Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Constitutional History of the American Revolution Abridged ed

Image not available lge
John Phillip ReidProfessor of Law, New York University, USA

ISBN13: 9780299146603
ISBN: 029914660X
Published: July 1997
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £20.50

Designed for use in courses, this abridged edition of the four-volume ""Constitutional History of the American Revolution"" demonstrates the significance of constitutional disputes in instigating the American Revolution. John Phillip Reid addresses the central constitutional issues that divided the American colonists from their English legislators: the authority to tax, the authority to legislate, the security of rights, the nature of law, the foundation of constitutional government in custom and contractarian theory, and the search for a constitutional settlement. Reid's distinctive analysis discusses the irreconcilable nature of this conflict - irreconcilable not because leaders in politics on both sides did not desire a solution, but because the dynamics of constitutional law impeded a solution that permitted the colonies to remain part of the dominions of George III.

Image not available lge