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May 27, 1997
| ISBN 9780679781219
Apr 21, 2010
| ISBN 9780307434517
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May 27, 1997 | ISBN 9780679781219
Apr 21, 2010 | ISBN 9780307434517
From abortion to same-sex marriage, today’s most urgent political debates will hinge on this two-part question: What did the United States Constitution originally mean and who now understands its meaning best? Rakove chronicles the Constitution from inception to ratification and, in doing so, traces its complex weave of ideology and interest, showing how this document has meant different things at different times to different groups of Americans.
Jack N. Rakove is the author of six books, including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, which won the Pulitzer Prize in History, and Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America, which was a finalist… More about Jack N. Rakove
"The most thoughtful and careful scholarly analysis to date of the extent to which the framers should control our contemporary understanding of the Constitution."–Stanley N. Katz, American Council of Learned Societies
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