Journals Higher Education



28 July 2015

1448 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199324200

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The Complete Bill of Rights

The Drafts, Debates, Sources, and Origins

Second Edition

Neil H. Cogan

  • Comprehensive clause-by-clause collection of the essential texts for understanding the Bill of Rights.
  • Provides textual background for the Bill of Rights from the original Federal and state sources.
  • Delineates a history of each clause from proposal through drafting through adoption.
  • Provides original source material without editing or "corrections" by editors at the risk of introducing bias.

New to this Edition:

  • Now with double the amount of content since the first edition
  • Now, in addition to Blackstone, extensive, pertinent excerpts from treatise writers known and used by eighteenth-century American lawyers, including Bond, Burns, Care, Coke, Hale, Hawkins, Nelson, Viner, and Wood.
  • Now, including extensive excerpts from contemporary legal dictionaries such as Cowell, Cunningham, and Jacob.
  • Now, adds two new chapters on the 1787 Constitution's Habeas Corpus and Privileges and Immunities Clauses, providing all the pertinent sources, drafts, and debate, as well as lengthy excerpts from dictionaries and treatises.