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The promises of liberty : the history and contemporary relevance of the Thirteenth Amendment / edited by Alexander Tsesis.

Contributor(s): Tsesis, Alexander.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 336 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231520133; 0231520131.Subject(s): Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Promises of liberty.DDC classification: 342.7308/7 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction : the Thirteenth Amendment's revolutionary aims / Alexander Tsesis -- In pursuit of constitutional abolitionism / James M. McPherson -- The Civil War, emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment : understanding who freed the slaves / Paul Finkelman -- Citizenship and the Thirteenth Amendment : understanding the deafening silence / Michael Vorenberg -- Emancipation and civic status : the American experience, 1865-1915 / William M. Wiecek -- Convict labor in the post-Civil War South : involuntary servitude after the Thirteenth Amendment / David M. Oshinsky -- The Thirteenth Amendment and a new deal for civil rights / Risa L. Goluboff -- The workers' freedom of association under the Thirteenth Amendment / James Gray Pope -- The badges and incidents of slavery and the power of Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment / George A. Rutherglen -- The promise of congressional enforcement / Rebecca E. Zietlow -- Protecting full and equal rights : the floor and more / Aviam Soifer -- Forced labor revisited : the Thirteenth Amendment and abortion / Andrew Koppelman -- The slave power undead : criminal justice successes and failures of the Thirteenth Amendment / Andrew E. Taslitz -- Toward a Thirteenth Amendment exclusionary rule as a remedy for racial profiling / William M. Carter, Jr. -- Immigrant workers and the Thirteenth Amendment / Maria L. Ontiveros -- A Thirteenth Amendment agenda for the twenty-first century : of promises, power and precaution / Darrell A.H. Miller.
Summary: In these original essays, America's leading historians and legal scholars reassess the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and its contemporary relevance to issues of liberty, justice, and equality. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, reasserting the radical, egalitarian dimensions of the Constitution. It laid the foundation for future civil rights and social justice legislation, yet subsequent reinterpretation and misappropriation has curbed more substantive change. With constitutional jurisprudence undergoing a revival, The Promises of Liberty</I.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : the Thirteenth Amendment's revolutionary aims / Alexander Tsesis -- In pursuit of constitutional abolitionism / James M. McPherson -- The Civil War, emancipation, and the Thirteenth Amendment : understanding who freed the slaves / Paul Finkelman -- Citizenship and the Thirteenth Amendment : understanding the deafening silence / Michael Vorenberg -- Emancipation and civic status : the American experience, 1865-1915 / William M. Wiecek -- Convict labor in the post-Civil War South : involuntary servitude after the Thirteenth Amendment / David M. Oshinsky -- The Thirteenth Amendment and a new deal for civil rights / Risa L. Goluboff -- The workers' freedom of association under the Thirteenth Amendment / James Gray Pope -- The badges and incidents of slavery and the power of Congress to enforce the Thirteenth Amendment / George A. Rutherglen -- The promise of congressional enforcement / Rebecca E. Zietlow -- Protecting full and equal rights : the floor and more / Aviam Soifer -- Forced labor revisited : the Thirteenth Amendment and abortion / Andrew Koppelman -- The slave power undead : criminal justice successes and failures of the Thirteenth Amendment / Andrew E. Taslitz -- Toward a Thirteenth Amendment exclusionary rule as a remedy for racial profiling / William M. Carter, Jr. -- Immigrant workers and the Thirteenth Amendment / Maria L. Ontiveros -- A Thirteenth Amendment agenda for the twenty-first century : of promises, power and precaution / Darrell A.H. Miller.

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In these original essays, America's leading historians and legal scholars reassess the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and its contemporary relevance to issues of liberty, justice, and equality. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, reasserting the radical, egalitarian dimensions of the Constitution. It laid the foundation for future civil rights and social justice legislation, yet subsequent reinterpretation and misappropriation has curbed more substantive change. With constitutional jurisprudence undergoing a revival, The Promises of Liberty</I.

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The Thirteenth Amendment revolutionized the Constitution, turning it in a more egalitarian direction. The Thirteenth Amendment turned the US away from chattel slavery, opening the path for radically different understandings of race and labor. The Promises of Liberty revisits that amendment, unearths its historical meanings, and assesses its contemporary significance. The book suggests that the amendment has lost some of its radical potential and been domesticated by its interpretation. This point is made vividly and persuasively in a chapter by David Brion Davis. Michael Vorenberg skillfully examines the role of the amendment in the era of Reconstruction. Risa L. Goluboff nicely describes the way that the amendment was understood in the period between the New Deal and Brown v. Board of Education. As with any edited collection, not all of the chapters here live up to the standards set by the three mentioned above. Nonetheless, this book is filled with high-quality historical scholarship and sophisticated political and social analysis. It is an important addition to the scholarship on an important aspect of America's constitutional heritage. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections. A. D. Sarat Amherst College

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Alexander Tsesis is a professor at the Loyola University School of Law. He is the author of We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law ; The Thirteenth Amendment and American Freedom ; and Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way for Harmful Social Movements .

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