NATURAL RIGHTS AND IMPERIAL CONSTITUTIONALISM: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN AMALGAM

@article{Zuckert2005NATURALRA,
  title={NATURAL RIGHTS AND IMPERIAL CONSTITUTIONALISM: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN AMALGAM},
  author={Michael P. Zuckert},
  journal={Social Philosophy and Policy},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={27 - 55}
}
  • M. Zuckert
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • History
  • Social Philosophy and Policy
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