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If you're fascinated by the very foundation of American democracy, 'Original Meanings' is a book you'll find enriching. Jack Rakove delves into the heated debates and diverse perspectives that shaped the U.S. Constitution. It's a detailed, historical study that offers a clear view into the political minds of the 1780s, making it perfect for someone eager to understand the origins of constitutional thought and its implications today.

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What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has comprehended its meaning best? Jack Rakove, professor of history at Stanford University, now approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution from the vantage point of history, examining the personal influences the various framers, especially James Madison, exerted over the process.

Original Meanings : Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution

ISBN: 9780394578583
Authors: Jack N. Rakove
Publisher: Knopf
Date of Publication: 1996-03-26
Format: Hardcover
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If you're fascinated by the very foundation of American democracy, 'Original Meanings' is a book you'll find enriching. Jack Rakove delves into the heated debates and diverse perspectives that shaped the U.S. Constitution. It's a detailed, historical study that offers a clear view into the political minds of the 1780s, making it perfect for someone eager to understand the origins of constitutional thought and its implications today.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also find in-stock similar reads linked by topic and genre here!

What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has comprehended its meaning best? Jack Rakove, professor of history at Stanford University, now approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution from the vantage point of history, examining the personal influences the various framers, especially James Madison, exerted over the process.