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Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. (Ref. KF 4548 .E53 2000)

The Founders’ Constitution. (Ref. KF 4502 .F68 1987)

Constitutional Amendments, 1789 to the Present. (Ref. KF 4557 .C665 2000)

Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789-1995. (Ref. KF 4557 .V555 1996)

The Constitution and Its Amendments. (Ref. KF 4557 .C66 1999)

Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Present. (Ref. E 185.61 .E54 1992)

Encyclopedia of American Indian Civil Rights. (Ref. KF 8210 .C5 E53 1997)

Encyclopedia of Human Rights. (Ref. JC 571 .E67 1996)

International Encyclopedia of Human Rights. (Ref. JC 571 .M3243 2000)

Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945. (Ref. JC 571 .L2747 1999)

Civil Rights in the United States. (Ref. E 184 .A1 C47 2000)

Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights & Liberties. (Ref KF 4748 .E53 2006)

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties. (Ref. KF 4747.5 .E53 2006)


Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement. (Ref. E 185.61 .L84 1997)

The Constitutional Law Dictionary. (Ref. KF 4548.5 .C47)


The Civil Rights Struggle: Leaders in Profile. (E 185.96 .D38)

American Women Civil Rights Activists. (Ref. JC 599 .U5 H273 1993)


My Soul is a Witness: A Chronology of the Civil Rights Era, 1954-1965. (E 185.61 .C697 2000)

Civil Rights Chronicle: The African American Struggle for Freedom. (Ref. JC 599 .U5 C558 2003)


Student’s Guide to Landmark Congressional Laws on Civil Rights. (Ref. KF 4749 .P626 2002)

World Human Rights Guide. (Ref. JC 571 .H788 1986)

Civil Rights. (Ref. KF 4743.8 1970) - Major court decisions, federal legislation, extracts from congressional debates.

The Civil Rights Movement: References and Resources. (Ref. E 185.61 .A1 M8 1993)

International Handbook of Human Rights. (Ref. JC 571 .I587 1987)

A Practical Companion to the Constitution: How the Supreme Court Has Ruled on Issues from Abortion to Zoning. (Ref. KF 4548 .L54 1999)

Internet Resources


America Responds to Terrorism

Scroll down to Civil Liberties in Wartime and you will find these links:

  • The Patriot Act: What Is the Proper Balance Between National Security and Individual Rights? (NEW)
  • Wartime and the Bill of Rights: The Korematsu Case
  • Military Tribunals
  • Lincoln and the "Writ of Liberty"
  • The Palmer "Red Raids"
  • A "Clear and Present Danger"
  • The Alien and Sedition Acts: Defining American Freedom (NEW)
  • The Information Revolution: A Hypothetical Case
  • Do We Need a New Constitutional Convention?

People for the American Way

This is a very liberal organization. It has headlines and feature articles and off to the left you will see Defending Constitutional Liberties and Promoting Civil Rights and Equal Rights. Click on these and you will get other resources.

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights on the World Wide Web
No organization on this site but an alpha listing of sites.

You Can’t Say That! The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws.
This site contains excerpts from the author's book. Click on Chapter 7, which deals with public accommodations and the threat to private organizations and here are some of the sites you will find:

    Biography and articles: www.AEI.org
    Biography and links: en2.Wikipedia.org
    Conversation with Bork: www.UncommonKnowledge.org
    Quotes: www.ConservativeForum.org
    Manuscript Collection at Radford University: Lib.RUNet.edu
    Abner Mikva, "In Memoriam - Arthur J. Goldberg, The Practitioner": www.SupremeCourtHistory.org
    Biography: www.US-Israel.org
    Biography: www.SupremeCourtHistory.org
    Bibliography: IndyLaw.Indiana.edu
    Biography and other information: www.Oyez.org
Internet Law Library: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

This is an alpha arranged site, international in scope.

Yahoo’s Internet Censorship
This site deals exclusively with Internet censorship.

The Legal Information Institute
This site is from Cornell. Look at the navigation bar at the left as it will lead you to many topics, such as laws in various jurisdictions, court opinions, constitutions and codes, etc. Here are four sources from this site that merit special attention:

Each of these sites consists of an overview, federal statutory decisions, federal laws, federal and state judicial decisions, international conventions, important internet links and more.

First Amendment Center Covers speech,assembly,speech and press.

Guantanamo Bay
From the Defense Department


Human Rights and Civil Liberties Links
This is an alpha list of organizations, some documents too.


Core Documents of US Democracy

Constitution of the United States

Find Law
Good for full text of Supreme Court decisions back to 1999 and biographical information on justices. The court docket is also here.


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