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To establish justice : citizenship and the Constitution

by McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 342.73 Mck
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 342.73 Mck
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 342.73 M21
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 342.73 M21
AMERICA WAS FOUNDED on the idea of liberty for all. But it has not always achieved that ideal.To Establish Justiceis an honest and powerful examination of the Supreme Court's role in legalizing--or negating--civil rights for various groups. From the struggles of Native Americans at the country's birth to the African American civil rights movement of the 1960s, from the vote for women to the internment of the Japanese during World War II,To Establish Justiceshows how the Supreme Court has paved the way for both justice and discrimination, and how this important arm of our government has impacted all of our lives. From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-10. This solid book considers the rights of various groups of people as granted in the Constitution and interpreted by the courts. The first chapter concerns the creation of the Constitution and points out that while the original document guaranteed certain rights to citizens, it did not define who was considered a citizen. Taking a broadly historical path, the book discusses how the courts have interpreted the Constitution in cases involving Native Americans, slaves and free blacks in the 1800s, women's suffrage, discrimination against Asian Americans, separate but equal education, the rights of students, affirmative action, and discrimination based upon race, gender, and sexual orientation. The book ends with the text of the document, a lengthy source bibliography, and suggestions for further reading. Black-and-white illustrations include reproductions of many period photographs as well as a few paintings, engravings, and documents. This excellent resource pulls together a great deal of information and presents it in a clear, logical manner. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf :2004
Distributed by Random House,
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Zarembka, Arlene.
Language English
Description 154 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 150-151) and index.
ISBN 0679993088 (library binding)
0679893083 (trade)
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