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Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties

 Edited by: Otis H. Stephens, Jr., John M. Scheb II, Kara Stooksbury (Greenwood Press, 2006)

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties"American civil rights and liberties have a historical past and active presence in our society. This encyclopedia provides an overview of more than 600 topics in both the civil rights and liberties arenas....[p]rovides current coverage of both civil and liberties....[s]hould be considered for academic and public libraries."
—Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
February 1, 2007

Project Overview

A comprehensive collection of articles dealing with civil rights and liberties in the United States.  The encyclopedia will include essays on broad topics such as the right of privacy and the incorporation of the Bill of Rights, more narrowly focused essays on topics such as the preferred freedoms doctrine or the void-for-vagueness doctrine, biographical sketches of Supreme Court justices who have played key roles in the development of civil rights and liberties (e.g., Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall), biographical sketches of founders and thinkers who made major contributions to the development of civil rights and liberties (e.g., Locke, Jefferson, Madison, J.S. Mill), and essays on the jurisprudence of particular clauses of the Constitution (e.g., the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment).