An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

Author: Charles A. Beard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439118353

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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First published in 1913, Beard’s iconoclastic masterwork sparked a deep historical debate that has not abated. Scrutinizing the Constitution in light of economic forces, he proposed for the first time that this politico-legal document was shaped by a group of men whose commercial interests were best served by its provisions. One hundred years later, An Economic Interpretation continues to stand the test of time, raising important questions about commercial and political power and generating radical new insights into our laws and our economy.

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

Including 1967 Supplement

Author: Chester James Antieau

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 9781575884431

Category: History

Page: 519

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The book is divided into two main parts...the Constitution as a limitation upon state power & as a source of state obligation; & the Constitution as a source of federal power & as a limitaton upon the activities of the federal government. There is an extensive table of cases in this book, & the reprint edition contains the 1967 Supplement to this highly rated publication. Printed on acid-free paper.

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

Author: Charles Austin Beard

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584771119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 1841

Beard, Charles. An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925. vii, 330 pp. Reprinted 2001 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-036834. ISBN 1-58477-111-9. Cloth. $80. * In this classic and controversial interpretation of the economic conditions of the United States between 1783-1787, Beard proposes the thesis that the Framers were motivated by economic concerns. In his landmark work The Growth of American Law Hurst describes An Economic Interpretation... as "one of 'the basic works' on the Federal Convention of 1787." Hurst, The Growth of American Law: 458. Beard [1874-1948] was a founder of The New School for Social Research.

History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America

Author: George Bancroft

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584770023

Category: History

Page: 1059

View: 6364

Bancroft, George. History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America. Second Edition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882. Two volumes. xxiv, 520; xiv,501 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-23946. ISBN 1-58477-002-3. Cloth. $175. * Traces the formation of the federal constitution from its origin to the inauguration of Washington, with an extensive appendix of letters and papers illustrating the formation of the constitution.