9780199751266

American Constitutionalism: Volume I: Structures of Government

  • ISBN 13:

    9780199751266

  • ISBN 10:

    0199751269

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/09/2012
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Constitutionalism in the United States is not determined solely by decisions made by the Supreme Court. Moving beyond traditional casebooks, renowned scholars Howard Gillman, Mark A. Graber, and Keith E. Whittington take a refreshingly innovative approach inAmerican Constitutionalism.Organized according to the standard two-semester sequence--in whichVolume IcoversinstitutionsandVolume IIcoversRights and Liberties--this text is unique in that itpresents the material in a historical organization within each volume,as opposed to the typical issues-based organization. FEATURES: * Coversall important debatesin U.S. constitutionalism,organized by historical era * Incorporatesreadings from all of the prominent participantsin those debates * Clearly lays out thepolitical and legal contextsin chapter introductions * Integratesmore documents and cases than any other text on the market, including decisions made by elected officials and state courts * Offersnumerous pedagogical features,including topical sections within each historical chapter, bulleted lists of major developments, explanatory headnotes for the readings, questions on court cases, illustrations and political cartoons, tables, and suggested readings COMING SOON: American Constitutionalism: Volume II: Rights and Liberties(978-0-19-975135-8)

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