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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
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.
Timothy Mcpike
Concise and cogent and fascinating history of the American Constitution from the earliest settlers to the Reagan revolution.
Hard to follow the author's train of thought.
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