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The Resource A constitution for the living : imagining how five generations of Americans would rewrite the nation's fundamental law, Beau Breslin

A constitution for the living : imagining how five generations of Americans would rewrite the nation's fundamental law, Beau Breslin

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A constitution for the living : imagining how five generations of Americans would rewrite the nation's fundamental law
Title
A constitution for the living
Title remainder
imagining how five generations of Americans would rewrite the nation's fundamental law
Statement of responsibility
Beau Breslin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beau Breslin imagines what constitutions would have looked like throughout America's history if Thomas Jefferson's call for a new constitution every generation had been followed. Though based on the underlying and competing philosophies of the Jefferson and Madison debates, the main focus of this book is a creative yet historically-grounded imagining of various generations' Constitutional Conventions. Breslin works through US history, drawing on state constitutional debates to consider what could have happened on the federal level at various periods in America. He then turns to the future, and outlines what a constitutional convention of the next generation could potentially reveal, where we've been, and where we're going as nation. Reflecting on the meaning and importance of the Constitution, Breslin's manuscript reveals a broader and more important conversation about whether now is the time to scrap the Constitutional experiment and start all over"--
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1966-
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Breslin, Beau
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Imaginary histories
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Imaginary histories
  • United States
Label
A constitution for the living : imagining how five generations of Americans would rewrite the nation's fundamental law, Beau Breslin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1787 : an introduction -- 1825 -- 1863 -- 1903 -- 1953 -- 2022
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9780804776707
Lccn
2020035299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1176321115
Label
A constitution for the living : imagining how five generations of Americans would rewrite the nation's fundamental law, Beau Breslin
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
Contents
1787 : an introduction -- 1825 -- 1863 -- 1903 -- 1953 -- 2022
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9780804776707
Lccn
2020035299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1176321115

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