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The Origins of the American Constitution

A Documentary History

by Michael Kammen

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • United States,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • United States - Colonial Period,
  • Civil Procedure,
  • History / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800),
  • History - General History,
  • Constitutional history,
  • Sources

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9302009M
    ISBN 100140087443
    ISBN 109780140087444

    In The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War, the author portrays a legal culture wherein one could just as easily substitute the word “constitution” in Lincoln’s ruminations. Conlin shows how the Framers’ construction of the United States’ not-quite-sacred text made the war foreordained from the foundations of the country. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution Woody Holton, Author. Hill & Wang $30 (p) ISBN Holton’s book, to the power of global corporations and of wealth.

    Book - Americans - McDougall Littel. Ch 1 Exploration and the Colonial Era. The Americas, West Africa and Europe - pg. 4. Spanish North America - pg. Early British Colonies - pg. Colonies come of Age - pg. Ch 2 Revolution and Early Republic. Colonial Resistance and Rebellion - pg.   In The Origins of American Constitutionalism, Donald S. Lutz challenges the prevailing notion that the United States Constitution was either essentially inherited from the British or simply invented by the Federalists in the summer of His political theory of constitutionalism acknowledges the contributions of the British and the : Louisiana State University Press.

    The Constitution of the United States Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do.   Woody Holton. Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution. New York: Hill and Wang, Woody Holton’s Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution should be a work of interest for scholars of the American Constitution and all that surrounds it, as well as students of early American history who have a solid bit of background already.


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The complete story of the American Constitution, told in the words of those who created it. Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Michael Kammen has gathered together the fundamental documents needed to understand the genesis and evolution of the United States Constitution—from the exploratory notions concerning the nature of constitutions inthe Articles of Confederation inand Reviews: 7.

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The correspondence between the main players in the arena, as well as the Federalist Papers and Anti-Federalist Papers provides context that is hard to replicate in more current analysis of the topic.

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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Michael Kammen has gathered together the fundamental documents needed to understand the genesis and evolution of the United States Constitution—from the exploratory notions concerning the nature of constitutions in This is a book with a theory: That the real inspiration behind the American constitution was to protect the credit worthiness of the United States and the interests of the Debt holders.

The amendments protecting individual rights came as a compromise, as a sop to the States and their citizens to accept the expanded role of the Federal Government/5. The Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Altering what we think we know of the Constitution’s origins, Holton tells the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate.

From inside the book. He is the author of eleven books, including Colonial Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History (), A Preface to American Political Theory, (), and The Origins of American Constitutionalism (), and numerous articles published in American Political Science Review, the American Journal of.

In an eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution, Holton captures how the same class of Americans that produced Shays's Rebellion in Massachusetts (and rebellions in damn near every other state) produced the Constitution we now revere.

Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution is a National Book Award Finalist for by: In an eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution, Holton captures how the same class of Americans that produced Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts (and rebellions in damn near every other state) produced the Constitution we now revere.

Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution is a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction. ‘In this book Jack P. Greene shows why he is the dean of the constitutional historians of the eighteenth-century British Empire: he presents us with the most incisive and deeply researched account of the constitutional origins of the American Revolution ever written.’ Gordon S.

Wood - Brown University. In The Origins of American Constitutionalism, Donald S. Lutz challenges the prevailing notion that the United States Constitution was either essentially inherited from the British or simply invented by the Federalists in the summer of His political theory of constitutionalism acknowledges the contributions of the British and the Federalists.

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Although at first glance the book may seem to uphold the idea that the framers. Colonial Origins of the American Constitution. In this Book. Additional Information. Colonial Origins of the American Constitution; Donald S.

Lutz ; Book; Published by: Liberty Fund; View View Citation; summary "Local government in colonial America was the seedbed of American constitutionalism." So begins the introductory essay to this.The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development, Volume II by Belz, Herman; Harbison, Winfred; Kelly, Alfred H.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .‘The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War is a fascinating read about the role of the Constitution in causing the Civil War.

Exhaustively researched and expertly written, the book sheds critical light on how a 4,word document that never used the word ‘slavery' could contribute to a war over it seventy years later.'Author: Michael F. Conlin.