ERIC Number: ED345998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Contexts of the Bill of Rights.
Schechter, Stephen L., Ed.; Bernstein, Richard B., Ed.
This book contains three major essays that consider the origins of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. In "The U.S. Bill of Rights in Historical Perspective," Donald S. Lutz examines the intellectual context of the Bill of Rights by analyzing the changing ideas about rights in colonial, Revolutionary, and early national American political thought and culture. In "The Making of the Bill of Rights: 1787-1792," John P. Kaminski explores the political context of the Bill of Rights. In "The Bill of Rights: A Bibliographic Essay," Gaspare J. Saladino looks at the historiographical context of the Bill of Rights by surveying the voluminous literature, both in history and in lawyers' legal and constitutional history, on the origins of the Bill of Rights and the individual amendments composing it. This volume also includes an editor's introduction,"Restoring the Context of the Bill of Rights," by Stephen L. Schechter and Richard B. Berstein, and "The Ratifications of the New Foederal Constitution, together with the Amendments, Proposed by the Several States" as printed by Augustine Davis, of Richmond, Virginia, in 1788. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Council for Citizenship Education, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY 12180 ($8).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Albany.
Identifiers: Bill of Rights