The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties
Released! 05/05/2015
The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties
by Carol Berkin
Hardcover

The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.

Revered today for articulating America’s founding principles, the first ten amendments—the Bill of Rights—was in fact a political stratagem executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the Federal government, and the latter’s authority over the state... read more