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

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

by Jack Rakove

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307434517
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 687,689
Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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 for the George Washington Prize. Rakove is the editor of seven other books, including The Unfinished Election of 2000.

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