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
2 Pages Posted: 4 May 2010
Date Written: May 4, 1997
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.
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