March of Liberty: From the Founding to 1890 Volume 1

March of Liberty: From the Founding to 1890 Volume 1 : From the Founding to 1890

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A March of Liberty is a clearly written, comprehensive overview of American constitutional development from the founding of the English colonies down through the decisions of the latest term of the Supreme Court. It presents the most comprehensive overview of American constitutional development now available, reflecting the latest in contemporary scholarship. The authors examine in detail the great cases handed down by the Supreme Court, showing how these cases played out in the society at large and how constitutional growth parallels change in American culture. The authors also look at lesser known decisions that played important roles in effecting change, and at the justices who made these decisions. The book offers students of American constitutional history a complete reference work which is intelligible to the layperson as well as to the specialist.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195126351
  • 9780195126358

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"I have the greatest admiration for A March of Liberty's comprehensiveness and its clarity. No other work combines legal and constitutional history so well, or is so attractively written. The book is well-known and well-respected by those who are teaching the subject and is certain to be adopted widely."--Richard Polenberg, Cornell University"A March of Liberty is easily the best and most complete textbook of U.S. Constitutional history in print." -- Judith Kelleher Schafer, Murphy Institute, Tulane University"I've taught this topic for several decades and have used every textbook. As measured by them and on its own merits, Urofsky and Finkelman's is superior in every way It is literate, uncondescending, up to the mark on scholarly interpretation, and although provocative, it avoids ideology."--Harold Hyman, Rice University"A stunning achievement, sets a new standard for the field of constitutional history. A pleasure to read."--James L. Clayton, University of Utah "I have the greatest admiration for A March of Liberty's comprehensiveness and its clarity. No other work combines legal and constitutional history so well, or is so attractively written. The book is well-known and well-respected by those who are teaching the subject and is certain to be adopted widely."--Richard Polenberg, Cornell University "A March of Liberty is easily the best and most complete textbook of U.S. Constitutional history in print." -- Judith Kelleher Schafer, Murphy Institute, Tulane University "I've taught this topic for several decades and have used every textbook. As measured by them and on its own merits, Urofsky and Finkelman's is superior in every way It is literate, uncondescending, up to the mark on scholarly interpretation, and although provocative, it avoids ideology."--Harold Hyman, Rice University "A stunning achievement, sets a new standard for the field of constitutional history. A pleasure to read."--James L. Clayton, University of Utah "I have the greatest admiration for A March of Liberty's comprehensiveness and its clarity. No other work combines legal and constitutional history so well, or is so attractively written. The book is well-known and well-respected by those who are teaching the subject and is certain to be adopted widely."--Richard Polenberg, Cornell University "A March of Liberty is easily the best and most complete textbook of U.S. Constitutional history in print." -- Judith Kelleher Schafer, Murphy Institute, Tulane University "I've taught this topic for several decades and have used every textbook. As measured by them and on its own merits, Urofsky and Finkelman's is superior in every way It is literate, uncondescending, up to the mark on scholarly interpretation, and although provocative, it avoids ideology."--Harold Hyman, Rice University "A stunning achievement, sets a new standard for the field of constitutional history. A pleasure to read."--James L. Clayton, University of Utah "I have the greatest admiration for A March of Liberty's comprehensiveness and its clarity. No other work combines legal and constitutional history so well, or is so attractively written. The book is well-known and well-respected by those who are teaching the subject and is certain to be adoptedwidely."--Richard Polenberg, Cornell University"A March of Liberty is easily the best and most complete textbook of U.S. Constitutional history in print." -- Judith Kelleher Schafer, Murphy Institute, Tulane University"I've taught this topic for several decades and have used every textbook. As measured by them and on its own merits, Urofsky and Finkelman's is superior in every way It is literate, uncondescending, up to the mark on scholarly interpretation, and although provocative, it avoids ideology."--HaroldHyman, Rice University"A stunning achievement, sets a new standard for the field of constitutional history. A pleasure to read."--James L. Clayton, University of Utahshow more

About Melvin I. Urofsky

Melvin Urofsky is Professor of History and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Paul Finkelman is Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa.show more

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