O'Brien, Christine Neylon. “Civil Rights Act of 1871”. Edited by Cary L. Cooper, Chris Argyris, and William H. Starbuck. Blackwell encyclopedia of management, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/1520.
This encyclopedia entry describes the historical context of the Reconstruction-era law, as well as its intended purpose. The statute establishes redress for civil rights violations at the state and municipal levels. This entry also features a bibliography and suggested readings.