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R. B. Bernstein
Adjunct Professor of Political Science and History, Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, City College of New York [Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School]
|List Affiliations:||Former Advisory Board Member for H-Law
List Editor for H-Law
Former Review Editor for H-Law
Reviewer for H-Law
Reviewer for H-SHEAR
|Reviews:||The Container for the Thing Contained
The Problematic Founder
Revising Ratification's _Dramatis Personae_
Raise High the Faded Banner
Bridging the Disciplinary Divide
The Quandary of Defining Impeachable Offenses
Forensic History, the Impeachment Fiasco, and Constitutional Discourse
Should Constitutional Historians Take Constitutional TheorySeriously?
A Lost Classic's Return
Studying Historians at Work
Scholarship and Engagement: Henry Steele Commager as Historian and Public Intellectual
Present at the Creation
A Famous Victory
The Promise and the Perils of
PARTISANSHIP 2, HISTORY 0.
The Law of Unintended Consequences and the Unintended Consequences of the Law
Scholarship, Anecdotage, Enthusiasm, and Anguish
Comings and Goings
Revising a Classic Edition of a Classic
THE FUTURE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
Seeing John Marshall Without Hindsight
Exploring the Web of Controversy
Getting Right with the Founders?
Playing by the Rules
George Washington Thinking
Reconsidering Patrick Henry
A Monument for Use
The Chief Practical Use of History
“People … of Great Intelligence in Public Business"
Bernstein on Newmyer
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Law and Legal History
Political History / Studies
Born 24 May 1956 in Flushing, Queens, NY.
* Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY (graduated 1973)
* Amherst College, Amherst, MA (B.A. magna cum laude in American Studies, 1977)
* Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (J.D., 11/1980)
* New York University (graduate study; ABD)
* New York Law School, adjunct professor of law since 1991; distinguished adjunct professor of law since 2007.
* Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, City College of New York, City University of New York; adjunct professor of political science since 2011.
BOOKS (selected list)
* ARE WE TO BE A NATION? THE MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION (with Kym S. Rice) (Harvard University Press, 1987).
* ROOTS OF THE REPUBLIC: AMERICAN FOUNDING DOCUMENTS INTERPRETED (co-editor with Stephen L. Schechter and Donald S. Lutz and contributor) (Madison House, 1990).
* AMENDING AMERICA: IF WE LOVE THE CONSTITUTION SO MUCH, WHY DO WE KEEP TRYING TO CHANGE IT? (Times Books/Random House, 1993; paperback, Univ. Press of Kansas, 1995).
* THOMAS JEFFERSON AND BOLLING V. BOLLING: LAW AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA (co-editor with Bernard Schwartz and Barbara Wilcie Kern) (Huntington Library Press and NYU School of Law, 1997).
* THOMAS JEFFERSON (Oxford University Press, 2003; paperback, 2005),
* THE FOUNDING FATHERS RECONSIDERED (Oxford University Press, 2009; paperback, 2011).
* "Jefferson and Constitutionalism," in Francis D. Cogliano, ed., A COMPANION TO THOMAS JEFFERSON (Oxford, UK, and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).
* "John Adams: The Life and the Biographers," in David Waldstreicher, ed., A COMPANION TO JOHN ADAMS AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (Oxford, UK, and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
* MAKING LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF WILLIAM E. NELSON (co-edited, with Daniel J. Hulsebosch) (New York: New York University Press, 2013).
* AN EXPRESSION OF THE AMERICAN MIND: SELECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON (editor/introduction/headnotes) (London: Folio Society, 2013).