Civil Rights Act of 1866
ENCYCLOPEDIA DICTIONARY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, p. 43, Lawrence H. Peters, Charles R. Greer, Stuart A. Youngblood, eds., Blackwell, 1997
2 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010
Date Written: May 4, 1997
This encyclopedia entry, for the Civil Rights Act of 1866, describes the historical context as well as the substantive language of the statute. Enacted in the aftermath of the Civil War, and over the veto of President Andrew Johnson, the law targeted emancipated slaves, and provided that everyone born in the United States was a full citizen. The author describes its enforcement and legal theories of redress for violations.
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