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Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience

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Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience

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From the personal library of Forbes Hill, this short book by then-Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Abe Fortas considers the constitutional allowances for nonviolent civil disobedience in the United States, particularly in view of contemporary civil rights movements. (Selections - full volume available from Queens College archives)

Subject

Government, Resistance to--United States
Civil rights--United States
Civil disobedience--United States

Creator

Fortas, Abe

Source

ForbesHillCollection.Box1.Folder31

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1968

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Language

English

Type

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Coverage

New York (N.Y.)

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A SIGNET SPECIAL BROADSIDE #3*D3581*50c

Abe Fortas
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE,
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

CONCERNING DISSENT AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

"WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TO VIOLENCE"
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This is an unprecedented work, arriving at a time when the nation is shocked at the findings of the Riot Commission Report, the death of Dr. King, and the flare-up of violence across the country.
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Justice Abe Fortas believes that America has a constructive alternative to violence. He explains what this alternative is as he carefully defines both the limits and the scope of permissible dissent and civil disobedience. He describes the crucial, creative role these non-violent principles must play in today's revolutionary America.

"The protected weapons of protest, dissent, criticism, and peaceable assembly are enormously powerful. Largely as a result of their use by Negroes, the present social revolution was launched."

BROADSIDE: "A vigorous, effective attack . . . a political message." Webster

In the tradition of the American Revolutionary press the Publisher presents CONCERNING DISSENT AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

"[Dr. Marin Luther King] said that many Negroes would disobey 'unjust laws.' These he defined as laws which a minority is compelled to observe, but which are not binding on the majority. He said that this must be done openly and peacefully, and that those who do it must accept the penalty imposed by the law. This is 'civil disobedience' in a great classic tradition."

Photo by: CHASE LTD.

CONCERNING DISSENT AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
is an unprecedented publishing event in response to extraordinary times. The author is an eminent authority who sits on the most [illegible] constitutional court in the land, the Supreme Court of the United States. He gives us his reasonings and conclusions, in non-technical language, on the limits of lawful civil disobedience. He tells us how non-violent dissent can successfully achieve revolutionary goals within the law, institutions, and traditions of our democratic society.

BROADSIDE: "A vigorous, effective attack . . . a political message." Webster
In the tradition of the American Revolutionary press the Publisher presents CONCERNING DISSENT AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.

cover printed in U.S.A.

Original Format

Paper
Paperback Book
5.25 x 7.5 inches (133 x 191 mm)

Citation

Fortas, Abe, “Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience ,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/333.

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