Constructing Civil Liberties by Ken I. Kersch
Discontinuities in the Development of American Constitutional Law

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This account of the development of the Supreme Court's modern civil liberties and rights jurisprudence argues that the courts' supposed "new concern" for "personal freedoms" (after the New Deal) actually developed as the outgrowth of a sequence of highly particular progressive-reformist ideological currents that formed the modern American state. The book's theoretically-informed account of key paths of constitutional development thus weaves American political thought, American political development, and constitutional law together.

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Published August 2, 2004 by Cambridge University Press. 404 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The black elite and, to a lesser extent, black workers embraced labor unionism, in part because they were swept up in the ideological currents of the times and in part because the emerging coalition between government and labor unions seemed too strong to resist.

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