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The nature of rights at the American founding and beyond

Author: Barry Alan Shain
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Series: Constitutionalism and democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Contains essays which examine the nature of rights claims in eighteenth-century America. This book demonstrates that the nature of rights in America has been anything but constant.


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Alan Shain
ISBN: 9780813926667 0813926661
OCLC Number: 123968611
Description: xi, 337 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Situating rights : an introduction to the nature of American rights / Richard Primus --
The emergence of the modern concept of a right in America : the contribution of Michel Villey / James H. Hutson --
The authority of rights at the American founding / John Phillip Reid --
Rights natural and Civil in the Declaration of Independence / Barry Alan Shain --
The creation, reconstruction, and interpretation of the Bill of Rights / Akhil Reed Amar --
The dilemma of declaring rights / Jack N. Rakove --
The limited horizons of Whig religious rights / A. Gregg Roeber --
The history of rights in early America / Gordon S. Wood --
Rights consciousness in American history / Daniel T. Rodgers --
The diversity of rights in contemporary ethical and political thought / Leif Wenar and Stephen Macedo --
The politics of rights talk, then and now / Rogers M. Smith.
Series Title: Constitutionalism and democracy.
Responsibility: edited by Barry Alan Shain.
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