McIlwain, Charles Howard. The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. xi, 198 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange. ISBN-13: 9781584775683; ISBN-10: 1584775688. Hardcover. New. $75. * In this work, which won the 1924 Pulitzer Prize in history, McIlwain argues that the central problem in the genesis of the American Revolution was the determination of the exact nature of the British Empire's constitution. "After a searching examination of a wealth of judicial precedents drawn largely from Ireland's relations with the English king and parliament, the author reaches the conclusion that 'there was a bona fide constitutional issue which preceded the American Revolution, and from which it in part resulted.' He contends that, strictly from the legal standpoint, the colonists had a number of good constitutional precedents to support their position.": Allison, Fay, [et. al.] A Guide to Historical Literature cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 377.
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