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The Resource Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right, Ray Raphael

Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right, Ray Raphael

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Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right
Title
Constitutional myths
Title remainder
what we get wrong and how to get it right
Statement of responsibility
Ray Raphael
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans of late have taken to waving the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, 'The founders were on MY side! See, it's all right here!' But these phantom constitutions bear little relation to the historical one. By entering the world of the Constitution's framers, and experiencing it one day after the next as they did, Ray Raphael helps us understand how and why they created the document they did. Casting aside preconceptions and commonly held beliefs, he asks provocative questions that get to the heart of the document and its purposes: Was the aim of the Constitution really to limit government? Why didn't the framers include a Bill of Rights? Did they hate taxes? Was James Madison actually the 'Father of the Constitution,' as proclaimed in our textbooks? Can we find the true meaning of the Constitution by reading The Federalist Papers or by revealing the framers' 'original intent'? The answers to these questions are bound to surprise and enlighten. Before we can consider what the framers would do if they were alive today, we first need to see what they did during their own time, not in our terms, but theirs. Only then can we begin to resolve the sweeping question that affects us all: what does the Constitution, written at a different time, mean for us today? With this meticulously researched historical tour de force, Raphael sets the record straight--and sounds a vital call for a reasoned and evidence-driven debate about our founding document"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Aims to dispel myths about the Constitution propagated by both the left and the right, viewing the document in its proper historical context
Tone
Writing style
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10176027
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.R375 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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what we get wrong and how to get it right
Label
Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right, Ray Raphael
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A revolution in favor of government -- 2. Taxes -- 3. Politics -- 4. Principles -- 5. The father -- 6. The Federalist Papers -- 7. "Bill of Rights" -- 8. Originalism -- Documents : A. Articles of Confederation (submitted to the states November 15, 1777; ratified March 1, 1781) -- B. Washington's "legacy" letter to the states (June 8, 1783) -- C. Virginia Plan (May 29, 1787) -- D. Committee of Detail draft (August 6, 1787) -- E. Original United States Constitution (submitted by the Federal Convention September 17, 1787' ratified June 21, 1788) -- F. Madison's Draft Amendments (June 8, 1789) -- G. Initial set of Constitutional Amendments (twelve amendments by Congress September 25, 1789; ten ratified December 15, 1791) -- H. Constitutional Amendments 11-27
Control code
21063895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781595588388
Lccn
2012041849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781620971345
Stock number
1395781
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778419457
  • (OCoLC)778419457
Label
Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right, Ray Raphael
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A revolution in favor of government -- 2. Taxes -- 3. Politics -- 4. Principles -- 5. The father -- 6. The Federalist Papers -- 7. "Bill of Rights" -- 8. Originalism -- Documents : A. Articles of Confederation (submitted to the states November 15, 1777; ratified March 1, 1781) -- B. Washington's "legacy" letter to the states (June 8, 1783) -- C. Virginia Plan (May 29, 1787) -- D. Committee of Detail draft (August 6, 1787) -- E. Original United States Constitution (submitted by the Federal Convention September 17, 1787' ratified June 21, 1788) -- F. Madison's Draft Amendments (June 8, 1789) -- G. Initial set of Constitutional Amendments (twelve amendments by Congress September 25, 1789; ten ratified December 15, 1791) -- H. Constitutional Amendments 11-27
Control code
21063895
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781595588388
Lccn
2012041849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781620971345
Stock number
1395781
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778419457
  • (OCoLC)778419457

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