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Author Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-

Title For ourselves and our posterity : the preamble to the Federal Constitution in American history / Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
 Lower Mez.  KF4541 .H575 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # KF4541 .H575 2013
Description xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Series Critical historical encounters
Critical historical encounters
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The revolutionary republics, the confederation, and their laws -- The Constitutional Convention meets -- Drafting the preamble -- Ratification and the first federal administration, 1787-1801 -- The preamble in the crisis times, 1801-1865 -- Legacies of the preamble -- Epilogue : "our posterity"
Notes White Red Black
Subject United States. Constitution
Constitutional law -- United States
Constitutional history -- United States
ISBN 9780199899531 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0199899533 (pbk. : acid-free paper)


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