Constitutional Opinions

Aspects of the Bill of Rights
Author(s): 
Levy, Leonard W.
ISBN: 
019505945X
Date published: 
January 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£11.50
Pages: 
284

This is a collection of essays by one of America's pre-eminent constitutional historians. Although this collection spans the entire course of American history, Levy focuses primarily on colonial America and the Constitutional period. His essays cover a broad range of subjects, including free speech in the seventeenth century, John Lilburne and the rights of the English, Quaker blasphemy and toleration, the Zenger case, the First and Fifth Amendments, Jefferson as civil libertarian, and judicial activism. Levy's previously unpublished works offer new discussions of the history of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the establishm ent of the First Amendment, and the right against self-incrimination.