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The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Kurt T. Lash


The Ninth Amendment has had a remarkably robust history, playing a role in almost every significant constitutional debate in American history, including the controversy over the Alien and Sedition Acts, the struggle over slavery, and the constitutionality of the New Deal. Until very recently, however, this history has been almost completely lost due to a combination of historical accident, mistaken assumptions, and misplaced historical documents. Drawing upon a wide range of primary sources, most never before included in any book on the Ninth Amendment or the Bill of Rights, this book recovers ... More

Keywords: Alien and Sedition Acts, slavery, New Deal, Bill of Rights, Griswold v. Connecticut, federalism, local self-government, Supreme Court

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372618
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kurt T. Lash, author