By George Athan Billias
Winner of the 2010 e-book Award from the recent England historic Association
American constitutionalism represents this country's maximum present to human freedom, but its tale is still principally untold. For over 2 hundred years, its beliefs, principles, and associations inspired assorted peoples in several lands at diversified instances. American constitutionalism and the innovative republican files on which it's dependent affected numerous international locations through assisting them improve their very own constitutional democracies. Western constitutionalism—of which the USA was once an element besides Britain and France—reached an enormous turning aspect in international heritage in 1989, while the forces of democracy handed the forces of autocracy for the 1st time.
Historian George Athan Billias strains the unfold of yankee constitutionalism—from Europe, Latin the US, and the Caribbean zone, to Asia and Africa—beginning chronologically with the yank Revolution and the fateful "shot heard around the international" and finishing with the belief of the chilly conflict in 1989. the yankee version contributed considerably by means of spearheading the force to larger democracy through the Western international, and Billias's landmark examine tells a narrative that might swap the way in which readers view the real position American constitutionalism performed in this era.
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American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989: A Global Perspective by George Athan Billias