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American constitutionalism heard round the world, 1776-1989 : a global perspective

Author: George Athan Billias
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
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George Athan Billias traces the spread of American constitutionalism, from the time of the American Revolution to the conclusion of the Cold War.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Athan Billias
ISBN: 9780814791073 0814791077
OCLC Number: 276816634
Description: xv, 544 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Of constitutions and constitutionalisms --
American constitutionalism defined : six seminal documents --
Seven echoes of American constitutionalism : a global perspective --
First echo : Europe, 1776-1800 --
Second echo : Latin America, 1811-1900 --
European interlude : 1800-1848 --
Third echo : European revolutions of 1848 --
European interlude, 1850-1900 and the American Civil War --
Fourth echo : American empire --
Fifth echo : World War I to World War II, 1919-1945 --
Sixth echo : American crescendo, 1945-1974 --
Seventh echo : American constitutionalism and democratization, 1974-1989 --
Global consciousness, then and now.
Responsibility: George Athan Billias.

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Traces the spread of American constitutionalism - from Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean region, to Asia and Africa - beginning chronologically with the American Revolution and the fateful  Read more...

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