Author: Charles Austin Beard
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics
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.
Author: James M. Beck
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
Release Date: 2008-08
While this notable group of men contained a few merchants, financiers, farmers, doctors, educators, and soldiers, of the remainder, at least thirty-one were lawyers, and of these many had been justices of the local courts and executive officers of the commonwealths. Four had studied in the Inner Temple, at least five in the Middle Temple, one at Oxford under the tuition of Blackstone and two in Scottish Universities.
Author: Mark Tushnet
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2015-08-27
This is the second edition of Professor Tushnet's short critical introduction to the history and current meaning of the United States' Constitution. It is organised around wo themes: first, the US Constitution is old, short, and difficult to amend. Second, the Constitution creates a structure of political opportunities that allows political actors, icluding political parties, to pursue the preferred policy goals even to the point of altering the very structure of politics. Deploying these themes to examine the structure f the national government, federalism, judicial review, and individual rights, the book provides basic information about, and deeper insights into, the way he US constitutional system has developed and what it means today.