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We the people

Author: Bruce A Ackerman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991-<2014>
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Volume 1, Publisher description: Bruce Ackerman offers a sweeping reinterpretation of our nation's constitutional experience and its promise for the future. Integrating themes from American history, political science, and philosophy, We the People confronts the past, present, and future of popular sovereignty in America. Only this distinguished scholar could present such an insightful view of the role of the Supreme

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Genre/Form: Constitutions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ackerman, Bruce A.
We the people.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1991-<1998>
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Ackerman
ISBN: 0674948408 9780674948402 0674948475 9780674948471 9780674050297 0674050290 0674948416 9780674948419 9780674003972 0674003977 9780674983946 0674983947
OCLC Number: 23253521
Description: volumes ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Foundations --
2. Transformations --
3. The civil rights revolution --
V.1. I. Discovering the Constitution : Dualist Democracy --
The Bicentennial Myth --
One Constitution, Three Regimes --
The Middle Republic --
The Modern Republic --
The Possibility of Interpretation --
II. Neo-Federalism : Publius --
The Lost Revolution --
Normal Politics --
Higher Lawmaking --
Why Dualism? --
V.2. I. In the Beginning : Higher Lawmaking --
Reframing the Founding --
The Founding Precedent --
II. Reconstruction : Formalist Dilemmas --
Presidential Leadership --
The Convention / Congress --
Interpreting the Mandate --
The Great Transformation --
III. Modernity : From Reconstruction to New Deal --
Rethinking the New Deal --
The Missing Amendments --
Rediscovery or Creation? --
Reclaiming the Constitution --
V.3. Introduction : Confronting the Twentieth Century --
I. Defining the Canon : Are We a Nation? --
The Living Constitution --
The Assassin's Bullet --
The New Deal Transformed --
The Turning Point --
Erasure by Judiciary? --
II. Landmarks of Reconstruction : Spheres of Humiliation --
Spheres of Calculation --
Technocracy in the Workplace --
The Breakthrough of 1968 --
III. Dilemmas of Judicial Leadership : Brown's Fate --
The Switch in Time --
Spheres of Intimacy --
Other Titles: Foundations
The Civil Rights Revolution
Responsibility: Bruce Ackerman.
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The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v Board of Education. Laws that ended Jim Crow and ensured  Read more...


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