A Remarkably Detailed History of the U.S. Constitution to 1895 Thorpe, Francis Newton. The Constitutional History of the United States: In Three Volumes 1765-1895. Originally published: Chicago: Callaghan & Company, 1901. 3 Vols. xxi, 595; xix, 685; xvi, 718 pp. One fold-out map. Map illustrations throughout. Reprinted 2008, 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584778417; ISBN-10: 1584778415. Hardcover. New. $125. * Reprint of the sole edition. Useful for its early twentieth-century Northern perspective, Volumes I and II relate the framing and adoption of the Constitution and the first ten amendments. Volume III recounts the history of the Civil War amendments. Francis Newton Thorpe [1857-1926] was a Professor of American Constitutional History at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of numerous works including The Spoils of Empire (1903), The Civil War: The National View (1906) and The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the State, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America (1909). "The account of the formation and adoption of the Constitution and the early amendments is very complete. The votes in the Constitutional Convention are carefully recorded, the debates there and in the ratifying conventions fully summarized, and the sources of each provision noted. The same method is pursued with all the amendments." --H.L.B., Harvard Law Review 14 (1900-01) 553.
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