Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction

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Drawing on her prizewinning book, Masur explains how, in the antebellum period, Black and white northerners came together to demand racial equality in civil rights, moving their ideas from the margins of politics to the mainstream and ultimately shaping the nation’s first federal civil rights measures: the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the 14th Amendment.


African American Civil Rights

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