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The Second Amendment: A Biography
The Second Amendment: A Biography
by Michael Waldman
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By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second... (read more)

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Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory
Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory
by R. Gregory Nokes
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When they were brought to Oregon in 1844, Missouri slaves Robin and Polly Holmes and their children were promised freedom in exchange for helping develop their owner’s Willamette Valley farm. However, Nathaniel Ford, an influential settler and... (read more)

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Federalist Papers
Federalist Papers
by Alexander Hamilton
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Originally published anonymously, The Federalist Papers first appeared in 1787 as a series of letters to New York newspapers exhorting voters to ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States. Still hotly debated, and open to often controversial... (read more)

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The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (Studies in Legal History)
The Mormon Question: Polygamy and Constitutional Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America (Studies in Legal History)
by Sarah Barringer Gordon
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From the Mormon Church's public announcement of its sanction of polygamy in 1852 until its formal decision to abandon the practice in 1890, people on both sides of the "Mormon question" debated central questions of constitutional law. Did principles of... (read more)

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Plessy VS. Ferguson : a Brief History With Documents (97 Edition)
Plessy VS. Ferguson : a Brief History With Documents (97 Edition)
by Brook (ed.) Thomas
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In 1896, The Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision made legal a system of "separate but equal" racial segregation not overruled until 1954. Using the full text of the Court's opinion, along with a selection of responses to the ruling, Brook Thomas... (read more)

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Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
by Floyd Abrams
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Floyd Abrams, a partner in the law firm of Cahill, Gordon and Reinde, has taught at Columbia School of Journalism, Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School.... (read more)

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America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by
America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by
by Akhil Reed Amar
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Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished... (read more)

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Dred Scott V. Standford : a Brief History With Documents (95 Edition)
Dred Scott V. Standford : a Brief History With Documents (95 Edition)
by Paul Finkelman
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Perhaps no other Supreme Court decision has had the political impact of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Using a variety of documents that reflect regional opinions and political debates, Paul Finkelman examines the 1857 decision that helped set in motion the... (read more)

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Silent Covenants: Brown V. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform
Silent Covenants: Brown V. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform
by Derrick Bell
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When the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education was handed down in 1954, many civil rights advocates believed that the decision finding public school segregation unconstitutional could become the Holy Grail of racial justice. Fifty... (read more)

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Inalienable Rights #05: Is There a Right to Remain Silent?: Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11
Inalienable Rights #05: Is There a Right to Remain Silent?: Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment After 9/11
by Alan Dershowitz
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The right to remain silent, guaranteed by the famed Fifth Amendment case, Miranda v. Arizona, is perhaps one of the most easily recognized and oft-quoted constitutional rights in American culture. Yet despite its ubiquity, there is widespread... (read more)

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Constitutional Law in Contemporary America: Institutions, Politics, and Process, Volume 1 (11 Edition)
Constitutional Law in Contemporary America: Institutions, Politics, and Process, Volume 1 (11 Edition)
by David A. Schultz
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Constitutional Law in Contemporary America is a two-volume undergraduate textbook on American constitutional law. Its format fits the traditional two-semester constitutional law sequence that many undergraduate institutions offer, usually through... (read more)

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Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution
Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution
by Timothy K. Kuhner
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As of the latest national elections, it costs approximately $1 billion to become president, $10 million to become a Senator, and $1 million to become a Member of the House. Despite recent attempts at campaign finance reform, high-priced campaigns... (read more)

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A Guide to the United States Constitution
A Guide to the United States Constitution
by Erin Ackerman
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This supplementary text for a history course presents an extensively annotated Constitution with summaries of each article in plain modern language, plus historical background and explanations of key terms and concepts. It also provides similarly... (read more)

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The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
by Ralph Ketcham
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The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties.... (read more)

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Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance (Inalienable Rights)
Cosmic Constitutional Theory: Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance (Inalienable Rights)
by J Harvie Wilkinson
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American constitutional law has undergone a transformation. Issues once left to the people have increasingly become the province of the courts. Subjects as diverse as abortion rights and firearms regulations, health care reform and counterterrorism... (read more)

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The Anti-Federalist: An Abridgment of the Complete Anti-Federalist
The Anti-Federalist: An Abridgment of the Complete Anti-Federalist
by Herbert Storing
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The purpose of this abridgment of Herbert J. Storing's The Complete Anti-Federalist is to provide students of American political thought, especially those concerned with the American founding, with a one-volume companion to The Federalist. The writings... (read more)

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The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform
The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform
by Andrew Koppelman
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Chief Justice John Roberts stunned the nation by upholding the Affordable Care Act--more commonly known as Obamacare. But legal experts observed that the decision might prove a strategic defeat for progressives. Roberts grounded his decision on Congress... (read more)

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The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
by Jonathan Hennessey
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Our leaders swear to uphold it, our military to defend it. It is the blueprint for the shape and function of government itself and what defines Americans as Americans. But how many of us truly know our Constitution? The United States Constitution: A... (read more)

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The Declaration of Independence & the Constitution
The Declaration of Independence & the Constitution
by Cato Institute
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This pocket edition of America's founding documents is a must for every student, teacher, and informed citizen.... (read more)

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We the People #03: The Civil Rights Revolution
We the People #03: The Civil Rights Revolution
by Bruce Ackerman
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The Civil Rights Revolution carries Bruce Ackerman's sweeping reinterpretation of constitutional history into the era beginning with Brown v. Board of Education. From Rosa Parks's courageous defiance, to Martin Luther King's resounding cadences in "I... (read more)

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