American Constitutionalism: Powers, Rights, and Liberties


Gillman, Howard, Mark A Graber, and Keith E Whittington. American Constitutionalism: Powers, Rights, and Liberties. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. Web.
American Constitutionalism: Powers, Rights, and Liberties


An innovative new casebook for the teaching of constitutional law in political science, history and law. American Constitutionalism provides generous excerpts from landmark and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, while placing those materials in political and legal context and providing students with the analytical tools for examining those decisions. The casebook is distinctive in providing extensive materials from sources beyond the U.S. Supreme Court that are also essential to understanding the American constitutional tradition and in situating materials within a broader historical and political environment. The one-volume editions covers government structures and powers and rights and liberties. This volume offers an abridgement of the two volumes supported by an extensive web supplement of additional materials and tools for instructors and students.

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Praise: "American Constitutionalism marks a new age in the teaching of constitutional law. After using this text, I can't imagine teaching constitutional law any other way." - Julie Novkov, University at Albany, State University of New York
Praise: "This is a major achievement--a gold-standard teaching tool doubling as a penetrating account of the development of constitutional rights and liberties in America."--Ken I. Kersch, Boston College
Praise: "An important and refreshing challenge to the traditional case method of teaching constitutional law." --Jason Pierceson, University of Illinois Springfield
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