Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The bill of the century
An idea whose time has come

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen- The Civil Rights Act of 1964, “the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history,” is the focus of this book. 342.7308 R492b *quoted from the publisher’s summary

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Todd Purdum- Purdum writes about the story behind the writing and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 342.7308 P985i

Equal: Women Reshape American Law by Fred Strebeigh-In addition to women like Sandra Day O’Connor and Anita Hill, this book includes the story of a widowed father who fought for and won the right to have Social Security benefits for himself and his son. His lawyer was Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  342.7308 S914e

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