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The words that made us : America's constitutional conversation, 1760-1840  Cover Image Book Book

The words that made us : America's constitutional conversation, 1760-1840 / Akhil Reed Amar.

Amar, Akhil Reed, (author.).


"Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar tells the story of America's constitutional conversation during its first eighty years--from the Constitution's birth in 1760 through the 1830s, when the last of America's early leaders died. Amar traces the threads of Constitutional discourse, uniting history and law in a narrative that seeks both to reveal this history anew and to make clear who was right and who was wrong on the biggest legal issues confronting early America. Amar provides an essential history of the Constitution's formative decades and an indispensable guide for anyone seeking to understand America's Constitution and its relevance today"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780465096350
  • ISBN: 0465096352
  • Physical Description: xiv, 817 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, Hachette Book Group, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: The first four score -- Part I: Revolution -- "Seeds" -- Resistance -- Independence -- Part II: Constitution -- We -- America -- People -- Part III: Consolidation -- Washington -- Hamilton -- Adams-Jefferson-Madison -- Jefferson-Marshall -- Marshall-Story -- Jackson -- Adieus -- Postscript : why this book?
Subject: Constitutional history > United States.
Constitutional law > United States.
Constitutional history.
Constitutional law.
United States.

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