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Origins of the Bill of Rights
     

Origins of the Bill of Rights

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by Leonard W. Levy
 

ISBN-10: 0300078021

ISBN-13: 9780300078022

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this fascinating history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition

Overview

In this fascinating history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078022
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Yale Contemporary Law Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Chronology xi
Why We Have the Bill of Rights
1(43)
Habeas Corpus
44(24)
Bills of Attainder
68(11)
The First Amendment: The Establishment Clause
79(24)
The First Amendment: The Free Press Clause
103(30)
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
133(17)
The Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure
150(30)
The Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self-Incrimination
180(23)
Double Jeopardy
203(7)
The Double Jury System: Grand and Petty
210(21)
The Eighth Amendment
231(10)
The Ninth Amendment: Unenumerated Rights
241(20)
Appendix: Key Documents 261(36)
Bibliography 297(2)
Index 299

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