Encyclopedia Of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, And Amending Issues / Edition 2

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Extensively revised and updated, the second edition of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789–2002 provides everything students of the Constitution might ever want to know about amendments and the amendment process.

This title provides background historical material on successful and unsuccessful amendments and an overview of the thousands of failed amendments, including a proposed constitution for a new "floating" concrete island in the Caribbean, to be named Oceana. Readers will also encounter people like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Everett Dirksen, and James Madison, who championed specific amendments. Influential thinkers such as William Penn, Thomas Jefferson, and Francis Lieber are cited for their roles in shaping our philosophical understanding of the amending process.

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"[A] comprehensive reference on key issues, people, and cases associated with U.S. constitutional amendments . . . essay-style entries that are readable, authoritative, and thorough . . . essays from the first edition have been revised and expanded, which gives the book a fresh, current tone. The contemporary slant is also evident in the book's citation of constitutional amendment proposals that have appeared over the Internet . . . scholarly approach will appeal to academic audiences. Recommended. Academic and large public libraries."



"Updating a 1996 title, this A–Z source now contains 100 new entries, increasing the total number of articles from 400 to more than 500. Like the previous edition, the new one covers 27 amendments as well as notable proposed amendments, along with relatied issues, individuals, organizations, and Supreme Court decisions, among other topics. A new 'A to Z List of Entries' makes a handy addition . . . This update is a useful and unique item for academic, public, and high-school libraries, even those owning the earlier edition."



"Anyone whose knowledge of U.S. constitutional amendments is limited to a passing familiarity with the Bill of Rights and some of the more salient of the other 16 existing amendments (one has been repealed) may be stunned to learn the vast scope of this topic as expounded in Vile's compendious encyclopedia . . . The entries are well written and provide source references (collected in a substantial bibliography at the end). Appendixes include tabular data on number of amendments by decade, 'most popular' amending proposals by year, as well as the text of the Constitution and its amendments. This work is highly recommended for academic libraries."


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851094288
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/20/2003
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 672
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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