- Paperback: 462 pages
- Publisher: University of Georgia Press (September 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0820334960
- ISBN-13: 978-0820334967
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,697,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Toward a Usable Past: Liberty Under State Constitutions
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"An important book. The first volume devoted to state constitutional history in recent years, it demonstrates both the importance of the enterprise and how much work remains to be done."--G. Alan Tarr, "American Political Science Review"
"[A] fine collection of essays . . . The volume is accessible and provides an excellent starting place for an examination of state constitutional developments. It deserves a wide audience, and should serve to inspire further work on the constitutional past of the states."--James W. Ely Jr., "American Journal of Legal History"
"Contain[s] much of interest, and [has] an appeal rather broader than [the] North American focus might suggest."--John W. Cairns, "Legal History"
"This important and impressive volume of fifteen essays provides examples of the best research and thinking occurring in the historical and legal world of state constitutionalism. . . . These essays demonstrate thoughtful arguments and prudent judgments."--Thomas C. Mackey, "History of Education Quarterly"
About the Author
Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School. He is the author of numerous books, including "An Imperfect Union: Slavery, Federalism, and Comity" and "Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson." Stephen E. Gottlieb is the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School whose books include "Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America" and "Jurisprudence: Cases and Materials."
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