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The Birth of the Bill of Rights, 1776–1791

Robert Rutland

Out of print

Copyright 1955
University of North Carolina Press


This sound and clearly written book of history gives in compact form ‘the story of how Americans came to rely on legal guarantees for their personal freedom.’ . . . The author has not designed it as a tract for our times. But he has done our generation a real service by reminding us that the Fathers of the Republic joined to their undying love of freedom a profound regard for law.

--Dumas Malone