300 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4466-3
Published: December 1994
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2043-5
Published: March 2017
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For this new edition, Levy has added to his original arguments and incorporated much new material, including an analysis of Jefferson's ideas on the relationship between church and state and a discussion of the establishment clause cases brought before the Supreme Court since the book was originally published in 1986.
About the Author
Leonard W. Levy was Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the Claremont Graduate School. He is editor of the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Origins of the Fifth Amendment.
For more information about Leonard W. Levy, visit the Author Page.
"Much more than a revision of the 1986 publication. It is significantly rewritten and expanded--and improved. No other scholar is capable of this level of work. . . . This book is a model of policy history, demonstrating the relevance of disinterested historical scholarship to the formation of public policy."--Stanley N. Katz, American Council of Learned Societies
"Levy [is] one of the best of our constitutional historians. . . . This is a strong, admirable book--at times, even passionate."--New York Times Book Review
"America's foremost historian of law provides a profoundly intelligent contribution to an issue that regularly gets confused in the hands of superficial commentators. . . . A powerful argument."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"A lively, informative work and often fascinating reading."--Appellate Practice Journal