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Levy, Leonard W. (Leonard Williams) 1923-2006

Overview
Works: 147 works in 739 publications in 2 languages and 39,996 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  Biography  Constitution  Educational films  Internet videos  Sources  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF4548, 342.73029
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Origins of the Bill of Rights by Leonard W Levy( )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 3,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this history of the origins of the Bill of Rights, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leonard W. Levy offers a panoramic view of the liberties secured by the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Levy illuminates the behind-the-scenes maneuverings, public rhetoric, and political motivations of James Madison and others who overcame fierce opposition to ensure the ratification of these crucial liberties
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution by Leonard W Levy( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court
The establishment clause : religion and the First Amendment by Leonard W Levy( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Levy's classic work examines the circumstances that led to the writing of the establishment clause of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion ..." He argues that the framers of the Constitution intended to prohibit government aid to religion even on an impartial basis. He thus refutes the view of "nonpreferentialists," who interpret the clause as allowing such aid provided that the assistance is not restricted to a preferred church. 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
Origins of the Fifth amendment : the right against self-incrimination by Leonard W Levy( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer prize - 1969
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Includes all of the material from the original four-volume set and 1992 Supplement, as well as updated original articles and new articles covering concepts and court cases since 1992"--'About this e-book' page
Jefferson & civil liberties; the darker side by Leonard W Levy( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergence of a free press by Leonard W Levy( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlarged and revised edition of Legacy of supression, 1960. Constitution when formulating the First Amendment. Includes consideration of seditious libel
Essays on the making of the Constitution by Leonard W Levy( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly two centuries, scholars have argued over the framing of the U.S. Constitution. Were its framers enlightened, disinterested statesmen seeking to rescue a nation drifting toward anarchy, or were they conspiratorial representatives of a rising financial and industrial capitalism? Some believed that the political conflict surrounding the creation of the Constitution was fought between men of nationalist principles and advocates of states' rights; others upheld that it was a clash between an aristocratic elite and the localist forces of democratic majoritarianism. This highly-acclaimed collection of essays, edited by eminent constitutional historian Leonard W. Levy, brings together a wide range of viewpoints on the roles, motivations, and aspirations of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution. With an expanded introduction and a new concluding chapter on the Bill of Rights by the editor, the second edition includes Charles Beard's historic Economic Interpretation of the Constitution, as well as the contemporary scholarship of Forrest McDonald, Robert E. Brown, and John P. Roche, among others. This anthology offers new interpretations of the driving forces of the men who forged the principal document of the American legal system"--Unedited summary from book cover
Original intent and the framers' constitution by Leonard W Levy( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the doctrine of "original intent" vs the Constitution's interpretation by each succeeding generation
Encyclopedia of the American presidency( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 1,011 articles by 335 contributors from all regions of the country, representing many disciplines and institutions, captures the origin, evolution, and constant unfolding of the American presidency
Freedom of the press from Zenger to Jefferson; early American libertarian theories by Leonard W Levy( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacy of suppression; freedom of speech and press in early American history by Leonard W Levy( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the law; the Nixon Court and criminal justice by Leonard W Levy( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blasphemy : verbal offense against the sacred, from Moses to Salman Rushdie by Leonard W Levy( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, prosecutions for blasphemy have been tinged with political considerations. Prof. Levy traces the varied meanings of the offense in Western law-from ancient Hebrew crime of cursing God by name to the modern crime of ridiculing God
The law of the Commonwealth and Chief Justice Shaw by Leonard W Levy( Book )

30 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lemuel Shaw was Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 1830-1860
The palladium of justice : origins of trial by jury by Leonard W Levy( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The right to a fair trial has been an integral part of American life for centuries. Its central notion is the judgment by an impartial jury of one's peers - a practice so much a part of the American fabric that most Americans do not even question its evolution. How and when this legal custom developed is the subject explored here by one of our most distinguished constitutional scholars. Leonard Levy brings his formidable skills to bear in tracing the development of what many great legal minds have called the "Palladium of Justice.""--Jacket
Constitutional opinions : aspects of the Bill of Rights by Leonard W Levy( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although this collection spans the entire course of American history, Levy focuses primarily on colonial America and the Constitutional period. His essays cover a broad range of subjects, including free speech in the 17th century, John Liburne and the rights of the English, Quaker blasphemy and toleration, the Zenger case, the First and Ffifth Amendments, Jefferson as civil libertarian, and judicial activism. Levy's previously unpublished works offer new discussions of the history of our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the establishment clause of the First Amendment, and the right against self-incrimination
Treason against God : a history of the offense of blasphemy by Leonard W Levy( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and reform; essays in honor of Henry Steele Commager by Harold Melvin Hyman( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Framing and ratification of the Constitution( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
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Encyclopedia of the American ConstitutionThe establishment clause : religion and the First AmendmentOrigins of the Fifth amendment : the right against self-incriminationEncyclopedia of the American ConstitutionJefferson & civil liberties; the darker sideEmergence of a free pressEssays on the making of the ConstitutionOriginal intent and the framers' constitution
Alternative Names
Leonard Levy American historian

Leonard Levy Canadees historicus (1923-2006)

Leonard Levy historiador estadounidense

Leonard Williams Levy

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Levy, Leonard W. (Leonard Williams)

Levy, Leonard W. (Leonard Williams), 1923-2006

Levy, Leonard Williams

Levy, Leonard Williams, 1923-

Levy, Leonard Williams 1923-2006

Williams Levy, Leonard 1923-2006

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Languages
English (406)

Spanish (3)