The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

Paperback | April 10, 2000

byAkhil Reed Amar

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A leading scholar of constitutional law delivers an incisive and brilliant new account of the Bill of Rights and explodes conventional wisdom about our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar not only illuminates the text, structure, and history of the 1789 Bill but also argues that its present character owes more to antislavery activists of the Reconstruction era than to the Founding Fathers who created the Bill.

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Akhil Reed Amar, renowned Yale scholar of U.S. constitutional law and author of The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles, presents this acute appraisal of the motivation behind the creation of the Bill of Rights. Encompassing both its text and structure, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction takes readers...

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A leading scholar of constitutional law delivers an incisive and brilliant new account of the Bill of Rights and explodes conventional wisdom about our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar not only illuminates the text, structure, and history of the 1789 Bill but also argues that its present character owes more to antislavery...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2000Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300082770

ISBN - 13:9780300082777

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Akhil Reed Amar, renowned Yale scholar of U.S. constitutional law and author of The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First Principles, presents this acute appraisal of the motivation behind the creation of the Bill of Rights. Encompassing both its text and structure, The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction takes readers on a memorable historical voyage and reveals the influence of the antislavery movement in the creation of the 1789 Bill.