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The Resource The lives of the constitution : ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law, Joseph Tartakovsky

The lives of the constitution : ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law, Joseph Tartakovsky

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The lives of the constitution : ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law
Title
The lives of the constitution
Title remainder
ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Tartakovsky
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[This book] tells the ... story of our Constitution through the eyes of ten extraordinary individuals--some renowned, like Alexander Hamilton and Woodrow Wilson, and some forgotten, like James Wilson and Ida B. Wells-Barnett. [The author] brings to life their struggles over our supreme law from its origins in revolutionary America to the era of Obama and Trump. Sweeping from settings as diverse as Gold Rush California to the halls of Congress, and crowded with a vivid Dickensian cast, [the author] shows how America's unique constitutional culture grapples with questions like democracy, racial and sexual equality, free speech, economic liberty, and the role of government. [The author] chronicles how Daniel Webster sought to avert the Civil War; how Alexis de Tocqueville misunderstood America; how Robert Jackson balanced liberty and order in the battle against Nazism and Communism; and how Antonin Scalia died warning Americans about the ever-growing reach of the Supreme Court. From the 1787 Philadelphia Convention to the clash over gay marriage, this is a grand tour through two centuries of constitutional history as never told before, and an education in the principles that sustain America in the most astonishing experiment in government ever undertaken."--
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tartakovsky, Joseph
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional law
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
The lives of the constitution : ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law, Joseph Tartakovsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Overture : the Constitution's third century -- Builders (1765-1804). Alexander Hamilton; James Wilson -- Fighters (1814-1897) .- Daniel Webster; Stephen Field -- Interlude from abroad (1835-1888). Alexis de Tocqueville and James Bryce -- Dreamers (1885-1931). Woodrow Wilson; Ida B. Wells-Barnett {u2013} Restorers (1934-2016). Robert H. Jackson; Antonin Scalia -- Finale : The experiment endures
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781594039850
Lccn
2017039034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287814
Label
The lives of the constitution : ten exceptional minds that shaped America's supreme law, Joseph Tartakovsky
Publication
Copyright
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
Overture : the Constitution's third century -- Builders (1765-1804). Alexander Hamilton; James Wilson -- Fighters (1814-1897) .- Daniel Webster; Stephen Field -- Interlude from abroad (1835-1888). Alexis de Tocqueville and James Bryce -- Dreamers (1885-1931). Woodrow Wilson; Ida B. Wells-Barnett {u2013} Restorers (1934-2016). Robert H. Jackson; Antonin Scalia -- Finale : The experiment endures
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781594039850
Lccn
2017039034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001287814

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