Civic myths : a law-and-literature approach to citizenship /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Thomas, Brook, 1947- (Author)
Format: Online
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2007]
Series:Cultural studies of the United States.
Legal classics library.
UNC Press law publications.
Civil rights and social justice.
Online Access:HeinOnline Legal Classics Library
HeinOnline UNC Press Law Publications
HeinOnline Civil Rights and Social Justice
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: working on/with civic myths
  • The scarlet letter: the good citizen, transgression, and civil society
  • "The man without a country": the patriotic citizen, Lincoln, and civil liberties
  • Ex parte Milligan: civil liberties v. civil rights
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: the independent citizen, mugwumpery, and civil rights
  • China men: the immigrant citizen, Wong Kim Ark, and civil talk
  • Conclusion: keeping discussions of U.S. citizenship open.