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A Culture of rights : the Bill of Rights in philosophy, politics, and law--1791 and 1991

Author: Michael James Lacey; Knud Haakonssen; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this volume provide insights into the rights thinking and consciousness at the core of American political culture.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael James Lacey; Knud Haakonssen; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
ISBN: 052141637X 9780521416375 0521446538 9780521446532
OCLC Number: 24067615
Description: viii, 474 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : history, historicism, and the culture of rights / Michael J. Lacey, and Knud Haakonssen --
From natural law to the rights of man : a European perspective on American debates / Knud Haakonssen --
The Bill of Rights and the American Revolutionary experience / James H. Hutson --
Parchment barriers and the politics of rights / Jack N. Rakove --
Rights and wrongs : Jefferson, slavery, and philosophical quandaries / Charles L. Griswold, Jr. --
Practical philosophy and the Bill of Rights : perspectives on some contemporary issues / William A. Galston --
The development of modern American legal theory and the judicial interpretation of the Bill of Rights / William W. Fisher III --
The British, the Americans, and rights / Alan Ryan.
Series Title: Woodrow Wilson Center series.
Responsibility: edited by Michael J. Lacey and Knud Haakonssen.
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