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Robert H. Freilich and Richard G. Carlisle have collected sixteen essays from Volumes 11 through 15 of The Urban Lawyer-the journal which has most consistently followed developments in the law of section 1983-and published them as Section 1983: Sword and Shield. Prepared for the Section of Urban, State, and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association, this helpful volume provides a contemporary history of the development of the 1871 Civil Rights Act, from which section 1983 was derived.