The First American Constitutions
Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitutions in the Revolutionary EraBook - 1980
For the last twenty years this book has been cited by every serious writer on early American constitutional development. Any constitutional history of the independent United States must begin with this comprehensive study. This volume contains two new chapters: one demonstrating precedents in the state constitutions for the U.S. Constitution, and another chapter critically testing the republicanism over liberalism thesis against political ideas and institutional arrangements that constitute the first state constitutions.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, c1980
Branch Call Number: JK31 .A2413
Characteristics: xviii, 351 p. ; 24 cm