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Liberty and Union: A Constitutional History of the United States Volume 2

ISBN13: 9780415892858
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £51.99

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This, the second of two volumes of Liberty and Union, is a comprehensive constitutional history of the United States from the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century to the most recent decisions of the Supreme Court on contemporary constitutional issues.

Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, it successfully unites thorough chronological coverage with a thematic approach, offering critical analysis of core constitutional history topics, set in the political, social, and economic context that made them constitutional issues in the first place. Combining a thoughtful and balanced narrative with an authoritative stance on key issues, the authors deliberately explain the past in the light of the past, without imposing upon it the standards of later generations. Authored by two experienced professors in the field, this textbook has been thoughtfully constructed to offer an accessible alternative to dense scholarly works - avoiding unnecessary technical jargon, defining legal terms and historical personalities where appropriate, and making explicit connections between constitutional themes and historical events.

For students in an undergraduate or postgraduate constitutional history course, or anyone with a general interest in constitutional developments, this book will be essential reading.

Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , USA
1. Progressivism, Imperialism, and the Regulatory State
2. World War I and the Constitution
3. Normalcy and Reaction
4. The New Deal Revolution
5. The New Constitutionalism
6. World War II and the Constitution
7. The Era of the Cold War
8. Earl Warren Takes the Helm
9. A Decade of Change and Progress
10. The New Judicial Activism
11. Nationalizing Criminal Due Process
12. An Era of Discord and Crisis
13. Civil Rights and Affirmative Action
14. Protecting Individual Liberty
15. Criminal Justice and Due Process after Warren
16. Civilizing the Death Penalty
17. Politics and Constitutionalism
18. The New Millennium.