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Origins of the Bill of Rights

Author: Leonard W Levy
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Series: Contemporary law series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard W Levy
ISBN: 0300078021 9780300078022 0300089015 9780300089011
OCLC Number: 40119892
Description: xii, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Why We Have the Bill of Rights --
2. Habeas Corpus --
3. Bills of Attainder --
4. The First Amendment: The Establishment Clause --
5. The First Amendment: The Free Press Clause --
6. The Right to Bear Arms --
7. The Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure --
8. The Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self-Incrimination --
9. Double Jeopardy --
10. The Double Jury System: Grand and Petty --
11. The Eight Amendment --
12. The Ninth Amendment: Unenumerated Rights.
Series Title: Contemporary law series.
Responsibility: Leonard W. Levy.
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"[Levy's] informative arguments in this important work concern nature and the sources of the Bill of Rights within American democracy, providing understanding for both scholars and citizens. . . . A Read more...

 
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