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Bernstein, Richard B. 1956-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 13,950 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Restager
Classifications: E332, 973.46092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard B Bernstein
Are we to be a nation? : the making of the Constitution by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om skabelsen af USA's forfatning
Thomas Jefferson by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder-not as a great political figure, but as leader of "a revolution of ideas that would make the world over again." In Thomas Jefferson, Bernstein offers the definitive short biography of this revered American-the first concise life in six decades. Bernstein deftly synthesizes the massive scholarship on his subject into a swift, insightful, evenhanded account. Here are all of Jefferson's triumphs, contradictions, and failings, from his luxurious (and debt-burdened) life as a Virginia gentleman to his passionate belief in democracy, from his tortured defense of slavery to his relationship with Sally Hemings. Jefferson was indeed multifaceted-an architect, inventor, writer, diplomat, propagandist, planter, party leader-and Bernstein explores all these roles even as he illuminates Jefferson's central place in the American enlightenment, that "revolution of ideas" that did so much to create the nation we know today. Together with the less well-remembered points in Jefferson's thinking-the nature of the Union, his vision of who was entitled to citizenship, his dread of debt (both personal and national)-they form the heart of this lively biography. In this marvel of compression and comprehension, we see Jefferson more clearly than in the massive studies of earlier generations. More important, we see, in Jefferson's visionary ideas, the birth of the nation's grand sense of purpose
Amending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it? by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution is the mainspring of American public life. It guides how we govern ourselves and embodies our national ideals. We venerate the founding fathers for giving us a political and moral compass that retains its power two centuries hence, and many Americans stand with Abraham Lincoln in proclaiming our nation "the last best hope on earth." And yet, even as we marvel at the grandeur of our constitutional system, we can't resist tinkering with it. Amending America seeks to answer the enduring question, "If we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?" Richard B. Bernstein and Jerome Agel tell the dramatic story of how, over the past two hundred years, the American people have reshaped the Constitution to meet the country's changing needs. - Jacket flap
The Founding Fathers reconsidered by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concise study reintroduces us to the history that shaped the founding fathers, the history that they made, and what history has made of them. It gives the reader a context within which to explore the world of the founding fathers and their complex and still-controversial achievements and legacies"--Provided by publisher
Roots of the Republic : American founding documents interpreted( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and the actual documents from the Mayflower Compact, and other early covenants and charters through the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance, United States Constitution, Federalist and Antifederalist essays to the Bill of Rights
Contexts of the Bill of Rights by Stephen L Schechter( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings seeking to understand the origins & original meanings of the Bill of Rights
New York and the Union( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the American Constitutional experience; includes bibliographical references
Into the third century by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Supreme Court which explores such ideas as judicial review and federalism, introduces people who have shaped our history and our law, and assesses the modern Supreme Court
Th. Jefferson and Bolling v. Bolling : law and the legal profession in pre-Revolutionary America by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcribes and annotates the arguments in Bolling v. Bolling presented by Thomas Jefferson and George Wythe, largely in Jefferson's handwriting, from manuscripts in the Huntington Library
Into the third century by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Presidency, using anecdotes showing how the forty Presidents have influenced history and how history has shaped the Presidency
Into the third century by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anecdotal history of the United States Congress from its foundation in the days of the American Revolution to the present
The founding fathers : a very short introduction by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise contribution to the 'Very Short Introductions' series which reintroduces the history that shaped the founding fathers, the history that they made, and what history has made of them
Thomas Jefferson by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the private life and public career of the fifth president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
The Constitution of the United States of America ; with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Included in this volume are the complete texts of the Constitution of the United States of America and its amendments; the Declaration of Independence; and the Articles of Confederation. The book also includes and insightful introduction by R.B. Bernstein, a chronology of important dates, and an index to the Constitution."--Jacket
Defending the constitution : selections from writings by Webster, Jay, Hamilton, Madison & Jefferson( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the people, by the people, for the people : the Congress, the presidency, and the Supreme Court in American history by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains updated and revised text of The Congress, The Presidency, and The Supreme Court
Making legal history : essays in honor of William E. Nelson by William E Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than four decades, Nelson has produced some of the most original and creative work on American constitutional and legal history. His prize-winning books have blazed new trails for historians with their substantive arguments and the scope and depth of Nelson's exploration of primary sources. Nelson was the first legal scholar to use early American county court records as sources of legal and social history, and his work (on legal history in England, colonial America, and New York) has been a model for generations of legal historians. This book includes a number of chapters exemplifying and explaining the process of identifying and interpreting archival sources-the foundation of an array of methods of writing American legal history
Well begun : chronicles of the early national period( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossroads, a K-16 American history curriculum by Richard B Bernstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Are we to be a nation? : the making of the Constitution
Alternative Names
Bernstein, R. B.

Bernstein, R. B. 1956-

Bernstein, R. B. (Richard Bruce), 1956-

Bernstein, Richard B.

Bernstein, Richard Bruce

Bernstein, Richard Bruce 1956-

Richard B. Bernstein American historian

Richard B. Bernstein Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (106)

Covers
Thomas JeffersonAmending America : if we love the Constitution so much, why do we keep trying to change it?The Founding Fathers reconsideredRoots of the Republic : American founding documents interpretedContexts of the Bill of RightsInto the third centuryTh. Jefferson and Bolling v. Bolling : law and the legal profession in pre-Revolutionary AmericaInto the third century