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by Philip B. Kurland,Ralph Lerner

eBook The Founders' Constitution: Major Themes download ISBN: 0226463885
Author: Philip B. Kurland,Ralph Lerner
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr (August 1, 1987)
Language: English
Pages: 728
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Category: History
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The Founders' Constitution : Major Themes, Volume 1. Philip Kurland. The Title is The Founder's Constitution. I have Vol. 1, Major Themes.

The Founders' Constitution : Major Themes, Volume 1. The Founders' Constitution Vol 2. The Founders' Constitution, Volume 3. Good heavy paper, very readable type, excellent organization and presentation.

by Philip Kurland (Author), Ralph Lerner (Author), Liberty Fund Inc. (Author) & 0 more. ISBN-13: 978-0865973022. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. Volume One is organized by "major themes," such as rights and separation of powers. For example, the chapter on federal versus consolidated government contains an introduction and 44 entries. The chapter introductions throughout the first volume are succinct, insightful, and rather well-written.

The Founders’ Constitution Major Themes. American Founding American History Political Thought. The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

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The Founders’ Constitution book. Philip B. Kurland was the William R. Kenan, J. Distinguished S/ Philip The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835. Ralph Lerner is the Benjamin Franklin Professor Emeritus in the College, and Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought, at the University of Chicago.

The Founders' Constitution Vol. 1 : Major Themes. by Philip Kurland and Ralph Lerner. Select Format: Paperback.

In this unique anthology, Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner draw on the writings of a wide array of people .

Philip B. Kurland, Ralph Lerner. University of Chicago Press, 1987 - 503 pages. References to this book.

Find nearly any book by Ralph Lerner. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The Founders' Constitution: Major Themes, Volume 1. by Philip Kurland, Ralph Lerner, Liberty Fund Inc. ISBN 9780865973022 (978-0-86597-302-2) Softcover, Liberty Fund In. 2000.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

1. Kurland, Philip . and Ralph Lerner, eds. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Citation Form: Class Notes.

Comments: (3)
Xinetan
Bought my set in very good condition recently for less than the price of a new volume of paperbacks. I reference these when I'm reading (love revolutionary era history!)
Cobandis
The Title is The Founder's Constitution. I have Vol. 1, Major Themes. 700 pages, about the size of a telephone book. Good heavy paper, very readable type, excellent organization and presentation. But how to give a sense of it? It starts with A Reader's Advisory: "This collection of thoughts, opinions, and arguments of the Founders...." And that is exactly what it is. I think the latest item is Geo. Washington's farewell speech in 1796. It includes letters, debates, broadsides, underpinnings (e.g., a bit of John Locke), reports from towns that debated, and so on. The compleat usual cast of characters is present, but also everyone else who spoke or wrote on it intelligently - and passionately. This is not about the writing of the Constitution; for that there is Madison's Notes (ISBN 0-393-30405-1). This book is a record of the debate that made it our Constitution. Not "about" it, but the debate itself, the entries mostly from the 1700s, but including some relevant earlier commentary. Idiosyncratic spelling and expression is preserved.

That's what the book is. The experience of the book is something else. It is nothing less than an encounter with the American mind of the 1700s, on matters that they understood better than we were of the greatest moment. By encounter I do not mean mere meeting as if in a modern classroom with texts and a professor, or as when one reads a single document or history book. Rather, one enters the immediacy of the debate and hears their voices as if spoken directly to the reader himself. And, of course, in a sense they were.

It is also an amazing record of the quality of that mind, its sheer intelligence, and its responsible, ethical, and moral engagement with the constitution itself and all the issues that swirled around it.

It has to said: we modern readers do not fare well at all in comparison. But one feels total pride of association with a community, a nation, capable of such quality of thought and discussion.

As a source, the book is literally priceless, a collection of libraries in one volume.

But it also has to be said that the style of 1700s America is not our style: it's a hard read, perhaps best read and savored over years.
Obong
This is a monumental work, which I think is a must have for student of jurisprudence and constitutional law. I found it incredibly useful as a law student in studying the debates and understanding developments in the common law tradition and constitutional history since the inception of the Republic. It is well organized, and though their is some duplication of materials, it serves the purpose of making the reference more accessible and user-friendly rather than having a cross-referencing scheme. Perhaps, the other user might be right in pointing out that the CD-ROM might be better suited for some users. I have an affinity for the printed matter and the organization makes things relatively easy to find. Though, it is available online for free.