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By Leonard W. Levy | Comments: ( 709 ) | Date: ( Feb 20, 2020 )

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in history and a landmark in the study of constitutional origins, Leonard Levy s now classic study appears for the first time in paperback Origins probes the intentions of the framers of the Fifth Amendment and emphasizes their belief that in a society based upon respect for the individual, it is important that the accused not unwillinglyWinner of the Pulitzer Prize in history and a landmark in the study of constitutional origins, Leonard Levy s now classic study appears for the first time in paperback Origins probes the intentions of the framers of the Fifth Amendment and emphasizes their belief that in a society based upon respect for the individual, it is important that the accused not unwillingly contribute to his conviction than that the guilty be punished A work of monumental scholarship broad in scope, thorough, carefully annotated, accurate, and imaginative Political Science Quarterly Vastly learnedeverywhere critical and reflectivewritten in a style at once lucid and vigorous All in all, it is quite clearly one of the important contributions to historical literature Henry Steele Commager A matchless contribution to our understanding of the historical background underlying the adoption of a major provision of the Bill of Rights American Political Science Review A masterful job Oscar Handlin.


  • Title: Origins of the Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self-Incrimination
  • Author: Leonard W. Levy
  • ISBN: 9781566632706
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Leonard W. Levy

Leonard W Levy April 9, 1923 August 24, 2006 was the Andrew W Mellon All Claremont Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the Graduate Faculty of History at Claremont Graduate School, California He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and educated at Columbia University, where his mentor for the Ph.D degree was Henry Steele Commager.Levy s most honored book was his 1968 study Origins of the Fifth Amendment, focusing on the history of the privilege against self incrimination This book was awarded the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for History He wrote almost forty other books.In 1990, Levy was appointed a Distinguished Scholar in Residence Adjunct Professor of History and Political Science at Southern Oregon State College in Ashland, Oregon.



Comments Origins of the Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self-Incrimination

  • Bob H

    I read this in its original 1969 hardcover (remaindered by a public library) and I am glad it's still available. Mr. Levy's book covers the period from Magna Carta to the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, and reveals that all the criminal rights, which we take too much for granted, didn't spring full-grown from the Founding Fathers' heads but evolved through 500 years of common law. (The Founding Fathers did capture it in written, not just traditional common law, however). The right against sel [...]


  • Steven Peterson

    The Fifth Amendment is one of the central parts of the Bill of Rights. It reads: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness [...]


  • Frank Stein

    It is easy to forget the the fifth amendment of the U.S. constitution also contains a clause mandating grand juries, and one prohibiting "double jeopardy," and one prohibiting taking private property without just compensation, and the catch-all due process clause. Yet if you ask anyone what the amendment does, they know one thing, "Taking the Fifth." The bane of prosecutors and congressional committees alike, the fifth amendment right against self incrimination has long been a bulwark of civil l [...]


  • George King

    While the book was a very interesting history lesson worth knowing I found it a difficult read due to the author's use of old english in describing 15-18 century law.


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