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Power and Liberty / Constitutionalism in the American revolution / Gordon S Wood.

Wood, Gordon S., (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 342.7302 WOOD 2021 (Text) 0001002465704 Nonfiction New Checked out 10/29/2021

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The imperial debate -- State constitution making -- The crisis of the 1780s -- The federal constitution -- Slavery and constitutionalism -- The emergence of the judiciary -- The great demarcation between public and private.
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"This book deals with important issues of constitutionalism in the American Revolution. It ranges from the imperial debate that led to the Declaration of Independence to the revolutionary state constitution making in 1776 and the creation of the Federal Constitution in 1787. It includes a discussion of slavery and constitutionalism, the emergence of the judiciary as one of the major tripartite institutions of government, and the demarcation between public and private that was a consequence of the government"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Constitutional history > United States > 18th century.
United States.

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Power and Liberty : Constitutionalism in the American Revolution
Power and Liberty : Constitutionalism in the American Revolution
by Wood, Gordon S.
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Power and Liberty : Constitutionalism in the American Revolution


New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gordon S. Wood elucidates the debates over the founding documents of the United States. The half century extending from the imperial crisis between Britain and its colonies in the 1760s to the early decades of the new republic of the United States was the greatest and most creative era of constitutionalism in American history, and perhaps in the world. During these decades, Americans explored and debated all aspects of politics and constitutionalism--the nature of power, liberty, representation, rights, the division of authority between different spheres of government, sovereignty, judicial authority, and written constitutions. The results of these issues produced institutions that have lasted for over two centuries. In this new book, eminent historian Gordon S. Wood distills a lifetime of work on constitutional innovations during the Revolutionary era. In concise form, he illuminates critical events in the nation's founding, ranging from the imperial debate that led to the Declaration of Independence to the revolutionary state constitution making in 1776 and the creation of the Federal Constitution in 1787. Among other topics, he discusses slavery and constitutionalism, the emergence of the judiciary as one of the major tripartite institutions of government, the demarcation between public and private, and the formation of states' rights. Here is an immensely readable synthesis of the key era in the making of the history of the United States, presenting timely insights on the Constitution and the nation's foundational legal and political documents.

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