A March of Liberty
A Constitutional History of the United StatesBook - 2011
A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States, 2/e is a clearly written, comprehensive overview of American constitutional development. Covering the country's history from the founding of the English colonies up through the latest decisions of the Supreme Court, thistwo-volume work presents the most complete discussion of American constitutional history currently available. Reflecting the latest in contemporary scholarship, the authors successfully blend cases and court doctrines into the larger fabric of American political, economic, and social history. Theydiscuss in detail the great cases handed down by the Supreme Court, showing how these cases played out in society and how constitutional growth parallels changes in American culture. In addition, this two-volume set examines lesser-known decisions that played important roles in affecting change, andalso contains in-depth analyses of the intellects and personalities of the Supreme Court justices who made these influential decisions.There is only one other competitor in this market now. Urofsky/Finkelman's main advantages are depth of coverage, currency, and ease of use. The main goal of this new edition will be to update the coverage. First, we will include more cases, particularly in Volume 2, that provide a broader range ofissues, e.g. cases dealing with environmental, labor, civil rights, and Native American issues. Despite this increase, we will maintain our page length by eliminating other cases that are less frequently assigned. Included in the new cases will be the most recent decisions related to the Bushadministration, e.g. the USA PATRIOT Act, Bush's signing statements, Massachusetts gay marriage, and Stenberg v. Carhart (a recent challenge to Roe v. Wade). Finally, we will make the texts even easier for students to use by including the vote counts for each case and an appendix of the names andyears for each Supreme Court Justice.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: 2 v. ; 24 cm