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100 1 Foner, Eric,|d1943-|eauthor.
245 14 The second founding :|bhow the Civil War and
Reconstruction remade the Constitution /|cEric Foner.
246 30 How the Civil War and Reconstruction remade the
250 First edition.
264 1 New York, NY :|bW.W. Norton & Company, Inc.,|c
264 4 |c©2019
300 xxix, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
|billustrations ;|c25 cm
336 still image|bsti|2rdacontent
386 |mOccupation/field of activity group:|nocc|aHistorians
386 |mGender group:|ngdr|aMen|2lcdgt
386 |mOccupation/field of activity group:|nocc|aJournalists
386 |mNational/regional group:|nnat|aNew Yorkers (New York
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-205) and
505 00 |tIntroduction: Origins of the Second Founding --|tWhat is
Freedom?: The Thirteenth Amendment --|tToward Equality:
The Fourteenth Amendment --|tThe Right to Vote: The
Fifteenth Amendment --|tJustice and Jurisprudence --
520 From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar comes a timely
history of the constitutional changes that built equality
into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have
been shaken over time.
520 The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an
American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the
subsequent adoption of three consitutional amendments to
establish that ideal as American law. The Reconstruction
amendments abolished slavery, guaranteed all persons due
process and equal protection of the law, and equipped
black men with the right to vote. They established the
principle of birthright citizenship and guaranteed the
privileges and immunities of all citizens. The federal
government, not the states, was charged with enforcement,
reversing the priority of the original Constitution and
the Bill of Rights. In grafting the principle of equality
onto the Constitution, these revolutionary changes marked
the second founding of the United States. Eric Foner's
compact, insightful history traces the arc of these
pivotal amendments from their dramatic origins in pre-
Civil War mass meetings of African-American "colored
citizens" and in Republican party politics to their
virtual nullification in the late nineteenth century. A
series of momentous decisions by the Surpreme Court
narrowed the rights guaranteed in the amendments, while
the state actively undermined them. The Jim Crow system
was the result. Again today there are serious political
challenges to birthright citizenship, voting rights, due
process, and equal protection of the law. Like all great
works of history, this one informs our understanding of
the present as well as the past: knowledge and vigilance
are always necessary to secure our basic rights. --|cFrom
546 Text in English.
610 10 United States.|tConstitution.|n13th-15th Amendments.
611 27 American Civil War (1861-1865)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01351658
630 07 Constitution (United States)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01356075
648 7 1800-1899|2fast
650 0 Constitutional history|zUnited States|y19th century.
650 0 Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)|xInfluence.
650 7 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Constitutions.|2bisacsh
650 7 HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
650 7 POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Legislative
650 7 Constitutional history.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00875777
650 7 Legislation.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00995636
650 7 Constitutional history|zUnited States.|2sears
650 7 Reconstruction (1865-1876)|2sears
651 0 United States|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865|xLaw and
651 7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155
651 7 United States|xHistory|y1861-1865, Civil War.|2sears
655 7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628
776 08 |iOnline version:|aFoner, Eric, 1943-|tSecond founding.
|bFirst edition.|dNew York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company,