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The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution: A Lawyers' Guide to Contemporary Historical Scholarship
(Constitutional Commentary, 1988)
In the past twenty years, historians have greatly enriched our knowledge of the eighteenth-century ideas that underlie the Constitution. Much of this scholarship has been devoted to rediscovery of eighteenth century ...
Two Hundred Years Ago Today
(Law and Inequality, 1988)
There is a tendency in the bicentennial year-and especially this week-to idealize the events of 1787. We tend to presume that the men who wrote the Constitution were near-perfect demigods, who crafted a brilliant and ...