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A Look at the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments

Slavery Abolished, Equal Protection Established

Series: The Constitution of the United States

By John Richard Conway, Esq.

Conway traces the evolution of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments that abolished slavery and gave African-American males citizenship in 1865. From their roots in the history of slavery through the controversial 1857 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case through the bloody battles of the American Civil War, Conway carries the reader on a step-by-step journey and provides context that surrounds these vital, important and fundamental amendments. Conway’s comprehensive book goes beyond the amendments’ ratification and gives the reader a history of how these amendments have been interpreted over time by society and the legal community and how they’ve been used as a foundation for extending the rights of African Americans and other minorities.

Library Ed.978-1-59845-070-5$34.60$25.95

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Tucson Unified School District, November 2008

"The writing is clear and pithy and presents the subject in an understandable . . . manner . . . useful for research and reports in middle and high school libraries."

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Booklist, posted January 13, 2009

"These thorough introductions to the title amendments will be useful resources for middle- and high-school researchers."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

". . . presents the history and evolution of the 13th and 14th amendments in a clear, dispassionate manner."

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