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Origins of American Constitutionalism

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ISBN-10: 0807115061

ISBN-13: 9780807115060

Edition: N/A

Authors: Donald S. Lutz

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In The Origins of American Constitutionalism, Donald S. Lutz challenges the prevailing notion that the United States Constitution was either essentially inherited from the British or simply invented by the Federalists in the summer of 1787. His political theory of constitutionalism acknowledges the contributions of the British and the Federalists. Lutz also asserts, however, that the U.S. Constitution derives in form and content from a tradition of American colonial characters and documents of political foundation that began a century and a half prior to 1787.Lutz builds his argument around a close textual analysis of such documents as the Mayflower Compact, the Fundamental Orders of…    
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English