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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Overview

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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Contributors

Contributors

  • Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Contributors.
Publisher's Note.
Introduction.
The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America.
1: Abernathy, Ralph.
2: Abolitionism.
3: Abortion.
4: Abortion Clinic Murders.
5: Academic Freedom.
6: Accommodations and Public Facilities.
7: Adams v. Richardson.
8: Addington v. Texas.
9: Affirmative Action.
10: African Americans.
11: Afro-American League.
12: Age Discrimination.
13: Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
14: Ah Chong, In Re.
15: Ah Fong, In Re.
16: Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
17: AIDS/HIV Victims.
18: Air Carriers Access Act.
19: Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood.
20: Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
21: Albuquerque Walkout.
22: Alcatraz Occupation.
23: Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education.
24: Alianza Hispano-Americana.
25: Alien and Sedition Laws.
26: Alien Land Law of 1920.
27: Alien Registration Act of 1940.
28: Aliens, Rights of.
29: American Association of Retired Persons.
30: American Birth Control League.
31: American Citizens for Justice.
32: American Civil Liberties Union.
33: American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities.
34: American Dilemma, An.
35: American Indian Civil Rights Act.
36: American Indian Movement.
37: American Indian Religious Freedom Act.
38: American Indians.
39: American Negro Academy.
40: Americans for Indian Opportunity.
41: Americans with Disabilities Act.
42: Amnesty International.
43: Anabaptists.
44: Anthony, Susan B..
45: Antidefamation Organizations.
46: Antimiscegenation Laws.
47: Architectural Barriers Act.
48: Arms, Right to Bear.
49: Asian American Movement.
50: Asian Americans.
51: Asian Americans for Equality.
52: Assembly, Freedom of.
53: Atlanta, Georgia.
54: Atlanta Compromise.
55: Attica Prison Riot.
56: Báez, Joan.
57: Baker, Ella.
58: Baker v. Carr.
59: Bakke case.
60: Baltimore Afro-American.
61: Banks, Dennis.
62: Barron v. Baltimore.
63: Barrows v. Jackson.
64: Batson v. Kentucky.
65: Bellingham Incident.
66: Bethune, Mary McLeod.
67: Bevel, James.
68: Bhagat Singh Thind, United States v..
69: Bilingual Education.
70: Bill of Rights, U.S..
71: Bill of Rights for the Handicapped.
72: Birmingham, Alabama.
73: Birmingham Children's Crusade.
74: Birth Control.
75: Black Laws.
76: Black Nationalism.
77: Black Panther Party.
78: Black Power Movement.
79: Black United Front (1968).
80: Black United Front (1980).
81: Bolin, Jane Matilda.
82: Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications.
83: Bond, Julian.
84: Border Patrol, U.S..
85: Boston Guardian.
86: Bowe v. Colgate-Palmolive.
87: Bowers v. Hardwick.
88: Boycotts.
89: Brandeis, Louis.
90: Briggs, Cyril V..
91: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
92: Brown, Charlotte Hawkins.
93: Brown, H. Rap.
94: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
95: Brownsville Incident.
96: Bruce, Blanche Kelso.
97: Bruce, Lenny.
98: Buchanan v. Warley.
99: Bunche, Ralph J..
100: Bush, George.
101: Busing.
102: Cable Act.
103: California Civil Rights Initiative.
104: Cambridge, Maryland, Race Riot.
105: Canada.
106: Capital Punishment.
107: Carmichael, Stokely.
108: Carter, Jimmy.
109: Catt, Carrie Chapman.
110: Central Intelligence Agency.
111: Charter of the Virginia Company.
112: Chávez, César.
113: Cherokee Tobacco Case.
114: Chicago.
115: Chicago Defender.
116: Child, Lydia Maria Francis.
117: Child Abuse.
118: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.
119: Children's Bureau.
120: Children's Defense Fund.
121: Children's Rights.
122: Chin, Vincent, Murder Case.
123: Chin Bak Kan v. United States.
124: Chinese American Citizens Alliance.
125: Chinese Americans.
126: Chinese Boycott of 1905.
127: Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
128: Chinese for Affirmative Action.
129: Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance.
130: Chisholm, Shirley.
131: Churches and the Civil Rights Movement.
132: Chy Lung v. Freeman.
133: Cincinnati Race Riots.
134: Citizenship and Naturalization.
135: Civil Disobedience.
136: Civil Liberties.
137: Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
138: Civil Rights.
139: Civil Rights Act of 1866 and Civil Rights Act of 1875.
140: Civil Rights Act of 1957.
141: Civil Rights Act of 1960.
142: Civil Rights Act of 1964.
143: Civil Rights Act of 1968.
144: Civil Rights Act of 1991.
145: Civil Rights History.
146: Civil Rights Movement.
147: Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988.
148: Clark, Septima Poinsette.
149: Cleage, Albert Buford, Jr..
150: Cleaver, Eldridge.
151: Clinton, Bill.
152: Cockrill v. People of the State of California.
153: Collective Bargaining.
154: College and University Discrimination.
155: Collins, Wayne Mortimer.
156: Colored Women's League.
157: Combahee River Collective Statement.
158: Comedians and Civil Rights.
159: Commission on Civil Rights, U.S..
160: Common Law, English.
161: Communist Party of the U.S.A..
162: Comparable Worth.
163: Comprehensive Employment Training Act.
164: Congress, U.S..
165: Congress of Industrial Organizations.
166: Congress of Racial Equality.
167: Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
168: Conscription, Military.
169: Constitution, U.S..
170: Constitutionalism.
171: Constitutions, State.
172: Consumer Rights.
173: Cooper v. Aaron.
174: Corrigan and Curtis v. Buckley.
175: Council of Federated Organizations.
176: Counsel, Right to.
177: Courts.
178: Criminal Justice.
179: Crippled Children's Services.
180: Crummell, Alexander.
181: Crusade for Justice.
182: Cuban American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
183: Cuban Americans.
184: Cumming v. Richmond County Board of Education.
185: Daisy Bates et al. v. City of Little Rock et al..
186: Daughters of Bilitis.
187: Davis, Angela.
188: Deacons for Defense and Justice.
189: Declaration of Independence.
190: Declaration of Rights for Women.
191: Declaration of Sentiments.