Origins of the Bill of Rights

ISBN-10: 0300089015

ISBN-13: 9780300089011

Edition: 1999

Authors: Leonard W. Levy
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Description: This work provides a history of the origins of the Bill of Rights. The author offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments of the Constitution and illuminates the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Leonard W. Levy was Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the Claremont Graduate School. He is editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Origins of the Fifth Amendment.

Preface
Chronology
Why We Have the Bill of Rights
Habeas Corpus
Bills of Attainder
The First Amendment: The Establishment Clause
The First Amendment: The Free Press Clause
The Right to Bear Arms
The Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure
The Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self-Incrimination
Double Jeopardy
The Double Jury System: Grand and Petty
The Eight Amendment
The Ninth Amendment: Unenumerated Rights
Appendix: Key Documents
Bibliography
Index
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