The Bill of Rights and the States: The Colonial and Revolutionary Origins of American Liberties

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Fourteen individual state essays elucidate the complexitites of local and regional interests that shaped the debate over individual rights and the eventual adoption of the Bill of Rights.
 

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RIGHTS IN PASSAGE ENGLISH LIBERTIES IN EARLY AMERICA
3
THE CONSTITUTION WITHOUT A BILL OF RIGHTS
16
A TUB TO THE WHALE THE ADOPTION OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS
46
THE NEW ENGLAND STATES
61
MASSACHUSETTS From Liberties to Rights The Struggle in Colonial Massachusetts
63
THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND THE STATES
66
CONNECTICUT Liberty Justice and No Bill of Rights Protecting Natural Rights in a CommonLaw Commonwealth
100
RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island Laboratory for the Lively Experiment
123
DELAWARE Delaware Armed in the Cause of Freedom
274
PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania Pioneer in Safeguarding Personal Rights
308
THE SOUTHERN STATES
333
VIRGINIA That All Men Are Born Equally Free and Independent Virginians and the Origins of the Bill of Rights
335
MARYLAND To Maintain Inviolate Our Liberties Maryland and the Bill of Rights
370
SOUTH CAROLINA Their Liberties Properties and Priviledges Civil Liberties in South Carolina 16631791
398
NORTH CAROLINA There Ought to Be a Bill of Rights North Carolina Enters a New Nation
424
GEORGIA Frontier Haven Georgia and the Bill of Rights
443

NEW HAMPSHIRE New Hampshire Accepts the Bill of Rights
162
VERMONT Freedom and Unity Vermonts Search for Security of Property Liberty and Popular Government
181
THE MIDDLE STATES
213
NEW YORK Liberty as Natures Gift The Colonial Origins of the Bill of Rights in New York
215
NEW JERSEY A Study in Paradox New Jersey and the Bill of Rights
246
The Bill of Rights A Bibliographic Essay
461
AUTHOREDITOR INDEX TO THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC ESSAYS
515
INDEX
522
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
539
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Patrick T. Conley is professor of history at Providence College and has authored many books on the Constitution and Rhode Island history including Democracy in Decline, Rhode Island's Constitutional Development, 1776-1841. John P. Kaminski is the director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written and spoken widely on early American history and the Constitution. He is a former president of The Association for Documentary Editing.

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