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

By George Athan Billias

Winner of the 2010 booklet Award from the hot England ancient Association

American constitutionalism represents this country's maximum present to human freedom, but its tale continues to be principally untold. For over 2 hundred years, its beliefs, rules, and associations encouraged diverse peoples in several lands at varied occasions. American constitutionalism and the progressive republican files on which it really is established affected numerous nations via assisting them enhance their very own constitutional democracies. Western constitutionalism—of which the US was once a component besides Britain and France—reached a huge turning aspect in worldwide historical past in 1989, while the forces of democracy surpassed the forces of autocracy for the 1st time.

Historian George Athan Billias lines the unfold of yank 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 through spearheading the force to larger democracy through the Western international, and Billias's landmark learn tells a narrative that would switch the best way readers view the $64000 function American constitutionalism performed in this era.

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