Origins of the Bill of Rights
By (author) Leonard W. Levy
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Origins of the Bill of Rights by Leonard W. Levy
Book DescriptionIn this fascinating history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300089011
(197mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard W. Levy
Ranters Run Amok, Paperback (February 2009)
The Pulitzer Prize-winning constitutional historian Leonard Levy here collects eight of his most important essays of recent years. Written with his characterstic erudition, clarity, directness, and verve, these explorations into the history of the law are at once an entertainment and an education. One of the clearest and most eloquent liberal interpreters of law. New York Times Book Review.
Palladium of Justice, Paperback (August 2000)View all books by Leonard W. Levy
Here, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author traces the development of trial by jury - "the palladium of justice". He summarises the issue, and offers explanations of the full implications of one of the most basic social rights.
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Author Biography - Leonard W. Levy
Leonard W. Levy is Mellon Professor Emeritus at the Claremont Graduate University and Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Southern Oregon State College. He is the author of thirty-six books, including Origins of the Fifth Amendment, for which he received a Pulitzer Prize.
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