Liberty and Union

A Constitutional History of the United States, concise edition

Author: Edgar J. McManus,Tara Helfman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136757163

Category: Political Science

Page: 728

View: 6576

This, the concise edition of Liberty and Union, is an abridged constitutional history of the United States, designed for short single-semester courses, comprising the key topics from Volumes 1 and 2. Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological coverage with a thematic approach, offering critical analysis of core constitutional history topics, set in the political, social, and economic context that made them constitutional issues in the first place. Combining a thoughtful and balanced narrative with an authoritative stance on key issues, the authors deliberately explain the past in the light of the past, without imposing upon it the standards of later generations. Authored by two experienced professors in the field, this concise edition presents seminal topics while retaining the narrative flow of the two full original volumes. An accessible alternative to dense scholarly works, this textbook avoids unnecessary technical jargon, defines legal terms and historical personalities where appropriate, and makes explicit connections between constitutional themes and historical events. For students in a short undergraduate or postgraduate constitutional history course, or anyone with a general interest in constitutional developments, this book will be essential reading. Useful features include: Full glossary of legal terminology Recommended reading A table of cases Extracts from primary documents Companion website Useful documents provided: Declaration of Independence Articles of Confederation Constitution of the United States of America Chronological list of Supreme Court justices
Posted in Political Science

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

with a preliminary review of the constitutional history of the colonies and states, before the adoption of the Constitution

Author: Joseph Story

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 776

View: 7905

Posted in Constitutional history

History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America

Author: George Bancroft

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584770023

Category: History

Page: 1059

View: 9927

Bancroft, George. History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America. Second Edition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Two volumes. xxiv, 520; xiv,501 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23946. ISBN 1-58477-002-3. Cloth. $175. * Traces the formation of the federal constitution from its origin to the inauguration of Washington, with an extensive appendix of letters and papers illustrating the formation of the constitution.
Posted in History

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States Before the Adoption of the Constitution

Author: Joseph Story

Publisher: N.A


Category: Colonies

Page: N.A

View: 4991

Posted in Colonies

The encyclopedia of American political history

Author: Paul Finkelman,Peter Wallenstein

Publisher: Cq Pr


Category: Reference

Page: 494

View: 6212

The Encyclopedia of American Political History is the perfect single-volume source for students, researchers, and scholars at all levels seeking an accessible, easy-to-navigate reference on the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--American history. Particularly helpful to anyone hoping to understand the evolution and intricacies of the modern American political process, this key reference identifies the most significant personalities, trends, campaigns and elections, protests, and rebellions, laws, statutes, and policies in American political history.
Posted in Reference

A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States

Its Causes, Character, Conduct and Results Presented in a Series of Colloquies at Liberty Hall

Author: Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: N.A

View: 5572

Posted in Constitutional history

Interpreting American Democracy in France

The Career of Édouard Laboulaye, 1811-1883

Author: Walter Dennis Gray

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874134612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 6270

"Interpreting American Democracy in France is a study of the French savant, liberal, politician, and Americanist Edouard Laboulaye. Laboulaye, who was a professor at the College de France, is perhaps best known in America today as president of the Union Franco-Americaine, which raised funds in France for the Statute of Liberty. He was also well known to Americans in the nineteenth century, particularly for his staunch support of the Union in the American Civil War. He and his circle influenced French public opinion and were instrumental in preventing the government of Napoleon III from recognizing the Confederacy." "After the Revolutions of 1848, the aftermath of which disillusioned him, a dominant theme in Laboulaye's writings was that America provided France with a model constitution that guaranteed individual liberties and a stable political system; it was his great hope that his country would follow this example. As France's leading Americanist, Laboulaye's energies were devoted to lectures on American history and politics and work on behalf of the North during the Civil War. He was also a translator of the works of those Americans for whom he had a special devotion: Franklin, Channing, and Mann. As a founding father of the Third Republic, Laboulaye drew great satisfaction from the fact that some principles drawn from the American political tradition were embodied in its constitutional laws. Additionally, Laboulaye was the first Frenchman to give a course on American history at a French university, and he later published a three-volume history of the United States, which stands as his masterpiece. He was a member of the liberal opposition to Napoleon III and after 1870 became active in the Third Republic, serving as deputy and later senator for life." "In France Laboulaye is primarily known as a professor at the respected College de France, a position he maintained throughout his entire career, and as a member of the Institut de France. He was also president of the French Anti-Slavery Society. Laboulaye was, in fact, a savant of almost universal interests who held a place at the center of French intellectual life during the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. His bibliography, comprised of books, pamphlets, essays, children's stories, and articles, totals over two hundred entries. His final years as a senator for life were devoted in large part to a successful fundraising campaign for the Statute of Liberty, which he did not live to see erected in New York Harbor, and to carrying on the fight for political liberty as he envisioned it." "This book is based on extensive research into the unpublished papers of Laboulaye, which are still in his family's possession, and manuscripts in other depositories in France and the United States."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

Author: Charles Hodge

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429018283

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 9033

""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""
Posted in History

Liberty, Equality, Power - A History of the American People, Volume I , To 1877-Concise

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478438371

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 6803

Facts101 is your complete guide to Liberty, Equality, Power - A History of the American People, Volume I , To 1877-Concise. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Posted in Education

Liberty, Equality, and Power , History of the American People, Volume I , To 1877

