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Liberty and union : a constitutional history of the United States

McManus, Edgar J. (Author). Helfman, Tara, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780415892827 (v. 1 : hbk)
  • ISBN: 0415892821 (v. 1 : hbk)
  • ISBN: 9780415892834 (v. 1 : pbk)
  • ISBN: 041589283X (v. 1 : pbk)
  • ISBN: 9780203435878 (v. 1 : ebk)
  • ISBN: 9780415892841 (v. 2 : hbk)
  • ISBN: 0415892848 (v. 2 : hbk)
  • ISBN: 9780415892858 (v. 2 : pbk)
  • ISBN: 0415892856 (v. 2 : pbk)
  • ISBN: 9780203436318 (v. 2 : ebk)
  • ISBN: 0203435877 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 9780203435878 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 1136756604 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781136756603 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1136757236 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781136757235 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1136757163 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781136757167 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Vol. 1: English and colonial origins -- Independence and nationhood -- A more perfect union -- Launching the new government -- Jeffersonian republicanism -- John Marshall and judicial nationalism -- Majority rule and sectional rights -- More power to the states -- Slavery and the Constitution -- The crisis of the union -- Reconstructing the nation -- Promises betrayed -- Property rights and judicial activism -- Vol. 2: Progressivism and the new nationalism -- World War I and the Constitution -- Normalcy and reaction -- The New Deal revolution -- The new constitutionalism -- World War II and the Constitution -- The era of the Cold War -- Earl Warren takes the helm -- A decade of change and progress -- The new judicial activism -- Nationalizing criminal due process -- And era of discord and crisis -- Progress on first amendment rights -- Civil rights and affirmative action -- Protecting individual liberty -- Criminal due process after Warren -- Civilizing the death penalty -- Politics and the Constitution -- The new millennium -- The Roberts court.
Subject: Constitutional history United States

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Liberty and Union : A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1
Liberty and Union : A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1
by McManus, Edgar J.; Helfman, Tara
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Liberty and Union : A Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 1

This, the first of two volumes of Liberty and Union , is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Anglo-American origins of the Constitution through the colonial and antebellum periods, to the Civil War and the consequent restructuring of the nation. Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological coverage with a thematic approach, offering critical analysis of core constitutional history topics, set in the political, social, and economic context that made them constitutional issues in the first place. Combining a thoughtful and balanced narrative with an authoritative stance on key issues, the authors explain the past in the light of the past, without imposing upon it the standards of later generations. Authored by two experienced professors of History and Law this textbook has been thoughtfully constructed to offer an accessible alternative to dense scholarly works - avoiding unnecessary technical jargon, defining legal terms and historical personalities where appropriate, and making explicit connections between constitutional themes and historical events. For students in an undergraduate or postgraduate constitutional history course, or anyone with a general interest in constitutional developments, this book will be essential reading. Useful features include: Full glossary of legal terminology Recommended reading A table of cases Extensive supporting artwork Companion website Useful documents provided: Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Constitution of the United States of America Chronological list of Supreme Court justices
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