans with full citizenship and prohibited any state from denying any citizen due process and equal protection under the law--changed almost every detail of our public life. Democracy Reborn tells the story of this desperate struggle, from the halls of Congress to the bloody streets of Memphis and New Orleans. Both a novelist and a constitutional scholar, Garrett Epps unfolds a powerful story against a panoramic portrait of America on the verge of a new era."--Publisher's website
  • Describes the fierce battle that erupted in post-Civil War America over the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, the implications of the revolutionary addition to the U.S. Constitution, and the colorful cast of characters involved--including Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, and Susan B. Anthony
Summary
Describes the fierce battle that erupted in post-Civil War America over the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, the implications of the revolutionary addition to the U.S. Constitution, and the colorful cast of characters involved--including Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and others. Reprint. 15,000 first printing
Award
Oregon Book Awards, Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction, 2007.
Awards note
Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
226331
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Epps, Garrett
Dewey number
342.7308/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4757
LC item number
.E67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Equality before the law
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the fourteenth amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America
Label
Democracy reborn : the Fourteenth Amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America, Garrett Epps
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Philadelphia 1787 : red sky at morning -- The brave tailor -- Dark wisdom -- Turns in the South -- The mighty heart of the world -- This good right hand -- Birth of a nation -- The jeweled word -- The ugliest American -- The prospect of a good long life -- Not among angels -- A union of truly Democratic States -- Afterword : the second constitution -- Appendix : United States constitution, amendment XIV
Control code
5103051
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805071306
Lccn
2006043379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64594510
  • (OCoLC)64594510
Label
Democracy reborn : the Fourteenth Amendment and the fight for equal rights in post-Civil War America, Garrett Epps
Link
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Philadelphia 1787 : red sky at morning -- The brave tailor -- Dark wisdom -- Turns in the South -- The mighty heart of the world -- This good right hand -- Birth of a nation -- The jeweled word -- The ugliest American -- The prospect of a good long life -- Not among angels -- A union of truly Democratic States -- Afterword : the second constitution -- Appendix : United States constitution, amendment XIV
Control code
5103051
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805071306
Lccn
2006043379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm64594510
  • (OCoLC)64594510

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