A Culture of rights : the Bill of Rights in philosophy, politics, and law--1791 and 1991

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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : history, historicism, and the culture of rights / Michael J. Lacey, and Knud Haakonssen -- From natural law to the rights of man : a European perspective on American debates / Knud Haakonssen -- The Bill of Rights and the American Revolutionary experience / James H. Hutson -- Parchment barriers and the politics of rights / Jack N. Rakove -- Rights and wrongs : Jefferson, slavery, and philosophical quandaries / Charles L. Griswold, Jr. -- Practical philosophy and the Bill of Rights : perspectives on some contemporary issues / William A. Galston -- The development of modern American legal theory and the judicial interpretation of the Bill of Rights / William W. Fisher III -- The British, the Americans, and rights / Alan Ryan
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