Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Year, New Resources – Civil Rights

This week, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are highlighting a few new books in our collection that address Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights movement. These books focus on a range of issues and time spans, and they reflect just a few of the works on this important topic that we have available for our students, faculty, alumni, and friends.

Martin Luther King Jr. and The Morality Of Legal Practice : Lessons In Love And Justice (2013)
Author: Robert K. Vischer

This book addresses the work of attorneys in the context of one’s moral code, in comparison with how Martin Luther King Jr.’s work was premised on his own moral code.

Sharing The Prize : The Economics Of The Civil Rights Revolution In The American South (2013)
Author: Gavin Wright

The author, a Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University, delves into the economic impact of the civil rights movement upon the American South and the people who live and work there.

Ain't Scared Of Your Jail : Arrest, Imprisonment, and The Civil Rights Movement (2013)
Author: Zoe A. Colley

The author looks at the choice of civil rights organizations to use the strategy of deliberate imprisonment during the civil rights movement and the effectiveness of the strategy in bringing attention to the cause.

Civil Rights In The Shadow Of Slavery : The Constitution, Common Law, And The Civil Rights Act Of 1866 (2013)
Author: George Rutherglen

The discussion in this book centers upon the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 within its historical context, and to where the road of jurisprudence that evolved from that Act has led us, as a nation, in the present day.

We’ll post about more new resources for the new year soon.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.

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