Civil Rights & Civil Liberties


 
Corey L. Brettschneider
Civil Rights and Liberties: Cases and Readings in Constitutional Law and American Democracy
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Aspen
John Locke
Locke: Two Treatises of Government (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
3rd
Cambridge University Press
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
1st
Cambridge University Press
Charles de Montequieu
Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
1st
Cambridge University Press
David Hume
Hume: Political Essays (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
1st
Cambridge University Press
Thomas Paine
Paine: Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
2nd
Cambridge University Press
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay
The Federalist: with Letters of Brutus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
1st
Cambridge University Press
J.S.Mill
J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
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Cambridge University Press

40% - Major Paper
30% - In-Class and Online Discussion
30% - Shared Summaries

Introduction: What are Civil Rights and Civil Liberties?

Interpretation

Scalia / 1989 / “Originalism: The Lesser Evil”*
Ely /1981 / “Democracy and Distrust”*
Dworkin / 1997 / “Freedom’s Law”*
Brennan / 1985 / “Contemporary Ratification”*
Posner / 1998 /“Against Constitutional Theory”*
Sunstein / 2007 / “Incompletely Theorized Agreements”*

Documentation

1213 / The Magna Carta
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/magna_carta/translation.html

1620 / The Mayflower Compact
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/mayflower.asp

1628 / The Petition of Right
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1600-1650/petition-of-right-1628.php

1629 / The Charter of Freedoms and Exemptions
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Charter_of_Freedoms_and_Exemptions

Williams / 1644 / “A Plea for Religious Liberty”*

1649 / The Levellers Standard
http://www.rogerlovejoy.co.uk/philosophy/diggers/diggers2.htm

1649 / The Maryland Act of Toleration
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1600-1650/the-maryland-toleration-act-1649.php

1653 / The Instrument of Government of the Commonwealth
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1653intrumentgovt.asp

1679 / The Habeas Corpus Act
http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/mod/1679habeascorp.asp

Locke / 1689 / The Two Treatises of Government

Locke / 1689 / “A Letter Concerning Toleration”*

1689 / The Declaration of Right
http://history.hanover.edu/texts/decright.html

1689 / The English Bill of Rights
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp

Montesquieu / 1748 / The Spirit of the Laws

Hume / 1758 / Essays Political

Rousseau / 1762 / The Social Contract

Paine / 1776 / Common Sense

Paine / 1776 / The American Crisis

Mason / 1776 / The Virginia Declaration of Rights
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/virginia.asp 

Madison / 1785 / Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments*
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/presidents/james-madison/memorial-and-remonstrance-1785.php

Jefferson / 1786 / The Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=1357

Hamilton, Madison, and Jay / 1787-1788 / The Federalist Papers / Papers 1 through 58

Yates / 1787-1788 / The Brutus Papers

1787-1788 / The Constitution of the United States of America*

1791 / The American Bill of Rights*

Paine / 1791-1792 / Rights of Man

Paine / 1794 / The Age of Reason

1798 / The Alien and Sedition Acts
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/alien.asp
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1786-1800/the-sedition-act-of-1798.php

1798 / The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1786-1800/virginia-resolution-1798.php
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1786-1800/kentucky-resolution-1799.php

Jefferson / 1802 / “The Wall of Separation” Letter (Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association)*

Garrison / 1832 / “On the Constitution and the Union”*

Thoreau / 1846 / Civil Disobedience
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/WALDEN/Essays/civil.html

1848 / The Seneca Falls Declaration
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1826-1850/the-seneca-falls-declaration-1848.php

Truth / 1850 / Ain’t I a Woman?
http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/primarysources/the-narrative-of-sojourner.html

Douglass/ 1852 / “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”*

Lincoln / 1858 / “A House Divided”*

Mill / 1858 / On Liberty

Mill / 1861 / Utilitarianism

Lincoln / 1863 / The Emancipation Proclamation
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/emancipa.asp

1865 / The 13th Amendment*

1866 / The Civil Rights Act of 1866
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1866

1868 / The 14th Amendment*

1870 / The 15th Amendment*

Spooner / 1873 / “Vices Are Not Crimes”
http://www.lysanderspooner.org/VicesAreNotCrimes.htm

Bryan / 1896 / “The Cross of Gold”
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1876-1900/william-jennings-bryan-cross-of-gold-speech-july-8-1896.php

1920 / The 19th Amendment*

Meiklejohn / 1948 / Free Speech and Its Relation to Self-Government*

Eisenhower / 1957 / Executive Order 10730
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=89

Black / 1960 / “The Bill of Rights”*

1960 / “Heed Their Rising Voices”
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/exhibit/section4/detail/heed-rising-voices-transcript.html

Kennedy / 1960 / Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/ALL6YEBJMEKYGMCntnSCvg.aspx

1961 / The 23rd Amendment*

King / 1963 / “I Have a Dream”
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/documents/1951-/martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-speech-august-28-1963.php

King / 1963 / “Letter From the Birmingham Jail”
http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Kennedy / 1963 / Report to the American People on Civil Rights
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/LH8F_0Mzv0e6Ro1yEm74Ng.aspx

X / 1964 / “The Ballot or the Bullet”
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/the-ballot-or-the-bullet/

1964 / The Civil Rights Act of 1964
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=97

Johnson / 1965 / “To Fulfill These Rights”*

1965 / The Voting Rights Act of 1965


1971 / The 26th Amendment*

Ely / 1980 / Democracy and Distrust*

MacKinnon / 1985 / “Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech”*

Mansbridge / 1986 / Why We Lost the ERA*

Marshall / 1987 / “The Bicentennial Speech”*