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The American Constitution: Its Origins and Development

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The hallmarks of this authoritative text have been strengthened throughout: its clear exposition of judicial rulings and their significance, its even-handed discussion of larger trends in American constitutional history, and a broad approach that brings politics and social developments to bear on constitutional cases.

The Seventh Edition also takes account of major constitu
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Paperback, 560 pages
Published March 17th 1991 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published September 17th 1990)
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Jeni Enjaian
This book is the first volume of the textbook for my American Constitutional History class. I sincerely wish that my professor had chosen another book. While the authors appear quite knowledgable about the topic that they cover (albeit a complicated and often convoluted one) they do not appear skillful in dispensing that information in easy to understand prose.

A single page (half a page actually...just the front or back) takes me over a minute to read, longer when I'm trying to read critically.
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Timothy Mcpike
Concise and cogent and fascinating history of the American Constitution from the earliest settlers to the Reagan revolution.
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Hard to follow the author's train of thought.
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