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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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Suggested Reading

Abraham, Henry J. Freedom and the Court. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Abraham analyzes the effects of the Supreme Court on civil rights and civil liberties.

Anderson, Terry H. The Pursuit of Fairness: The History of Affirmative Action. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Anderson presents an objective study of a very controversial policy.

Heymann, Philip B., and Juliette N. Kayyem. Protecting Liberty in an Age of Terror. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005.

Heymann and Kayyem offer specific recommendations about how to balance national security and civil liberties.

Howard, John R. The Shifting Wind. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Howard explores civil rights decisions by the Supreme Court from the Civil War until the 1950s.

Hull, N. E. H., and Peter Charles Hoffer. Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2001.

The authors present a comprehensive account of the battles over abortion rights.

Leone, Richard C., and Anrig Greg, Jr., eds. The War on Our Freedoms: Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism. New York: Public Affairs, 2003.

This collection of essays by experts in a variety of fields discusses the effects of the War on Terror on American civil liberties.

Useful Websites

www.aclu.org

The American Civil Liberties Union is the most prominent—and the most controversial—civil liberties group in the United States.

www.cdt.org

The Center for Democracy and Technology provides information on how the spread of technology affects privacy.

www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html

This site is an excellent source for information on Supreme Court decisions, including ones concerning civil rights and civil liberties.

www.naacp.org

Homepage for the National Organization for the Advancement of Colored People, a crucial organization in the end of segregation.

www.nclr.org

The National Council of La Raza is an organization that works to improve the lives of Hispanics, including fighting for civil rights.

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