Publication Date

1-1-1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Ducat, Craig R.

Department

Department of Political Science

Abstract

Even a brief examination of the history of the United States, the “Home of the Free,” and the “Land of Opportunity,” reveals that, for any number of practical purposes, the United States has been the home of the free as well as the home of the oppressed and the land of limited opportunity for all but a select few. Legislative innovations of the past few decades have gone far in attempting to alleviate some of the inequalities which plague our nation. However, many of these attempts, admirable as they may be, have fallen far short of their aims. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, for example, attacked legislatively protected racial discrimination. The status of non-white Americans, however, remains second class by many standards.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

29 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

The federal ERA : projected effects based on interpretation of state ERAs

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