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8. Security

8. Security  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0008
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Armed conflict poses an imminent threat to the nation’s existence, but so does suspension of the nation’s fundamental laws. The framers wrestled with how to grant government the power to ... More
2. Law and African American slavery

2. Law and African American slavery  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0002
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‘Law and African American slavery’ illustrates how the colonial heritage of slavery in America helped foster the population growth, expansion of the labour force, extraction of abundant ... More
5. Criminal law

5. Criminal law  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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Crime and the treatment of criminals have been pervasive themes of American legal history. ‘Criminal law’ shows that in contrast to the early conceptions of crime and punishment as largely ... More
3. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?

3. Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0003
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‘Party organizations: What do they look like? What do they do?’ examines each of those questions and reveals that political party organizations in the United States reflect the nation's ... More
The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. Bodenhamer

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Aug 2018
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The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction explores the major themes of American constitutional history—federalism, the balance of powers, property, representation, ... More
1. The revolutionary Constitution

1. The revolutionary Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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The American Revolution was a radical event that redefined ideas of sovereignty, liberty, equality, representation, and power. It also recast how men and women related to each other within ... More
5. Representation

5. Representation  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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More than most constitutional issues, questions of representation and suffrage have exposed the fault lines of class, race, and gender in American society. Popular sovereignty was the ... More
4. Property

4. Property  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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The Constitution of 1787 contains no broad guarantee of the right to property, but it established numerous protections for property. ‘Property’ explains that the right to property found ... More
EpilogueThe future Constitution

Epilogue: The future Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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The United States does not operate today under the Constitution ratified in 1788 or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction ... More
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Linda Greenhouse

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.001.0001
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The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction draws on the Court’s history and its written and unwritten rules to show how it operates in the early twenty-first century. ... More
1. American federalism in comparative perspective

1. American federalism in comparative perspective  

Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

in Federalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780190900083
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10.1093/actrade/9780190900052.003.0001
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“American federalism in comparative perspective” outlines how, in 1787, a new American constitution was drafted which replaced the confederation with a federal form of government. This ... More
2. A Public Figure

2. A Public Figure  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0002
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‘A public figure‘ discusses Aristotle’s second period in Athens, the cultural capital of the Greek world. He taught regularly in the Lyceum, believing that knowledge and teaching were ... More
5. The Revolution in power (1914–1920)

5. The Revolution in power (1914–1920)  

Alan Knight

in The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191807664
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745631.003.0005
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The rebel leaders of 1914 purged opponents and imposed their will by force. This new radicalism had three dimensions: personnel, policy, and practice. ‘The Revolution in power’ describes ... More
6. Equality

6. Equality  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Equality was not an explicit core value of the Constitution, nor was it a basic condition of republican governments. The framers, living in a world based on class distinctions, rejected ... More
7. Rights

7. Rights  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Throughout American history, rights have been invented and repudiated, fought over and striven for, expanded and violated. From the nation’s beginnings, revolutionaries appealed to natural ... More
3. Balance of powers

3. Balance of powers  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Two questions guided the framers when dividing power among the branches of government: What were the limits and purposes of national power? What were the roles and responsibilities of the ... More
4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60

4. The politics of slavery: prelude to the Civil War, 1844–60  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0005
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In the ten years following the 1844 election the entire political landscape changed, including the demise of the Whig party and the rise of a powerful new northern party, the Republican ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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This very short introduction explores how national politics changed from the Founding Fathers' U.S. Constitution in 1787 and what followed. The only consistency between the Founders' dream ... More
1. The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89

1. The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0002
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‘The politics of the Constitution, 1787–89’ describes the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and its ratification. The central actors were George Washington, James Madison, Benjamin ... More
2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

2. Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824  

Donald T. Critchlow

in American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2014
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Feb 2015
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9780199393725
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340057.003.0003
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9780199340057
The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's ... More

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