Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: Volume II: From 1896 to the Present

Paperback | December 20, 2006

byMelvin I. Urofsky, Paul Finkelman

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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering studentsa mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it withinits historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Court decisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions havebeen revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyonestudying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law.

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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering studentsa mix of both frequently cited and lesser-kn...

Melvin I. Urofsky is a Professor of History and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Paul Finkelman is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.18 inPublished:December 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195323122

ISBN - 13:9780195323122

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Documents new to this edition:56. Insular Cases (1901)278. Kyllo v. United States (2001)279. USA PATRIOT ACT (2001)280. Atkins v. Virginia (2002)281. Zelman v. Simmons-Harris (2002)282. Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)283. Lawrence v. Texas (2003)284. Virginia v. Black (2003)285. McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003)286. Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004)287. Rasul v. Bush (2004)288. Blakely v. Washington (2004)289. Roper v. Simmons (2005)290. Kelo v. New London (2005)291. Gonzales v. Raich (2005)292. Sancho-Llamas v. Oregon (2006)293. Randall v. Sorrell (2006)294. Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006)

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"With this edition, this volume becomes the definitive source book for advanced undergraduate classes in United States Constitutional and Legal History."--Thomas C. Mackey, University of Louisville