Liberty and Union A Constitutional History of the United States

ISBN-10: 0415892864

ISBN-13: 9780415892865

Edition: 2012

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Description: This, the concise edition of Liberty and Union, is an abridged constitutional history of the United States, designed for short single-semester courses, comprising the key topics from Volumes 1 and 2.Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological coverage with a thematic approach, offering critical analysis of core constitutional history topics, set in the political, social, and economic context that made them constitutional issues in the first place. Combining a thoughtful and balanced narrative with an authoritative stance on key issues, the authors deliberately explain the past in the light of the past, without imposing upon it the standards of later generations.Authored by two experienced professors in the field, this concise edition presents seminal topics while retaining the narrative flow of the two full original volumes. An accessible alternative to dense scholarly works, this textbook avoids unnecessary technical jargon, defines legal terms and historical personalities where appropriate, and makes explicit connections between constitutional themes and historical events. For students in a short undergraduate or postgraduate constitutional history course, or anyone with a general interest in constitutional developments, this book will be essential reading.Useful features include:Full glossary of legal terminologyRecommended readingA table of casesExtracts from primary documentsCompanion websiteUseful documents provided:Declaration of IndependenceArticles of ConfederationConstitution of the United States of AmericaChronological list of Supreme Court justices

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Book details

List price: $109.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/28/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 728
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

English and Colonial Origins
Independence and Nationhood
A More Perfect Union
Launching the New Government
Jeffersonian Republicanism
John Marshall and Judicial Nationalism
Majority Rule and Sectional Rights
More Power to the States
Slavery and the Constitution
The Crisis of the Union
Reconstructing the Nation
Promises Betrayed
Property Rights and Judicial Activism
Progressivism and the New Nationalism
World War I and the Constitution
Normalcy and Reaction
The New Deal Revolution
The New Constitutionalism
World War II and the Constitution
The Era of the Cold War
Earl Warren Takes the Helm
A Decade of Change and Progress
The New Judicial Activism
Nationalizing Criminal Due Process
An Era of Discord and Crisis
Progress on First Amendment Rights
Civil Rights and Affirmative Action
Protecting Individual Liberty
Criminal Due Process after Warren
Civilizing the Death Penalty
Politics and the Constitution
The New Millennium
The Roberts Court
Recommended Reading
Appendices
Table of Cases
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