Civil Rights Act of 1871

ENCYCLOPEDIA DICTIONARY OF HUMAN RESOURC MANAGEMENT, p. 43, Lawrence H. Peters, Charles R. Greer, Stuart A. Youngblood, eds., Blackwell, 1997

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Christine Neylon O'Brien

Boston College - Carroll School of Management

Date Written: May 4, 1997

Abstract

This encyclopedia entry, for the Civil Rights Act of 1871, describes the historical context as well as the substantive language of the statute. Enacted in the aftermath of the Civil War, the law provided equitable remedies for citizens whose civil rights had been violated by those acting under the authority of the state. The author describes its enforcement and legal theories of redress for violations.

Suggested Citation

O'Brien, Christine Neylon, Civil Rights Act of 1871 (May 4, 1997). ENCYCLOPEDIA DICTIONARY OF HUMAN RESOURC MANAGEMENT, p. 43, Lawrence H. Peters, Charles R. Greer, Stuart A. Youngblood, eds., Blackwell, 1997 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1600347

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