The Great Rights of Mankind: A History of the American Bill of Rights

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1992 - 303 sivua
"The American Bill of Rights is . . . a magic mirror," writes Bernard Schwartz, "wherein we see reflected not only our lives, but the whole pageant of Anglo-American constitutional development and all that those struggles have meant in the history of freedom." Perhaps the finest short history of the Bill of Rights ever written, this is an updated, expanded version of the classic. The author has added an afterword that brings the history of what Madison called "the great rights of mankind" through the Rehnquist court, making this an invaluable study.
 

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English Antecedents
1
Colonial Charters and Laws
26
Revolutionary Declarations and Constitutions
53
Confederation and Constitution
92
State Ratifying Conventions
119
The Great Rights Secured
160
The Bill of Rights in Operation
192
Afterword
231
Amendments Proposed by Madison June 8 1789
253
Amendments Reported by House Select Committee July 18 1789
257
Amendments Passed by House of Representatives August 24 1789
260
Amendments Passed by Senate September 9 1789
264
Amendments Passed by Congress September 25 1789
267
Notes
269
Index
295
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Bernard Schwartz is widely regarded as one of the preeminant scholars of constitutional law. He is the author of over fifty books, including such seminal works as Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, The Bill of Rights, Super Chief: Earl Warren and His Supreme Court, and Swann's Way.

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