Legislative and Judicial History of the Fifteenth Amendment
Mathews, John. Legislative and Judicial History of the Fifteenth Amendment. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1909. x, 11-126 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-176-3. Cloth. $60. * Originally published as Series XXVII, Nos. 6-7, Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science under the Direction of the Departments of History, Political Economy, and Political Science. Examines in detail the legal history of the fifteenth amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed the right to vote to all races. Includes a description of the legislation as it appeared before individual states, and a final judicial interpretation of the amendment. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 378.
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