Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, Revised Edition; 4 volume set.
Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, Revised Edition; 4 volume set
Edited by Kara E. Stooksbury, John M. Scheb II, and Otis H. Stephens, Jr.
This four-volume encyclopedia contains 686 alphabetically arranged entries on civil rights and liberties in the US. Entries address major historical developments and social movements, key individuals, US Supreme Court decisions and justices, key constitutional provisions, groups and organizations, government departments and agencies, controversial issues, legislation, legal and philosophical concepts, and topics related to due process, economic freedom and property rights, freedom of expression, the military, privacy, reproductive and family rights, religious freedom, search and seizure, and voting and elections. It also presents primary source documents like the Mayflower Compact, the Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," the Magna Carta, the National Organization for Women Bill of Rights, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This edition has been updated and adds 75 new entries on changes in civil rights and liberties in the last decade, including in the areas of voting rights, gay rights, and government surveillance in relation to the threat of terrorism. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)