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The Resource Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, (electronic resource)

Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, (electronic resource)

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Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America
Title
Birthright citizens
Title remainder
a history of race and rights in antebellum America
Statement of responsibility
Martha S. Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses. They faced formidable opposition, most notoriously from the US Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott. Still, Martha S. Jones explains, no single case defined their status. Former slaves studied law, secured allies, and conducted themselves like citizens, establishing their status through local, everyday claims. All along they argued that birth guaranteed their rights. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, and black Americans' aspirations were realized. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans
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UkCbUP
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Jones, Martha S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Race discrimination
Label
Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, (electronic resource)
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Jun 2018)
Contents
Introduction : rights of colored men : debating citizenship in antebellum America -- Being a native, and free born : race and rights in Baltimore -- Threats of removal : colonization, emigration, and the borders of belonging -- Aboard the Constitution : black sailors and citizenship at sea -- The city courthouse : everyday scenes of race and law -- Between the Constitution and the discipline of the church : making congregants citizens -- By virtue of unjust laws : black laws and the reluctant performance of rights -- To sue and be sued : courthouse claims and the contours of citizenship -- Confronting Dred Scott : seeing citizenship from Baltimore City -- Conclusion : rehearsals for Reconstruction : new citizens in a new era -- Epilogue : monuments to men
Control code
ssib035312348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316577165
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035312348
Label
Birthright citizens : a history of race and rights in antebellum America, Martha S. Jones, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Jun 2018)
Contents
Introduction : rights of colored men : debating citizenship in antebellum America -- Being a native, and free born : race and rights in Baltimore -- Threats of removal : colonization, emigration, and the borders of belonging -- Aboard the Constitution : black sailors and citizenship at sea -- The city courthouse : everyday scenes of race and law -- Between the Constitution and the discipline of the church : making congregants citizens -- By virtue of unjust laws : black laws and the reluctant performance of rights -- To sue and be sued : courthouse claims and the contours of citizenship -- Confronting Dred Scott : seeing citizenship from Baltimore City -- Conclusion : rehearsals for Reconstruction : new citizens in a new era -- Epilogue : monuments to men
Control code
ssib035312348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316577165
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035312348

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