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"Grossman's thorough discussion of the background of the 27 Amendments will be a useful addition to public and academic library collections."-Library Journal

Constitutional Amendments
An Encyclopedia of the People • Procedures • Politics • Primary Documents
and Campaigns for the 27 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States

Pub. Date: January 2017
Hardcover: 1,200 pages, Two Volumes
Price: $275.00
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This thought-provoking and interesting text provides a complete examination of each of our nation's 27 Constitutional Amendments. From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789.

New to each chapter in this edition is a brief summary and timeline of the amendment. In addition, researchers will find 10 new primary documents, and 54 new Supreme Court cases extending the coverage of this edition up to the minute in regard to the controversial issues before the court in recent years. Also NEW to this edition is Appendix D– a list of the 100 Supreme Court cases included in this edition. In addition to new material, other chapter elements have been updated to bring the work up to date.

Section One: Amendment
Starting with the Bill of Right as a whole, each of the 18 Amendment chapter offers:

Section Two: Original Primary Documents
This section includes newspaper articles that show how public opinion differed in different regions of the country, and Supreme Court cases that ruled based on their interpretation at the time.

Section Three: Supreme Court Cases
Each case chosen represents individuals or entities who feel that their rights, under the amendment, have been violated. The analysis opens with the case’s official docket data, date, decision, and ruling justice, and includes a clear definition of the case.

Section Four: Who’s Who
This section offers biographies and photographs of those individuals who either played a significant role in getting the amendment ratified, or worked to block it. These comprehensive biographies combine personal and professional details, designed to offer a better understanding of why an individual acted as he or she did.

Section Five: Footnotes, Sources, Further Reading
These exhaustive and detailed lists by chapter section make it easy to pick up with research where these volumes leave off. 

Section Six: America At That Time
This section sets Constitutional Amendments apart from other exclusively historical reference works. Pulling
from Grey House Publishing’s acclaimed Working Americans series, here is where you will find what was happening in America at the time each amendment was progressing through the steps toward ratification. 


Filled with interesting data on the path each Amendment took to be proposed, voted on, and then submitted to the States for ratification, this new reference will inform and educate readers on how our nation has changed and updated the US Constitution. This new resource will be a welcome addition to public, academic and high school libraries, as well as political science and history collections.

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Pub. Date: January 2017
Hardcover: 1,200 pages, Two Volumes
ISBN: 978-1-68217-176-9
Price: $275.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-176-9 EBook Vendors

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