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The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

David J. Bodenhamer

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Oxford University Press
26 April 2018
History; History of the Americas; Political structure & processes; Constitution: government & the state
The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes that have shaped American constitutional history-federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, equality, rights, and security. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book places constitutional history within the context of American political and social history. We do not operate today under the same Constitution created by our founding fathers or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction amendments. Nor are we the same nation. As our circumstances have changed, so has our Constitution.
By:   David J. Bodenhamer
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 174mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   129g
ISBN:   9780195378320
ISBN 10:   0195378326
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   26 April 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David J. Bodenhamer is the founding Executive Director of The Polis Center, Professor of History, and Adjunct Professor of Informatics at IUPUI. Bodenhamer is author or editor of twelve books in American legal and constitutional history and in the new field of spatial humanities, which applies geospatial technologies to humanities disciplines. He also is co-editor of two book series with Indiana University Press and is co-editor of the IJHAC: A Journal of the Digital Humanities.

Reviews for The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

The Constitution and words like impeachment are bandied about frequently when administrations and individual presidents run into trouble, and those engaged in the debate would do well to take refresher courses. For the rest of the world, it is a very useful introduction to the subject, it does what it says on the can and much more besides. * Dr David Cowan, The Global Legal Post *


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