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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volume II - 3rd edition

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volume II (ISBN10: 0195323122; ISBN13: 9780195323122)
ISBN13: 978-0195323122
ISBN10: 0195323122

Summary: Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, isa two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March ofLiberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weavestogether constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of bothfrequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents andcourt decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation'sconstitutional development. The edito
rs provide an introduction to eachdocument, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historicalcontext. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions forfurther reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitutionfor ease of reference.The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documentsfrom the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents ofsignificance, from the latest Supreme Court decisions up through the recentGuantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised andthe suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship.For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for eachcase and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This readeris an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/orLaw.
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Summary: Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, isa two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March ofLiberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weavestogether constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of bothfrequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents andcourt decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation'sconstitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to eachdocument, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historicalcontext. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions forfurther reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitutionfor ease of reference.The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documentsfrom the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents ofsignificance, from the latest Supreme Court decisions up through the recentGuantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised andthe suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship.For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for eachcase and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This readeris an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/orLaw. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year Published: 2008
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