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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 19th century,
  • African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 19th century,
  • Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Paul Finkelman.
SeriesRace, law, and American history, 1700-1990. The African-American experience ;, vol. 3, Race, law, and American history, 1700-1990., v. 3.
ContributionsFinkelman, Paul, 1949-
LC ClassificationsKF4757 .R33 1992 vol. 3
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 703 p. :
Number of Pages703
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1702980M
ISBN 100815305362
LC Control Number92004018

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