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American Constitutionalism: Volume I: Structures of Government

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Author: Gillman, Howard

Brand: Oxford University Press

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 784

Release Date: 02-08-2016

Details: Product Description In American Constitutionalism, Second Edition, renowned authors Howard Gillman, Mark A. Graber, and Keith E. Whittington offer an innovative approach to the two-semester Constitutional Law sequence ( Volume 1 covers Institutions and Volume II covers Rights and Liberties) that presents the material in a historical organization within each volume, as opposed to the typical issues-based organization. Looking at Supreme Court decisions historically provides an opportunity for instructors to teach--and students to reflect on--the political factions and climate of the day. The second edition has been streamlined and also features updated cases, analysis, illustrations, and figures. FEATURES Covers all important debates in U.S. constitutionalism, organized by historical era Clearly lays out the political and legal contexts in chapter introductions Integrates more documents and cases than any other text on the market, including decisions made by elected officials and state courts Offers numerous pedagogical features, including topical sections within each historical chapter, bulleted lists of major developments, explanatory headnotes for the readings, questions on court cases, illustrations and political cartoons, tables, and suggested readings Additional material previously available in the first edition is now located on the book's free, open-access Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/gillman Review " American Constitutionalism is easily the best undergraduate constitutional law text on the market. It goes beyond other texts by including not only important Supreme Court cases, but also materials illustrating that constitutional development is the product of interactions between many individuals and institutions."--Paul Nolette, Marquette University "The historical approach of American Constitutionalism is excellent. It has encouraged me to completely rethink my course with attention to changes in our regime over time. Equally excellent is the inclusion of influential constitutional statements from congressional floor debates and presidential addresses."--Stewart Gardner, Boise State University About the Author Howard Gillman is Chancellor of the University of and Professor of Law, Political Science, and History at the University of California, Irvine. Mark A. Graber is the Jacob A. France Professor of Constitutionalism at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Keith E. Whittington is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University and Director of Graduate Studies in Politics at Princeton University.

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.1 x 1.1 inches

Languages: English