Books By Rebecca E. Zietlow

 

The Forgotten Emancipator

JAMES MITCHEL ASHLEY AND THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF RECONSTRUCTION

 

The Forgotten Emancipator

James Mitchel Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction

By Rebecca E. Zietlow

Congressman James M. Ashley, was a member of the House of Representatives from 1858 to 1868 and the main sponsor of the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution, which declared the institution of slavery unconstitutional. Rebecca E. Zietlow uses Ashley's life as a unique lens through which to explore the ideological origins of Reconstruction and the constitutional changes of this era. The book shows how Reconstruction not only expanded racial equality but also transformed the rights of workers throughout America.

 

 

 

ENFORCING EQUALITY

CONGRESS, THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

Enforcing Equality

Congress, the Constitution, and tHE protection of individual rights

By Rebecca E. Zietlow

 

 

 

The Greatest and the Grandest Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1866 from Reconstruction to today

The Greatest and the grandest act

The civil rights act of 1866 from reconstruction to today