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The Resource Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown

Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown

Label
Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War
Title
Self-evident truths
Title remainder
contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Richard D. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this broadly synthetic work, distinguished historian Richard Brown shows that despite its founding statement that "all men are created equal," the early Republic struggled with every form of social inequality. While people paid homage to the ideal of equal rights, this ideal came up against entrenched social and political practices and beliefs. Brown illustrates how the ideal was tested in struggles over race and ethnicity, religious freedom, gender and social class, voting rights and citizenship. He shows how high principles fared in criminal trials and divorce cases when minorities, women, and people from different social classes faced judgment. This book offers a much-needed exploration of the ways revolutionary political ideas penetrated popular thinking and everyday practice"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Richard D
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4764
LC item number
.B76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality before the law
  • Equality before the law
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Equality before the law
  • United States
Label
Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-372) 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
The Declaration of Independence and the mystery of equality -- Contending for religious equality -- Equal justice for Irishmen and other foreigners -- People of color and the promise betrayed -- People of color and equal rights : New England cases -- Subordinate citizens : women and children -- Equal rights and unequal people -- Equal rights, privilege, and the pursuit of inequality
Control code
953985617
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780300197112
Lccn
2016943623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953985617
Label
Self-evident truths : contesting equal rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Richard D. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-372) 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
The Declaration of Independence and the mystery of equality -- Contending for religious equality -- Equal justice for Irishmen and other foreigners -- People of color and the promise betrayed -- People of color and equal rights : New England cases -- Subordinate citizens : women and children -- Equal rights and unequal people -- Equal rights, privilege, and the pursuit of inequality
Control code
953985617
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 387 pages
Isbn
9780300197112
Lccn
2016943623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)953985617

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