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American Legal and Constitutional History
Author: Herbert Alan Johnson
Publisher: Austin & Winfield Pub
ISBN: 188092112X
Pages: 635
Year: 1994-01-01
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Recent questions and interpretations of the U.S. Constitution has left many Americans wondering over the history and basic values of this monumentally important document. Herbert A. Johnson provides the historical background of the constitution to help shed light on the important concepts of private property rights, the idea of limited gvernment, and the interrelationship between public and private law.
The American Founding and the Social Compact
Author: Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0585479372
Pages: 296
Year: 2003-08-25
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Unlike many other books about the American founding, this new work by two of the most prominent scholars of American political history emphasizes the coherence and intelligibility of the social compact theory. Social compact theory, the idea that government must be based on an agreement between those who govern and those who consent to be governed, was one of the Founders' few unifying philosophical positions, and it transcended the partisan politics of that era. Contributors to this volume present a comprehensive overview of the social compact theory, discussing its European philosophical origins, the development of the theory into the basis of the fledgling government, and the attitudes of some of the founders toward the theory and its traditional proponents. The authors argue forcefully and convincingly that the political ideas of the American Founders cannot be properly understood without understanding social compact theory and the exalted place it held in the construction of the American system of government.
The Making of Tocqueville's Democracy in America
Author: James T. Schleifer
ISBN: 0865972044
Pages: 411
Year: 2000
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It is impossible fully to understand the American experience apart from Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Moreover, it is impossible fully to appreciate Tocqueville by assuming that he brought to his visitation to America, or to the writing of his great work, a fixed philosophical doctrine. James T. Schleifer documents where, when, and under what influences Tocqueville wrote different sections of his work. In doing so, Schleifer discloses the mental processes through which Tocqueville passed in reflecting on his experiences in America and transforming these reflections into the most original and revealing book ever written about Americans. For the first time the evolution of a number of Tocqueville's central themes--democracy, individualism, centralization, despotism--emerges into clear relief. As Russell B. Nye has observed, "Schleifer's study is a model of intellectual history, an account of the intertwining of a man, a set of ideas, and the final product, a book." The Liberty Fund second edition includes a new preface by the author and an epilogue, "The Problem of the Two Democracies." James T. Schleifer is Professor of History and Director of the Gill Library at the College of New Rochelle
Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments
Author: Yaniv Roznai
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198768796
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-02-16
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Can constitutional amendments be unconstitutional? The problem of 'unconstitutional constitutional amendments' has become one of the most widely debated issues in comparative constitutional theory, constitutional design, and constitutional adjudication. This book describes and analyses the increasing tendency in global constitutionalism substantively to limit formal changes to constitutions. The challenges of constitutional unamendability to constitutional theory become even more complex when constitutional courts enforce such limitations through substantive judicial review of amendments, often resulting in the declaration that these constitutional amendments are 'unconstitutional'. Combining historical comparisons, constitutional theory, and a wide comparative study, Yaniv Roznai sets out to explain what the nature of amendment power is, what its limitations are, and what the role of constitutional courts is and should be when enforcing limitations on constitutional amendments.
Railroads and American Economic Growth
Author: Robert William Fogel
Pages: 296
Year: 1964
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Democracy in America
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Pages: 455
Year: 1839
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The Great Decision
Author: Cliff Sloan, David McKean
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 0786744960
Pages: 288
Year: 2010-03-02
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Following the bitterly contested election between Adams and Jefferson in 1800, the United States teetered on the brink of a second revolution. When Adams sought to prolong his policies in defiance of the electorate by packing the courts, it became evident that the new Constitution was limited in its powers. Change was in order and John Marshall stepped up to the challenge. The Great Decision tells the riveting story of Marshall and of the landmark court case, Marbury v. Madison, through which he empowered the Supreme Court and transformed the idea of the separation of powers into a working blueprint for our modern state. Rich in atmospheric detail, political intrigue, and fascinating characters, The Great Decision is an illuminating tale of America's formative years and the evolution of our democracy.
The Oxford Companion to American Military History
Author: John Whiteclay Chambers (II.)
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"The Oxford Companion to American Military History boasts over 1000 entries written by some 500 distinguished contributors. Readers will find Stephen E. Ambrose writing on the D-Day landing, James M. McPherson on the battle of Antietam, John Keegan on the changing experience of combat, Jean Bethke Elshtain on Jane Addams, Mark A. Noll on religion and war, and Robert M. Utley on Sitting Bull. Ranging from brief factual pieces to extensive essays, the entries examine every major war from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf; important battles from Bunker Hill, to the Alamo, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, Normandy, and Khe Sanh; and military leaders from Washington to Grant, Lee, Eisenhower, MacArthur, Westmoreland, and Schwarzkopf. Moreover, the Companion goes well beyond the usual 'drum and trumpet' coverage to examine a wide range of subjects you might not expect to find. There are entries on relevant acts of Congress and on diplomatic policies such as the Monroe Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; on peace and antiwar movements; on war in film, literature, music, and photography; and on war viewed through the disciplinary lenses of anthropology, economics, gender studies, and psychology. The result is the widest ranging account compiled in one volume of war, peace, and the U.S. military."--Publisher's description.
Studies in History and Jurisprudence
Author: James Bryce Bryce (Viscount)
Pages: 926
Year: 1901
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The Puritan Origins of the American Self
Author: Sacvan Bercovitch
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300021178
Pages: 250
Year: 1975
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The Political Writings of John Adams
Author: John Adams, George A. Peek, Jr.
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872206998
Pages: 223
Year: 2003
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The fundamental article of my political creed, declared John Adams, is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratical council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical. The consequences of this article for Adams' thought are nowhere better articulated than in this anthology, which presents his remarkable attempts at constructing a complete political system based on constitutional, balanced, representative government.
A Dissertation upon parties
Author: Henry St. John Bolingbroke
Pages: 322
Year: 1754
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Christopher Columbus, Mariner
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0452009928
Pages: 160
Year: 1983
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A noted historian and navigator relates the story of the accomplished seaman who sailed west to the New World
Development Centre Studies The World Economy Historical Statistics
Author: Maddison Angus
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264104143
Pages: 274
Year: 2003-09-25
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Following on from his The World Economy: a Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, in this book, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting.
Author: Louis Blanc
Pages: 517
Year: 1858
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A criticism of Lord Normanby's A year of revolution.