New Books on Civil Rights
2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and I want to spotlight two forthcoming books that will mark that event. The first is Bruce Ackerman’s We, The People: The Civil Rights Revolution, which chronicles the entire Civil Rights Movement and is the third volume in his series on constitutional law. The other is Clay Risen’s The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act. I’m looking forward to reading them.