Church State and Original Intent

Author: Donald L. Drakeman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521119184
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This provocative book shows how the justices of the United States Supreme Court have used constitutional history, portraying the Framers' actions in a light favoring their own views about how church and state should be separated. Drakeman examines church-state constitutional controversies from the Founding Era to the present, arguing that the Framers originally intended the establishment clause only as a prohibition against a single national church.

The Citizen s Constitution

Author: Seth Lipsky
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780465024308
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Political Science

Pocket versions of the Constitution of the United States of America abound, as do multi-volume commentaries, scholarly histories of its writing, and political posturings of various clauses. But what if you want a delightfully quick, witty, and readable reference that, in one compact volume, places the document and its clauses into context? You’re out of luck—until now. Written by Seth Lipsky, described in the Boston Globe as “a legendary figure in contemporary journalism,” The Citizen’s Constitution draws on the writings of the Founders, case law from our greatest judges, and current events in more than 300 illuminating annotations. Lipsky provides a no-nonsense, entertaining, and learned guide to the fundamental questions surrounding the document that governs how we govern our country. Every American should know the Constitution. Rarely has it glinted so brightly.

Slavery the Law

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742521192
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as well as issues of criminality, punishment, and constitutional law.

Georgia Biographical Dictionary

Author: Caryn Hannan
Publisher: State History Publications
ISBN: 9781878592422
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: History

GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY is the definitive biographical reference work on people that have contributed to the history of Georgia. Biographees were chosen from various vocations. Activists, artists, authors, athletes, educators, business leaders, entertainers, historians, inventors, journalists, military figures, musicians, politicians, philanthropists, religious leaders and many other vocations. The place index will make it easy to research people from any place in Georgia. The editorial content of the work is well balanced over all time periods, as well as gender and political affiliations. The work contains historical and contemporary figures Minority studies are of special interest in schools today. February is Black History Month and November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Biographies on Native Americans and African Americans are included in this reference work for research on minority studies. March is National Women's History Month and GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY includes biographies on hundreds of women from various vocations, ethnicity and time periods. This unique reference work contains hundreds of biographies along with illustrations. GEORGIA BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY will be used year round in the various studies on Georgia history, Black history, American Indian history and Women's history.