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A History Of The American Constitution

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The newly published third edition brings the material up-to-date with both the latest historical scholarship and the most recent Supreme Court decisions using historical analysis. Among both judges and academics, one of the hottest issues in constitutional law is the role of "original intent." Almost everyone agrees that it is important, and some scholars and judges believe it should be the most important factor in constitutional law. To think about these issues intelligently, law students need to have ready access to the historical materials so they can see how the Framers of the Constitution thought about critical issues. Yet the original source materials fill many volumes. Writings by historians also fill many bookshelves. Just as the traditional casebook selects and condenses materials from the court reports to make them useful for law students, this book does the same thing for the historical evidence of original intent. There is no other source that covers this range of materials, combined with concise overviews of the best understanding of the historical context. Only this book gives students a cogent introduction to the history behind the Constitution and its major amendments, so they can form their own judgments about the "original understanding" and its relevance to modern constitutional law.


Chomsky's Challenge To American Power

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Noam Chomsky is a pioneering scholar in the field of linguistics, but he is better known as a public intellectual: an iconoclastic, radical critic of US politics and foreign policy.Chomsky's Challenge examines most of the major subjects Chomsky has dealt with in his nearly half century of intellectual activism--the Vietnam War, America's broader international role (especially its interventions in the Third World), the structure of power in American politics, the role of the media and of intellectuals in forming public opinion, and American foreign policy in the post-Cold War world.


Chomsky is as controversial as he is influential. Admirers see him as a courageous teller of unpleasant truths about political power and those who wield it in the United States. Critics view him as a propagandist and ideologue who sees only black and white where there are multiple shades of gray. While Chomsky's fans tend to view him uncritically, his critics often don't take him seriously. Unlike any previous work, this book takes Chomsky seriously while treating him critically. The author gives Chomsky credit for valuable contributions to our understanding of the contemporary political world, but spares no criticism of the serious deficiencies he sees in Chomsky's political analyses.


Rise Up! 42 Additional Ways To Improve Black America Now

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RISE UP! 42 Additional Ways to Improve Black America is the follow up to Wake Up! 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now! RISE UP! is a continuation of the call-to-action for all people laid out in the first book. In both books, the emphasis is the idea that everyone, including African Americans, needs to learn how to improve their lives today. The only way to improve is for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own lives. More and more African Americans across the nation believe that we can change things; we can make a difference. RISE UP! focuses on a series of ideas that can be used to live the life that we all are seeking. To teach these principles, this book is broken into six categories: Learning Lessons, Building the Family, Managing Finances, Offering Service, Strengthening Communities, and Helping Society. This information is directed at African-Americans; however, regardless of race, gender, origin, or economic status, everyone can all learn and apply the principles in this book to become more successful. Best wishes and blessings on your journey through the following thoughts and ideas. I sincerely hope that this book will also inspire people to improve their lives NOW!


When You See Me, You Know Me

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When You See Me, You Know Me, or The Famous Chronicle Historie of King Henrie the Eight, with the Birth and Vertuous Life of Edward Prince of Wales, derives its claim to attention from its general identity in subject and partial coincidence in details with Shakespeare's Henry VIII. As the date of the latter is keenly disputed, it is difficult if not impossible to arrive at any conclusion as to the relative priority of Shakespeare's and Rowley's plays. If Shakespeare's was produced in an earlier form so soon as 1603, it may have been written as well as brought on the stage before Rowley's, which is known to have been printed in 1605. (The entry of an Enterlude on King Henry VIII in the Stationers' Registers very probably refers to it.) But if Shakespeare's play was not written till a later date, it must be concluded that Shakespeare was influenced by Rowley's play in the selection of some incidents which both have in common, though nearly all of these incidents are to be found in Holinshed. On the other hand, Elze is of opinion that Rowley probably derived two passages from The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice, which beyond all reasonable doubt were of earlier dates than his Chronicle-History". I may as well confess that I do not attach much importance to such questions as to priority, feeling convinced that neither Rowley nor Shakespeare would have hesitated for a moment to appropriate such materials in the way of incidents as commended themselves to their use.
Any further comparison between Shakespeare's Henry VIII and Rowley's play is out of the question; for the two productions stand on an utterly different level. That with which Rowley's contents itself is, considering the period in which his work was produced, a remarkably low one. The play was performed by the Prince of Wales' company, and was probably meant to secure the favorable attention of their youthful patron by the glory which it seeks to shed on the person of another Prince of Wales of similar promise, whose birth, education, and abilities (particularly in the matter of religious controversy) form a prominent part of the action. For the rest, the play is a bewildering jumble of transposed history and rollicking inventions.
-The Later Elizabethans [1875]


Split History Of The American Revolution

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People from Great Britain came to North America to start new lives in the 13 American colonies. In the beginning colonists accepted British rule without question. But by the mid-1700s, things were changing. Many colonists wanted the right to govern themselves. The British government felt as if the colonists were being ungrateful. By 1775 war between the two sides was inevitable.



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