Original meanings: politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution

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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.
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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.

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subject_facet Constitutional law -- United States -- Interpretation and construction
Pulitzer Prize -- 1997
United States -- Constitutional history
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Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution / Jack N. Rakove
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title_sub politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution
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Constitutional law
Interpretation and construction
Pulitzer Prize