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A machine that would go of itself : the Constitution in American culture

Author: Michael G Kammen
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Michael Kammen explores the U.S. Constitution's place in the public consciousness and its role as a symbol in American life, from ratification in 1788 to our own time. As he examines what the Constitution has meant to the American people (perceptions and misperceptions, uses and abuses, knowledge and ignorance), Kammen shows that although there are recurrent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Kammen
ISBN: 9781351534932 1351534939
OCLC Number: 995849365
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 The Problem of Constitutionalism in American Culture --
chapter 2 To Make the Constitution a Practical System --
chapter 3 All That Gives Us a National Character --
chapter The Constitution Threatens to Be a Subject of Infinite Sects --
chapter 5 On This Day, One Hundred Years Ago --
chapter The American and the British Constitution Are Two Entirely Different Things --
chapter 7 The Crisis in Constitutionalism --
chapter 8 God Knows How Dearly We Need a Constitutional Revival --
chapter 9 Decisions Are Politics When Constitutional Questions Are Up for Decision --
chapter 1 Illegal Defiance of Constitutional Authority --
chapter Our Bill of Rights Is Under Subtle and Pervasive Attack --
chapter The Public Got Strange and Distorted Views of the Court and Its Rulings --
chapter A Note on the Sources --
chapter A Supplementary Note on Iconography --
chapter --
chapter Abbreviations.
Responsibility: Michael Kammen ; with a new introduction by the author.

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Explores the US Constitution's place in the public consciousness and its role as a symbol in American life, from ratification in 1788. As he examines what the Constitution has meant to the American  Read more...

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