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Equal protection and the African American constitutional experience : a documentary history

Author: Robert P Green
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
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"This collection of 177 primary documents from a variety of sources focuses on five historical periods that are explored with particular emphasis on the concept of equal protection of the law and its particular embodiment in the 14th Amendment. These include: the roots of the concept of equal protection in the Anglo-American experience, the lives of African Americans under a Constitution that incorporated equal
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Equal protection and the African American constitutional experience.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)621840600
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Green
ISBN: 0313303509 9780313303500
OCLC Number: 42641733
Description: xxiv, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Significant Events in the History of Equal Protection of the Laws --
The Origins of Liberty and Equality: Classical Thought, the British Constitution, and the American Revolution --
Christian Egalitarianism in the Letters of Paul (ca. A.D. 50-60) --
The British Constitution --
John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government (1690) --
Samuel Sewell, The Selling of Joseph (1700) --
John Wise, A Vindication of the Government of New England Churches (1717) --
Somerset v. Stewart (1772) --
The Declaration of Independence (1776) --
Revolutionary State Declarations and Constitutions (1776-1780) --
Massachusetts Slaves' Petition (1777) --
Quock Walker's Case (1783) --
Thomas Jefferson on African Americans (1785) --
Samuel Stanhope Smith on African Americans (1787) --
Pennsylvania Gradual Abolition (1780) --
The Northwest Ordinance (1787) --
1787-1861: The Constitution, African Americans, and Equal Protection --
The Constitution of the United States (1787) --
Freemen Petition for Equal Educational Facilities (1787) --
Protest Against Kidnapping and the Slave Trade (1788) --
South Carolina Freemen Petition Against Discrimination (1791) --
Rev. James Dana Speaks Against Slavery (1791) --
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 --
North Carolina Freedmen Petition Congress (1797) --
Freemen Respond to the Idea of Colonization (1817) --
The Missouri Compromise (1820) --
William Wirt's Opinion on the Citizenship of Free Negroes in Virginia (1821) --
Rev. Richard Furman Describes the Biblical Basis for Slavery (1822) --
Fifth Annual National Negro Convention (1835).
Series Title: Primary documents in American history and contemporary issues.
Responsibility: edited by Robert P. Green, Jr.

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