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Brian Doherty Reviews America's Forgotten Constitutions

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What do white supremacists and black nationalists, abolitionists and Confederates, utopian socialists and crafty frontiersmen, embattled Indian tribes and mandarin globalist intellectuals have in common? They all wrote new constitutions, hoping to supersede the document adopted in Philadelphia in 1787. Brian Doherty reviews America's Forgotten Constitutions, in which Robert L. Tsai, a professor of law at American University, tells their tales.