Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions highlights documents that tell the story of American constitutionalism from the founding era through to the turn of the 20th century. Accompanying a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society (February 28 - May 31, 2020), the book features federal and state constitutional materials – including a rare, privately owned copy of the original 1787 US Constitution – that offer essential windows into the history of the United States. Weaving both well-known and less familiar documents into a compelling narrative, the accessible text reveals how Americans have exercised their constitutional powers to shape their communities and why democracy remains an ongoing process.
- 208 pages
- 10" x 8"
- by James Hrdlicka; Foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg