September 2009

The country celebrates The Constitution on September 17th this year, and many activities, both virtual and live, take place on and around this annual commemoration. Appropriately, this issue of BookLights is especially devoted to literature and information associated with The Constitution.

Visit the Library to browse our full display of books and videos pertaining to The Constitution and The Bill of Rights.


On October 20th, at 7:00 p.m., in the Historic Pequot Chapel on Montauk Avenue, The Mitchell Singers and Friends will perform The Bill of Rights, by Connecticut composer and American historian Neely Bruce. For more information, go to The Bill of Rights page on the Mitchell College website, which will go live on September 21st.

Summer Of 1787

The Summer of 1787: the Men Who Invented the Constitution

by David O. Stewart

Format: print

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 Publisher’s Description
“The successful creation of the Constitution is a suspense story. The Summer of 1787 takes us into the sweltering room in which delegates struggled for four months to produce the flawed but enduring document that would define the nation — then and now.”  Read more…

Bill Of Rights In Modern America

The Bill of Rights in Modern America

Edited by David J. Bodenhamer and James W. Ely, Jr.

Format: print

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 Publisher’s Description
“Twelve distinguished legal scholars discuss the history of and the current debates on these and other important rights issues in a book that is certain to stimulate thoughtful discussion among all citizens.  Read more…

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