The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History

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The Constitution of Empire offers a constitutional and historical survey of American territorial expansion from the founding era to the present day. The authors describe the Constitution's design for territorial acquisition and governance and examine the ways in which practice over the past two hundred years has diverged from that original vision. Noting that most of America's territorial acquisitions - including the Louisiana Purchase, the Alaska Purchase, and the territory acquired after the Mexican-American and Spanish ...

The Constitution of Empire: Territorial Expansion and American Legal History 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300102314

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