Blackstone in America

Selected Essays of Kathryn Preyer

Author: Mary Bilder,Maeva Marcus,R. Kent Newmyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107666627

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Blackstone in America explores the creative process of transplantation - the way in which American legislators and judges refashioned the English common law inheritance to fit the republican political culture of the new nation. With current scholarship returning to focus on the transformation of Anglo-American law to "American" law, Professor Kathryn Preyer's lifelong study of the constitutional and legal culture of the early American republic has acquired new relevance and a wider audience. The collection includes Professor Preyer's work on criminal law, the early national judiciary, and the history of the book. All nine of Professor Preyer's important and award-winning essays are easily accessible in this volume, with new introductions by three leading scholars of early American law.
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American Conservatism

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Author: Sanford V. Levinson,Melissa S. Williams,Joel Parker

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479865184

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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The topic of American conservatism is especially timely—and perhaps volatile. Is there what might be termed an “exceptional” form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to conservatisms found in other countries? Are views that are identified in the United States as conservative necessarily congruent with what political theorists might classify under that label? Or does much American conservatism almost necessarily reflect the distinctly liberal background of American political thought? In American Conservatism, a distinguished group of American political and legal scholars reflect on these crucial questions, unpacking the very nature and development of American conservative thought. They examine both the historical and contemporary realities of arguments offered by self-conscious conservatives in the United States, offering a well-rounded view of the state of this field. In addition to synoptic overviews of the various dimensions of American conservative thought, specific attention is paid to such topics as American constitutionalism, the role of religion and religious institutions, and the particular impact of the late Leo Strauss on American thought and thinkers. Just as American conservatism includes a wide, and sometimes conflicting, group of thinkers, the essays in this volume themselves reflect differing and sometimes controversial assessments of the theorists under discussion.
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The Second Creation

Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era

Author: Jonathan Gienapp

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674185048

Category: History

Page: 402

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Americans widely believe that the U.S. Constitution was almost wholly created when it was drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1788. Jonathan Gienapp recovers the unknown story of the Constitution’s second creation in the decade after its adoption—a story with explosive implications for current debates over constitutional originalism and interpretation.
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Unfreedom

Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Author: Jared Ross Hardesty

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479801844

Category: History

Page: 272

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 In Unfreedom, Jared Ross Hardesty examines the lived experience of slaves in eighteenth-century Boston. Instead of relying on the traditional dichotomy of slavery and freedom, Hardesty argues we should understand slavery in Boston as part of a continuum of unfreedom. In this context, African slavery existed alongside many other forms of oppression, including Native American slavery, indentured servitude, apprenticeship, and pauper apprenticeship. In this hierarchical and inherently unfree world, enslaved Bostonians were more concerned with their everyday treatment and honor than with emancipation, as they pushed for autonomy, protected their families and communities, and demanded a place in society. Drawing on exhaustive research in colonial legal records – including wills, court documents, and minutes of governmental bodies – as well as newspapers, church records, and other contemporaneous sources, Hardesty masterfully reconstructs an eighteenth-century Atlantic world of unfreedom that stretched from Europe to Africa to America. By reassessing the lives of enslaved Bostonians as part of a social order structured by ties of dependence, Hardesty not only demonstrates how African slaves were able to decode their new homeland and shape the terms of their enslavement, but also tells the story of how marginalized peoples engrained themselves in the very fabric of colonial American society.
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Election Law and Democratic Theory

Author: Professor David Schultz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472434986

Category: Law

Page: 294

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While numerous books and articles examine various aspects either of democratic theory or of specific topics in election law, there is no comprehensive book that provides a detailed and scholarly discussion of the political and democratic theory underpinnings of election law. Election Law and Democratic Theory fills this important gap, as author David Schultz offers a scholarly analysis of the political principles and democratic values underlying election law and the regulation of political campaigns and participants in the United States. The book provides the first full-length examination of the political theories that form the basis for many of the current debates in election law that structure both Supreme Court and scholarly considerations of topics ranging from campaign finance reform, voting rights, reapportionment, and ballot access to the rights of political parties, the media, and other players in the system. It challenges much of the current debate in election law and argues for more discussion and development of a democratic political theory to support and guide election law jurisprudence.
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Gewalt als Gottesdienst

Religionskriege im Zeitalter der Globalisierung

Author: Hans Gerhard Kippenberg

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406494666

Category: Globalization

Page: 272

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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The Spectator

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Hume in der Deutschen Aufklärung

Umrisse einer Rezeptionsgeschichte

Author: Günter Gawlick,Lothar Kreimendahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Enlightenment

Page: 235

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Who's who in America

Author: John William Leonard,Albert Nelson Marquis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

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Vols. 28-30 accompanied by separately published parts with title: Indices and necrology.
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The Commonweal

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