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The Second Creation [electronic resource] : Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era / Jonathan Gienapp.

Author/Creator:
Gienapp, Jonathan, author.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional law -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Americans widely believe that the U.S. Constitution was almost wholly created when it was drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1788. Jonathan Gienapp recovers the unknown story of the Constitution's second creation in the decade after its adoption-a story with explosive implications for current debates over constitutional originalism and interpretation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction: Reimagining the Creation of the American Constitution
1. The Uncertainty of Written Constitutionalism
2. Language and Power
3. The Unfinished Constitution
4. The Sacred Text
5. The Rules of the Constitution
6. The "People's" Constitution
7. The Apotheosis of the Fixed Constitution
Epilogue: The Endurance of Fixity
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 19. Feb 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780674989542
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674989542 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.