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Published: 24 October 2019

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780190699482

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The Spirit of the Constitution

John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland

David S. Schwartz

  • The first book to examine the influence and interpretations of McCulloch v. Maryland through U.S. constitutional history
  • Challenges the conventional wisdom that the case has always had "one true meaning" that it established nationalist constitutional principles once and for all
  • Argues that the case's potential has not been realized in national economic reform and racial equality legislation

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