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The Legal Universe

The Legal Universe

Observations on the Foundations of American Law
August 2011
Trade Paperback · 480 Pages
$24.95 U.S. · £16.99 U.K. · €17.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781555913618
Fulcrum Publishing

 

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Description

According to the authors, "whenever American minorities have raised voices of protest, they have been admonished to work within the legal system that seek its abolition." This essential work examines the historical evolution of the legal rights of various groups in America and the relationship between these rights and the philosophical intent of the founders.

Vine Deloria Jr. was named by Time magazine as one of the greatest religious thinkers of the twentieth century. He was a leading scholar who authored many acclaimed books, including God is Red: A Native View of Religion.

Professor David E. Wilkins holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota.

About the Authors

Vine Deloria Jr. was named by TIME magazine as one of the greatest religious thinkers of the twentieth century. He was a leading Native American scholar whose research, writings, and teachings on history, law, religion, and political science have not only changed the face of Indian country, but stand to influence future generations of Native and non-Native Americans alike. He has authored many acclaimed books. Vine Deloria Jr. passed away on November 13, 2005.

Professor David E. Wilkins holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has adjunct appointments in Political Science, Law, and American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill in 1990. Wilkins' research and teaching interests include indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian policy and law, comparative politics, and diplomacy and constitutional development.