The History, Philosophy, and Structure of the American Constitution

Fourth Edition

by Douglas Kmiec, Stephen B. Presser, John Eastman

Tags: Constitutional Law

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574 pp  $200.00

ISBN 978-1-63043-607-0
eISBN 978-1-63043-608-7

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The Fourth Edition of The History, Philosophy, and Structure of the American Constitution is designed for a two- or three-semester-hour course on the historical and philosophical antecedents as well as the case law of the separation of powers and federalism. It links the "roots" of the American government to its structural design.

The book is designed to meet the needs of professors of political science, government, history, and public policy by supplying a casebook that is at once accessible to study by virtue of generous chapter overviews, skillful case selection and editing, and extended introductions and following notes and questions. In addition, out of abundant respect for the rich intellectual tradition that exists within the university, this book fully reflects that Supreme Court cases emerge from history, and history itself reflects centuries of political and philosophical understanding.

This book is supplemented annually. A Teacher's Manual is available to professors.

This book also is available in a three-hole punched, alternative loose-leaf version printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with wider margins and with the same pagination as the hardbound book.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.