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Confronting injustice : moral history and political theory

Author: David Lyons
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Lyons challenges us to confront grave injustices committed in the United States, from the colonists' encroachments on Indian lands to slavery and the legacy of racism. He calls upon legal and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lyons
ISBN: 9780199662555 019966255X
OCLC Number: 857880608
Notes: The balance of injustice and the war for independence. Slavery and the rule of law in early Virginia. The legal entrenchment of illegality. Unfinished business : racial junctures in US history and their legacy. Corrective justice, equal opportunity, and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Normal law, nearly just societies, and other myths of legal theory. Moral judgment, historical reality, and civil disobedience. Political responsibility and resistance to civil government. Courage and political resistance. Epilog : from politics to philosophy
Description: x, 240 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: The balance of injustice and the war for independence --
Slavery and the rule of law in early Virginia --
The legal entrenchment of illegality --
Unfinished business : racial junctures in US history and their legacy --
Corrective justice, equal opportunity, and the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow --
Normal law, nearly just societies, and other myths of legal theory --
Moral judgment, historical reality, and civil disobedience --
Political responsibility and resistance to civil government --
Courage and political resistance --
Epilog : from politics to philosophy.
Responsibility: David Lyons

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David Lyons's marvelous book is a most informed and majestically searching discussion of American Slavery. . . . tremendous intellectual power and insightfulness, as well as marvelous honesty of Read more...

 
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