George Athan Billias's American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: PDF

By George Athan Billias

ISBN-10: 0814725171

ISBN-13: 9780814725177

ISBN-10: 0814791077

ISBN-13: 9780814791073

Winner of the 2010 ebook Award from the recent England old Association

American constitutionalism represents this country's maximum reward to human freedom, but its tale is still principally untold. For over 2 hundred years, its beliefs, principles, and associations stimulated diverse peoples in several lands at diverse instances. American constitutionalism and the innovative republican files on which it's established affected numerous international locations by means of assisting them increase their very own constitutional democracies. Western constitutionalism—of which the US was once a component besides Britain and France—reached an enormous turning aspect in worldwide heritage in 1989, while the forces of democracy surpassed the forces of autocracy for the 1st time.

Historian George Athan Billias lines the unfold of yankee constitutionalism—from Europe, Latin the US, and the Caribbean area, to Asia and Africa—beginning chronologically with the yank Revolution and the fateful "shot heard around the international" and finishing with the belief of the chilly battle in 1989. the yank version contributed considerably by means of spearheading the force to larger democracy during the Western international, and Billias's landmark learn tells a narrative that would switch the best way readers view the real position American constitutionalism performed in this era.

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