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The Resource Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, John Hopkins University

Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, John Hopkins University

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Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America
Title
Birthright citizens
Title remainder
a history of race and rights in antebellum America
Statement of responsibility
Martha S. Jones, John Hopkins University
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Language
eng
Summary
"Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses. They faced formidable opposition, most notoriously from the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott. Still, Martha S. Jones explains, no single case defined their status. Former slaves studied law, secured allies, and conducted themselves like citizens, establishing their status through local, everyday claims. All along they argued that birth guaranteed their rights. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, and black Americans' aspirations were realized. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans"--
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Jones, Martha S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4757
LC item number
.J67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Race discrimination
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
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Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, John Hopkins University
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • By virtue of unjust laws : black laws as the performance of rights
  • To sue and be sued : courthouse claims and the contours of citizenship
  • Confronting Dred Scott : seeing citizenship from Baltimore City
  • Conclusion :
  • Rehearsals for reconstruction : new citizens in a new era
  • Epilogue :
  • Monuments to men
  • Introduction :
  • Rights of colored men : debating citizenship in antebellum America
  • Being a native, and free born : race and rights in Baltimore
  • Threats of removal : colonization, emigration, and the borders of belonging
  • Aboard the Constitution : black sailors and citizenship at sea
  • The
  • City courthouse : everyday scenes of race and law
  • Between the Constitution and the discipline of the church : making congregants citizens
Control code
1022080095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 248 pages
Isbn
9781316604724
Lccn
2018002423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022080095
Label
Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, John Hopkins University
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • By virtue of unjust laws : black laws as the performance of rights
  • To sue and be sued : courthouse claims and the contours of citizenship
  • Confronting Dred Scott : seeing citizenship from Baltimore City
  • Conclusion :
  • Rehearsals for reconstruction : new citizens in a new era
  • Epilogue :
  • Monuments to men
  • Introduction :
  • Rights of colored men : debating citizenship in antebellum America
  • Being a native, and free born : race and rights in Baltimore
  • Threats of removal : colonization, emigration, and the borders of belonging
  • Aboard the Constitution : black sailors and citizenship at sea
  • The
  • City courthouse : everyday scenes of race and law
  • Between the Constitution and the discipline of the church : making congregants citizens
Control code
1022080095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 248 pages
Isbn
9781316604724
Lccn
2018002423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022080095

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