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The pursuit of equality in American history / J.R. Pole.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0520032861

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Subjects Civil rights -- United States -- History.
Civil rights.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional history.
Derechos civiles -- EE. UU. -- Historia.
Droits de l'homme -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
EE. UU. -- Historia constitucional.
Equality before the law -- United States -- History.
Equality before the law.
Égalité devant la loi -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
États-Unis -- Histoire constitutionnelle.
Geschichte.
Gleichheit.
Ideengeschichte.
USA.
United States.
Verfassungsrecht.
Series Jefferson memorial lectures.
Description xv, 380 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The demand for equality has given the cutting edge to nearly every important movement of social protest in American history. Together with individual liberty, equality is the central moral and ideological commitment of the American Republic, the prime reason given in the Declaration of Independence for the nation's right to independent existence. The author seeks the meanings attached to the idea of equality by the people who have influenced policy and shaped the discussion from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. He identifies certain conceptual categories, or levels of awareness: equality before the law, equality of political power, equality of religion and conscience, equality of opportunity, equality of sex, and equality of esteem. The emergence and interplay of these themes are then examines in the great historic controversies over two centuries: the American revolution itself, agrarian and commercial rivalries, economic advance and banking in the Jacksonian era, slavery and race, the rise of trusts and the decline of equality of opportunity, and the complex issues of religion, immigration, and assimilation. -- from Book Jacket.
Contents The idea of equality in a hostile world -- The meanings of a self-evident truth -- Religion and conscience: do good fences make good neighbors? -- The emergence of religious pluralism -- The constitutional aegis and the emergence of individualism -- Equality and political community: who are the people of the United States? -- More separate than equal -- Opportunity, race and the concept of pluralism -- Remaking the constitutional environment -- Sex: where equality is not identity -- An incomplete revolution.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3740197
(OCoLC)ocm03740197
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pole, J. R.
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