Machine That Would Go of Itself The Constitution in American Culture

ISBN-10: 141280583X
ISBN-13: 9781412805834
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 4/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Michael Gedaliah Kammen was born in Rochester, New York on October 25, 1936. He received a bachelor's degree in history from George Washington University and master's and doctoral degrees in history from Harvard University. He was a professor of American history and culture at Cornell University since 1965. He wrote numerous books including A Season of Youth, A Machine That Would Go of Itself, Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture, Visual Shock, and Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials. He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for history for People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization. He died on November 29, 2013 at the age of 77.

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
List of Illustrations
Forethoughts
Acknowledgments
The Problem of Constitutionalism in American Culture
The Most Wonderful Instrument Ever Drawn by the Hand of Man
To Make the Constitution a Practical System
All That Gives Us a National Character
The Constitution Threatens to Be a Subject of Infinite Sects
A Machine That Would Go of Itself
On This Day, One Hundred Years Ago
The American and the British Constitution Are Two Entirely Different Things
The Crisis in Constitutionalism
America Is Always Talking About Its Constitution
God Knows How Dearly We Need a Constitutional Revival
Decisions Are Politics When Constitutional Questions Are Up for Decision
My God! Making a Racket out of the Constitution
The Pendulum of Public Opinion
Illegal Defiance of Constitutional Authority
Our Bill of Rights Is Under Subtle and Pervasive Attack
The Public Got Strange and Distorted Views of the Court and Its Rulings
It's What Holds Us All Together
A Note on the Sources
A Supplementary Note on Iconography
"A Constitution for the New Deal"
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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