America and Enlightenment Constitutionalism

  • Editors
  • Gary L. McDowell
  • Johnathan O’Neill

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Gary L. McDowell, Johnathan O’Neill
      Pages 1-9
  3. Enlightenment Philosophy and Constitutionalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 10-10
    2. Steven D. Smith
      Pages 13-55
    3. Martin Loughlin
      Pages 57-80
    4. Frederick Rosen
      Pages 81-98
    5. Paul A. Rahe
      Pages 123-155
  4. The Enlightenment and the Constitution in America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 156-156
    2. Gordon S. Wood
      Pages 159-175
    3. C. Bradley Thompson
      Pages 243-263
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This book shows in detail the Enlightenment origin of the US Constitution. It provides vivid analysis of how the Enlightenment's basic ideas were reformulated in the context of America.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-53362-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-60106-2
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