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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences.

In countries that have victimized certain groups in society, this means emancipation, elimination of segregation, equity, and equality of access to the services and institutions of society....

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Civil Rights

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

“Civil rights” is not a term precisely defined, even by lawyers. A legal dictionary equates civil rights with personal, natural

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Civil Rights

Michal Belknap.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 8151 words.

“Civil rights” is not a term precisely defined, even by lawyers. A legal dictionary equates civil rights with personal, natural

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Civil Rights

in The Oxford Companion to American Politics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 5781 words.

The terms “civil rights” and “civil liberties” often are used interchangeably in American political rhetoric about individual freedom, but they

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civil rights

John J. Patrick, Richard M. Pious and Donald A. Ritchie.

in The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

January 1993; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics. 1493 words.

Civil rights and civil liberties often mean the same thing. The words are frequently used interchangeably to signify the protection

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civil rights

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 157 words.

Rights conferred legally upon the individual by the state. There is no universal conception of civil rights. The modern use

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Civil Rights

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

[This entry contains three subentries dealing with civil rights from 1619 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of

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Civil Rights

Sam Hitchmough and Paul Finkelman.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 12928 words.

[This entry contains three subentries dealing with civil rights from 1619 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of

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Civil Rights

William L. Pollard.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 7488 words.

Civil rights are rooted in the English laws that tried to protect citizens from abuses by the state. As the

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Civil Rights.

Mark Tushnet.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 1614 words.

The concept of civil rights has changed dramatically since it first became a central idea in political discussions in the

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CIVIL RIGHTS

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law. 1691 words.

The concept of civil rights has changed dramatically since it first became a central idea in political discussions in the

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Civil Rights

Sam Hitchmough and Paul Finkelman.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 12928 words.

[This entry contains three subentries dealing with civil rights from 1619 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of the topic during the colonial period through the American...

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civil rights

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 403 words.

Commonly viewed as an Americanism, civil rights actually dates back to 16th-century BrE. After two centuries of sporadic use, it

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Civil Rights

David Cunningham and Nicole Fox.

in Sociology

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9993 words.

Unlike many standard sociological concepts, “civil rights” is rarely interrogated as a phenomenon sui generis or in relation to other categories of rights, and instead is typically invoked...

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Civil Rights

Rex Martin.

in A System of Rights

May 1997; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 14970 words.

Civil rights are universal rights, rights that hold good for all citizens or all persons in a given society; on the assumption that rights are beneficial to the holder, civil rights are...

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civil rights

Garrett W Brown, Iain McLean and Alistair McMillan.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; International Relations. 1041 words.

The political, social, and economic rights that each citizen has by virtue of simply being a citizen, and which are usually upheld by law. The meaning of the phrase is shaded by its...

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Civil Rights

William L. Pollard.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Practical Ethics; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7487 words.

Civil rights are rooted in the English laws that tried to protect citizens from abuses by the state. As the United States matured as a democracy, so did its citizens. Since World War II,...

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Civil Rights*

Richard B. Lillich.

in Human Rights in International Law

June 1986; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law. 29456 words.

This chapter, as its title indicates, is not intended to be a comprehensive map of all international human rights norms. Rather, as befits a contribution to a volume whose principal purpose...

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civil rights

Miquel Porta.

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Public Health and Epidemiology. 78 words.

The rights guaranteed in the US to all individuals by the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments to the US Constitution and by subsequent acts of Congress. Civil rights include civil...

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Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 516 words.

The rights of any individual to be treated as an equal and with dignity, regardless of ethnic or racial background, gender and sexuality, or any other defining characteristic. The most...

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Civil Rights

Pamela Grundy.

in Color and Character

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9652 words.

Examines the ways that growing up in a supportive, ambitious community spurred Charlotte's young African Americans to question and then challenge inequality.Highlights key moments in...

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