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Author Levy, Leonard W. (Leonard Williams), 1923-2006,
Title Origins of the Bill of Rights / Leonard W. Levy.
Imprint New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1999.

Author Levy, Leonard W. (Leonard Williams), 1923-2006,
Series Contemporary law series
Contemporary law series.
Subject United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments -- History.
Civil rights -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 306 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298) and index.
Summary In this history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.
Contents Why we have the Bill of Rights -- Habeas corpus -- Bills of attainder -- The First Amendment: the Establishment Clause -- The First Amendment: the Free Press Clause -- The right to bear arms -- The Fourth Amendment: search and seizure -- The Fifth Amendment: the right against self-incrimination -- Double jeopardy -- The double jury system: grand and petty -- The Eight Amendment -- The Ninth Amendment: unenumerated rights.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585337993 (electronic bk.)
9780585337999 (electronic bk.)
9780300129021 (electronic bk.)
0300129025 (electronic bk.)
9780300078022 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0300078021 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0300089015 (pbk.)
9780300089011 (pbk.)
OCLC # 45844501
Additional Format Print version: Levy, Leonard W. (Leonard Williams), 1923-2006. Origins of the Bill of Rights. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1999 0300078021 (DLC) 98044965 (OCoLC)40119892

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