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619069016

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 5859

Facts101 is your complete guide to Liberty, Equality, and Power , History of the American People, Volume I , To 1877. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Posted in Education

Freedom of Speech

A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Keith Werhan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319976

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 9715

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides workers with minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor protections. The FLSA covers most, but not all, private and public sector employees. In addition, certain employers and employees are exempt from coverage. Provisions of the FLSA that are of current interest to Congress include the basic minimum wage, subminimum wage rates, exemptions from overtime and the minimum wage for persons who provide companionship services, the exemption for employees in computer-related occupations, compensatory time in lieu of overtime pay, and break time for nursing mothers. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) recognizes the right of employees to engage in collective bargaining through representatives of their own choosing. By "encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining," the Act attempts to mitigate and eliminate labor-related obstructions to the free flow of commerce. Although union membership has declined dramatically since the 1950s, congressional interest in the NLRA remains significant. This book provides an overview of both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the National Labor Relations Act with a focus on coverage, amendments and policy.
Posted in Law

Constitutional Debates on Freedom of Religion

A Documentary History

Author: John J. Patrick,Gerald P. Long

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313301407

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 6684

Traces the history and development of the debate over the separation of religion and government in the United States through a collection of primary documents.
Posted in History

A People and a Nation: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief

Author: Mary Beth Norton,Carol Sheriff,David M. Katzman,David W. Blight,Howard Chudacoff

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547175590

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 3973

The Brief Edition of A PEOPLE AND A NATION preserves the text's approach to American history as a story of all American people. Known for a number of strengths, including its well-respected author team and engaging narrative, the book emphasizes social history, giving particular attention to race and racial identity. Like its full-length counterpart, the Brief Eighth Edition focuses on stories of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture. A new design makes for easier reading and note-taking. Events up to and including the election of 2008 are updated and included, and new chapter has been written on The Contested West. Available in the following split options: A PEOPLE AND A NATION, Brief Eighth Edition Complete (Chapters 1-33), ISBN: 0547175582; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0547175590; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 16-33), ISBN: 0547175604. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sourcebook and Index

Documents That Shaped the American Nation

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195153408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6675

Contains source documents for American history, and the series index.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tree of Liberty

A Documentary History of Rebellion and Political Crime in America

Author: Nicholas N. Kittrie,Eldon D. Wedlock, Jr.

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 449

View: 5145

Benedict Arnold and Cesar Chavez, Johns Wilkes Booth and Martin Luther King, the Rosenbergs, the Berrigans, the Founding Fathers, and the suffragists--all have engaged in political behavior defined at one time or another as "criminal." This monumental work, now in a second, expanded edition that includes new material on the Iran Contra affair, David Koresh, Ruby Ridge, and the Unibomber, recounts the uninterrupted and ongoing story of dissent, disobedience, violence, and rebellion in America. Built around a collection of more than 400 documents that span an extraordinary range, both in time and in kind, The Tree of Liberty forcefully documents how challenges to government and authority have shaped the nation's thought, history, and freedom. An introductory note places each document in its historical context; read together, these headnotes constitute a narrative history of dissent in the United States. The book's full concordance enables readers to trace the development of specific issues--terrorism or states' rights, civil disobedience or assassination--through the country's past and present.
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Twilight of Liberty

The Legacy of the Aclu

Author: William A. Donohue

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412839426

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 6284

"Provocative . . . he acknowledges that the ACLU has honorably battled violations of individual rights but he maintains that the group's fetishization of those rights degrades institutions that help build responsibility and community. . . . His critique is in many instances appropriate." -Publisher's Weekly "Mr. Donohue makes a detailed and persuasive argument that, far from simply "protecting constitutional freedom the ACLU is driven by an ideology for which the accurate term is extremist. Twilight of Liberty is an important polemical and constructive contribution to understanding law, politics, and morality in contemporary America." -First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life "William Donohue thoroughly documents and perceptively analyzes both the socially destructive work of the American Civil Liberties Union and the threat to liberty presented by the extremist positions on individual "rights" ACLU propagates. This book is a much-needed antidote to pernicious trends in our national life." -American Enterprise Institute Twilight of Liberty is a sequel to Donohue's highly regarded The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, but with a marked change in emphasis. Instead of challenging the ACLU's nonpartisan reputation, as he did in the earlier volume, Donohue now seeks to demonstrate why and how recent ACLU policy undermines the process of liberty. He argues that the ACLU, by relentlessly warring with mediating institutions, and by pushing a radical individualism in its policies, is not making us more, but less free. Two conceptions of liberty are discussed. The first considers the social context in which the struggle for freedom takes place. It maintains that freedom is best achieved through a delicate balancing of individual rights with the legitimate needs of the social order. The other conception of liberty is atomistic, exclusively concerned with the rights of the individual. According to Donohue, such a definition assures the triumph of the state over the mediating institutions of society, thus reducing prospects for freedom. This is the first book to critically analyze contemporary ACLU policy and to challenge its reputation as the preeminent voice of freedom in the United States. It aims to move beyond the idea that freedom is best served by pushing individual rights to extremes. Twilight of Liberty will appeal to scholars in the fields of law, social policy, and culture. Students in civil liberties courses will also find this book a valuable resource. William A. Donohue is president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in New York City.
Posted in Political Science