The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

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by Akhil Reed Amar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300082770

ISBN-13: 9780300082777

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

A leading scholar of law delivers an incisive and brilliant new account of the Bill of Rights and explodes conventional wisdom about our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar not only illuminates the text, structure, and history of the 1789 Bill but also argues that its present character owes more to antislavery activists of the Reconstruction era than to the…  See more details below

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A leading scholar of law delivers an incisive and brilliant new account of the Bill of Rights and explodes conventional wisdom about our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar not only illuminates the text, structure, and history of the 1789 Bill but also argues that its present character owes more to antislavery activists of the Reconstruction era than to the Founding Fathers who created the Bill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082777
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
602,502
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. ICreation
1First Things First3
2Our First Amendment20
3The Military Amendments46
4Searches, Seizures, and Takings64
5Juries81
6The Popular-Sovereignty Amendments119
Pt. IIReconstruction
7Antebellum Ideas137
8The Reconstruction Amendment: Text163
9The Reconstruction Amendment: History181
10Refining Incorporation215
11Reconstructing Rights231
12A New Birth of Freedom284
Afterword295
AppAmendments I-X and XIV309
Notes313
Index397

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The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is PERFECT for young adults that need to learn more about government efore they get to start voting!