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The Resource The Bill of Rights : government proscribed, edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert

The Bill of Rights : government proscribed, edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert

Label
The Bill of Rights : government proscribed
Title
The Bill of Rights
Title remainder
government proscribed
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert
Contributor
Enacting jurisdiction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As scholars have long recognized, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution -- the Bill of Rights -- resulted from the political negotiations that transpired in the various state ratifying conventions called to approve or reject the draft produced by the 1787 Constitutional Convention. The tenacious opposition that had marked many of the convention's deliberations quickly carried over into the states where Antifederalists, convinced that the proposed new form of government posed insidious dangers to the people and the states, insisted that its powers be sharply proscribed. The Bill of Rights that ultimately emerged out of this process of accommodation and compromise has frequently been invoked as the republic's essential foundation of individual liberty
  • The opening essays in this collection by Lois G. Schwoerer, Donald S. Lutz, and Kenneth R. Bowling set the Bill of Rights in context by tracing its historical lineages and establishing the political context for its adoption by the states. Paul Finkelman sees the differences between Federalist fears of anarchy and Antifederalist fears of tyranny as eventually reconcilable, while Saul Cornell and Whitman H. Ridgway examine how particular functional dimensions of the various rights were popularly conceived. Michael Lienesch finds a major significance of the Bill of Rights to have been the enhanced credibility it afforded the new governing authority. Akhil Reed Amar goes beyond that conclusion and argues for the amendments' having important organizational and governing consequences, a position that Forrest McDonald rejects as not borne out by the subsequent history of the United States. Bernard Schwartz concludes thevolume with a comparative examination of the American and French experiences with bills of rights that supports those scholars who argue for the critical role played by the Constitution's first amendments in matters of constitutional jurisprudence
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4749
LC item number
.B515 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoffman, Ronald
  • Albert, Peter J
Series statement
United States Capitol Historical Society, perspectives on the American Revolution
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  • United States
  • Civil rights
  • Constitutional history
Label
The Bill of Rights : government proscribed, edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36307886
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 463 pages
Isbn
9780813917146
Lccn
97002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Bill of Rights : government proscribed, edited by Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36307886
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 463 pages
Isbn
9780813917146
Lccn
97002343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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