By George Athan Billias
Winner of the 2010 e-book Award from the recent England old Association
American constitutionalism represents this country's maximum present to human freedom, but its tale is still principally untold. For over 2 hundred years, its beliefs, principles, and associations motivated assorted peoples in several lands at diversified instances. American constitutionalism and the innovative republican records on which it's established affected numerous international locations via aiding them improve their very own constitutional democracies. Western constitutionalism—of which the US was once an element besides Britain and France—reached a huge turning element in international heritage in 1989, while the forces of democracy surpassed the forces of autocracy for the 1st time.
Historian George Athan Billias strains the unfold of yank constitutionalism—from Europe, Latin the USA, and the Caribbean zone, to Asia and Africa—beginning chronologically with the yank Revolution and the fateful "shot heard around the international" and finishing with the belief of the chilly struggle in 1989. the yank version contributed considerably through spearheading the force to larger democracy in the course of the Western international, and Billias's landmark research tells a narrative that may swap the best way readers view the $64000 position American constitutionalism performed in this era.
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American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective by George Athan Billias