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The Abolition of Slavery in the United States: Historical Context and its Contemporary Application

William M., Jr. Carter

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660469
eISBN:
9780191745508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter examines the badges and events of slavery in the history of America. It presents some suggested lessons that can be taken from American history to inform the movement to put an end to ... More


A Fresh Start: Veto Players, Win Sets, and Constitutional Moments

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Veto players and win sets in a pluralitarian democracy, compared to those in a proportional regime; and in a unitary compared to a federal regime. Duverger's Law. Constitutional moments in the United ... More


Citizenship, Slavery, and the Constitutional Origins of the Act

George Rutherglen

in Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

The immediate origins of the 1866 Act lie in the Thirteenth Amendment, but its content goes back to the Privileges and Immunities Clause in the original Constitution. The interpretation of that ... More


Reconceiving Civil Rights: Passage and Structure of the Act

George Rutherglen

in Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

The central question in the debates over the 1866 Act concerned the scope of the civil rights that it protected. The term itself had no special meaning before the act was passed, and afterward, it ... More


The Birth of Civil Rights: The Circumstances, Acts, and Legacy of the 39th Congress

George Rutherglen

in Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

The The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War, addressing the pressing question of the status of the newly freed slaves—one that had not been resolved for all ... More


The Verdict of Quiescent Years: Aliens, Property, and State Action

George Rutherglen

in Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

In a long period of quiescence, three intertwined issues preserved the vitality of civil rights as a source of progressive law. Aliens become covered by the 1866 Act in amendments made in 1870, and ... More


Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W. Crofts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This landmark book examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life: his role as the “Great Emancipator.” Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it ... More


Legislative Initiatives

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter is devoted to the initiation of expatriation laws in the United States. Since the Civil War, U.S. policies have fluctuated between different (and sometimes opposing) principles and forms ... More


Migrant Labour in the United States: Working Beneath the Floor for Free Labour?

Maria Ontiveros

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter provides a broad survey of the US context, identifying the manifold ways in which migrant workers are excluded from the basic floor of US labour rights. It examines in particular the ... More


Protection

Gamonal C. Sergio and César F. Rosado Marzán

in Principled Labor Law: U.S. Labor Law through a Latin American Method

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190052669
eISBN:
9780190052690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052669.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 2 describes the protective principle and in dubio pro operario in Latin America, namely, in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. It also describes worker protection in International Labor ... More


Epilogue One: James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Epilogue One enlarges on the now-familiar story, as dramatized by film director Steven Spielberg—how Congress, during the last year of the war, approved the real Thirteenth Amendment that abolished ... More


The Family Politic

Laura E. Free

in Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how congressional politicians envisioned the political community as a collection of male family members—fathers, sons, brothers—using gender to define postwar political actors. ... More


Privileges and Elections

Patrick A. Lewis

in For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160795
eISBN:
9780813165509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160795.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins in August 1865, when Buckner was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly, and narrates Buckner’s role in the critical 1865–1867 legislative session. He was integral to the ... More


3 Legislative Initiatives

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter is devoted to the initiation of expatriation laws in the United States. Since the Civil War, U.S. policies have fluctuated between different (and sometimes opposing) principles and ... More


From Slavery to Freedom: The Future of the Black Race or Racial Mixing as Degeneration

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses changes introduced by three Reconstruction-era amendments and their consequences for the census. These amendments include the suppression of slavery by the Thirteenth Amendment ... More


The Great Unfinished Task Remaining before Us

Mark Wahlgren Summers

in The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617572
eISBN:
9781469617596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617572.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter analyzes the implications of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution on January 31, 1865 which ended slavery. Democrats warned that one great change would require ... More


Exposition: The Civil War and the Postbellum Problem of Antislavery

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains the emancipation of nearly four million slaves, finalized by the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 in the lives of reformers, including the Hutchinson Family Singers. It was one of ... More


Development, Scene One, 1893: the Legacy of the Hutchinson Family Singers and of Antislavery Reform

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains the stages of the legacy of the Hutchinson Family Singers and of antislavery reform. The Danvers Historical Society had brought everyone together for an Antislavery ... More


One Alone? The United States and National Self-determination

Kenneth M. Stampp

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Self-determination or independence of the Confederacy was not what Lincoln and his planners advocated. Although the term “self-determination” was not then in use, southern secession was in essence an ... More


Beyond Country Music

Tracey E. W. Laird

in Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots of Music along the Red River

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167511
eISBN:
9780199850099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167511.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

As KWKH's Louisiana Hayride continued to bloom, they scheduled a guest appearance for Elvis Presley. From that moment a new sapling was planted which exposed its country roots. Ironically, Presley's ... More


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