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Oct 31, 2017
| ISBN 9780525562542
Oct 31, 2017
| ISBN 9780525562917
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Oct 31, 2017 | ISBN 9780525562542
Oct 31, 2017 | ISBN 9780525562917
Politicians come and go, but the Constitution stands as the supreme law of the land. Setting forth the workings of our democracy, it is the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation, policing, civil liberties, and war. In this indispensable edition, acclaimed historian and Constitutional expert Ray Raphael guides us through the origins, impact, and current relevance of the original text and all twenty-seven amendments. Here is the key historical context for issues in the news today—from the Electoral College to Washington gridlock, from peaceful protests to executive power. Thoughtful and nuanced, lively and highly readable, this annotated Constitution is for all of us to read and refer to—the ultimate political fact-checking source for every American.
Ray Raphael’s fifteen books include A People’s History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence (2001) and Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past (2004). He is also coeditor of Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals,… More about Ray Raphael
“Raphael’s annotations are written with such clarity. Indeed, the kind of clarity we need at this critical moment in our nation’s history.” —Carol Anderson, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
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