The heart of the Constitution : how the Bill of Rights became the Bill of Rights /

"This is the untold story of the most celebrated part of the Constitution. Until the twentieth century, few Americans called the first ten constitutional amendments drafted by James Madison in 1789 and ratified by the states in 1791 the Bill of Rights. Even more surprising, when people finally...

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Main Author: Magliocca, Gerard N.
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface : The Bill of Rights
  • Introduction : The First Bill of Rights Day
  • Fighting the Crown
  • Opposing the Constitution
  • Drafting the amendments
  • Wandering in the wilderness
  • Reconstructing the Union
  • Justifying imperialism
  • Defending the New Deal
  • Attacking the Fu⁺hrer
  • Reinventing judicial review
  • Waging the Cold War
  • Epilogue : A Sacred Relic
  • Appendix A. The English Declaration of Rights (1689)
  • Appendix B. The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)
  • Appendix C. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)