Charles Howard McIlwain

Charles Howard McIlwain (1871–1968) was an American historian and political scientist. He was a noted authority on British constitutional history and the history of political thought. McIlwain won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1924 for his work 'The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation.' He was a professor at Harvard University and his scholarship focused on the evolution of the relationship between government and individual liberty, particularly in the context of constitutional law and history.


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  1. 1. The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the American Revolution, focusing on its constitutional aspects. The author argues that the Revolution was not just a war for independence, but also a struggle for constitutional rights and principles. He delves into the political and legal conflicts that led to the Revolution, and how these issues shaped the creation of the United States Constitution. The book offers a unique perspective on the American Revolution, viewing it as a constitutional crisis rather than a mere political event.