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The Constitution : an introduction

Author: Michael Stokes Paulsen; Luke Paulsen
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
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"In The Constitution, constitutional scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen and his son Luke provide a clear, accessible introduction to the history and meaning of this historic document. Beginning with the Constitution's birth in 1787, Paulsen and Paulsen offer a grand tour of its history and interpretations, introducing readers to the characters and controversies that have shaped this founding instrument in the 200-plus  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Stokes Paulsen; Luke Paulsen
ISBN: 9780465053728 0465053726
OCLC Number: 891609201
Description: xvi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Upheaval : The Revolutionary Creation of the U.S. Constitution --
Superstructure : The Framers' Grand Design --
Powers : The Sweeping Powers of Congress, the President, and the Courts --
Slavery : The Constitution's Collusion with Evil --
Freedoms : The Enactment and Meaning of the Bill of Rights --
Infancy : Defining Controversies in the Constitution's Early Years (1790-1860) --
Crisis : Lincoln, the Civil War, and Reconstruction (1860-1876) --
Betrayal : The Supreme Court's Abandonment of the Constitution (1876-1936) --
Restoration : The Constitution through Depression, World War, and Segregation (1936-1960) --
Controversy : The Modern Era of Judicial Activism (1960-2015) --
Coda: Lessons for the Twenty-First Century.
Responsibility: Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen.

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An everyman's guide to the history of-and debates over-the US Constitution, equipping readers to think for themselves about this vital American document.  Read more...

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