A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

A Companion to the United States Constitution and Its Amendments

by John R. Vile
     
 

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ISBN-10: 027594512X

ISBN-13: 9780275945121

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

As its title indicates, this text is designed as a companion for those studying and interested in understanding the United States Constitution. After an introductory chapter discussing the formation of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, 11 chapters analyze specific portions of the Constitution and

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As its title indicates, this text is designed as a companion for those studying and interested in understanding the United States Constitution. After an introductory chapter discussing the formation of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, 11 chapters analyze specific portions of the Constitution and its subsequent amendments in detail, with commentary following the relevant texts. Each chapter also contains a bibliography of books and cases useful for further study. Notably, this work provides information on key cases and historical events that are necessary to an understanding of the Constitution without, however, inundating readers with too many individual cases.As its title indicates, this text is designed as a companion for those studying and interested in understanding the United States Constitution. After an introductory chapter discussing the formation of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, and the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, 11 chapters analyze specific portions of the Constitution and its subsequent amendments in detail, with commentary following the relevant texts. Each chapter also contains a bibliography of books and cases useful for further study. Notably, this work provides information on key cases and historical events that are necessary to an understanding of the Constitution without, however, inundating readers with too many individual cases.This companion will be an excellent supplementary text for undergraduate courses in American Government and American Constitutional Law. It will also serve as an excellent basic reference on the Constitution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275945121
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
240

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Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with Ella Shohat, 1994), and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (1989). With Toby Miller, he is the editor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The Blackwell Companion to Film Theory (2000).

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