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The Resource The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era, Christopher W. Schmidt

The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era, Christopher W. Schmidt

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The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era
Title
The sit-ins
Title remainder
protest and legal change in the civil rights era
Statement of responsibility
Christopher W. Schmidt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Sit-Ins tells the story of the student lunch counter protests and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the constitutional right of all Americans to equal protection of the law. Christopher W. Schmidt describes how behind the now-iconic scenes of African American college students sitting in quiet defiance at "whites only" lunch counters lies a series of underappreciated legal dilemmas--about the meaning of the Constitution, the capacity of legal institutions to remedy different forms of injustice, and the relationship between legal reform and social change. The students' actions initiated a national conversation over whether the Constitution's equal protection clause extended to the activities of private businesses that served the general public. The courts, the traditional focal point for accounts of constitutional disputes, played an important but ultimately secondary role in this story. The great victory of the sit-in movement came not in the Supreme Court, but in Congress, with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, landmark legislation that recognized the right African American students had claimed for themselves four years earlier. The Sit-Ins invites a broader understanding of how Americans contest and construct the meaning of their Constitution"--Publisher's website
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ICU/DLC
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1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schmidt, Christopher W.
Dewey number
323.1196/0730904
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.S33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Chicago series in law and society
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Southern States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era, Christopher W. Schmidt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-250) 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
Introduction -- The students -- The lawyers -- The sympathizers -- The opponents -- The justices -- The lawmakers -- Conclusion
Control code
1004260005
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780226522449
Lccn
2017028434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004260005
Label
The sit-ins : protest and legal change in the civil rights era, Christopher W. Schmidt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-250) 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
Introduction -- The students -- The lawyers -- The sympathizers -- The opponents -- The justices -- The lawmakers -- Conclusion
Control code
1004260005
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780226522449
Lccn
2017028434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004260005

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