The Neglected Politics of the American Founding
By Andrew R. Rutten
Two recent books reveal the hidden richness and complexity of Americas constitutional history: Marc Krumans Between Authority and Liberty: State Constitution Making in Revolutionary America and William Novaks The Peoples Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America. Explicitly revisionist, they show how state constitutions were shaped both by their framers guiding principles and by the realities of day-to-day politics.
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