By Paul Finkelman
This Encyclopedia on American background and legislation is the 1st dedicated to analyzing the problems of civil liberties and their relevance to significant present occasions whereas supplying a ancient context and a philosophical dialogue of the evolution of civil liberties.
Coverage contains the normal civil liberties: freedom of speech, press, faith, meeting, and petition. furthermore, it additionally covers issues similar to privateness, the rights of the accused, and nationwide defense. Alphabetically geared up for ease of entry, the articles diversity in size from 250 phrases for a short biography to 5,000 phrases for in-depth analyses. Entries are prepared round the following themes:
- organizations and executive bodies
- legislation and legislative motion, statutes, and acts
- historical overviews
- themes, concerns, options, and events.
The Encyclopedia of yankee Civil Liberties is an important reference for college kids and researchers in addition to for the overall reader to assist higher comprehend the area we are living in today.