From Our Editors
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 in...
From the Publisher
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 Fathe...