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For more than 40 years the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the world. Each volume includes approximately 70 events with well over 100 documents from the previous year, from official or other influential reports and surveys, to speeches from leaders and opinion makers, to court cases, legislation, testimony, and much more. Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents is preceded by a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the event. ...

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EARL WARREN AND CIVIL RIGHTS: December 11, 1972
Introduction

As Chief Justice from 1953 until his retirement in 1969, Earl Warren presided over one of the most controversial and activist Supreme Courts in the nation's history.

Under Warren's direction, the Court ventured into the touchy areas of ...

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