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- DescriptionThe history of civil rights in the United States is usually analyzed and interpreted through the lenses of modern conservatism or progressive liberalism. In Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader , Jonathan Bean argues that the historical record does t conveniently fit into either of these categories and that kwledge of the American classical liberal tradition is required to gain a more accurate understanding of the past, present, and future of civil rights in the nation. By assembling and contextualizing classic documents, from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision banning school assignment by race, Bean demonstrates that classical liberalism differs from progressive liberalism in emphasizing individual freedom, Christianity, the racial neutrality of the Constitution, and free-market capitalism. A comprehensive and vital resource for scholars and students of civil rights and civil liberties, Race and Liberty in America draws on a wealth of primary sources to chart the evolution of civil rights in U.S. history.
- Author BiographyJonathan Bean, professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, is the author of Beyond the Broker State: Federal Policies toward Small Business, 1936-1961 and Big Government and Affirmative Action: The Scandalous History of the Small Business Administration.
- PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky
- Date of Publication15/06/2009
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLexington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University Press of Kentucky
- Content Note15 photographs
- Weight635 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byJonathan J. Bean
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