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The Bill of Rights: Its Origin and Meaning

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The Bill of Rights and its background: Sixty-three pledges of freedom;
Thinking back to Edward III;
Textbooks on tyranny;
Ten pillars of freedom;
Hats on and hats off;
Mandates or admonitions;
Old rights and later wrongs;
The diabolical art of printing;
Coke's myth of seditious libel;
Judicial midwives of the law of libel;
The popish plot;
The fall of the perjured
Hardcover, 580 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by ACLS History E-Book Project (first published 1965)
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Born in Iowa in 1885. Graduated from the University of Iowa in 1909. Worked as a reporter, editor, and editorial writer for newspapers in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. Wrote poetry, plays, short stories, children's novels, magazine articles, and a monumental biography of James Madison. Died in 1976.
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