eBook The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
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  • ISBN-10: 0765680017
  • ISBN-13: 9780765680013
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 1018 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 1997 | Published/Released October 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 1997
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New York Public Library Outstanding Reference 1998
A Library Journal Best Reference

The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, well-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. Presented in three volumes, the 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others. The practical A-Z format makes it especially helpful for students to navigate the enormous amount of information that exists on this important topic.

Selected Contents include A-Z entries in categories such as:

  • Age, Gender, and Family
  • Media and Communications
  • Landmark Court Cases
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Historical Events and Eras
  • Judicial, Legal, and Political Issues
  • Specific Laws and Government Policies
  • Literature, Music, and the Arts
  • Medicine and Health
  • Influential Organizations
  • Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Groups
  • Rights Activists and Leaders
  • Individuals in Politics and Government
  • Government Bodies and Agencies

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  • Shelley Fisher Fishkin