Reviews for Civil Rights Act of 1964

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 6-10--These detailed examinations explain why each law was needed, describe how it was enacted, and analyze its legal and social legacies. Authors are objective and discuss the arguments made by the law's supporters and opponents, but they devote too much time to the "tick-tock" of the legislative process, except in Social Security, which details how various parts of the program work. The surfeit of detail makes for dryness and will discourage deep reading. All of the titles include average-quality photos and illustrations, sidebars, and extensive bibliographies. Additional purchases based upon the need for report materials.

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