Rakove, Jack N. 1947-
Most widely held works by Jack N Rakove
Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,082 libraries worldwide
What did the U.S. Constitution originally mean, and who has understood its meaning best? Do we look to the intentions of its framers at the Federal Convention of 1787, or to those of its ratifiers in the states? Or should we trust our own judgment in deciding whether the original meaning of the Constitution should still guide its later interpretation? These are the recurring questions in the ongoing process of analyzing and resolving constitutional issues, but they are also questions about the distant events of the eighteenth century. In this book, Jack Rakove approaches the debates surrounding the framing and ratification of the Constitution from the vantage point of history, examining the range of concerns that shaped the politics of constitution-making in the late 1780s, and which illuminate the debate about the role that "originalism" should play in constitutional interpretation.
Writings by James Madison ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,660 libraries worldwide
"... contains 197 essays, addresses, speeches, private memoranda, and letters written between 1772 and 1836. Includes are all 29 of Madison's contributions to the Federalist ..."
Revolutionaries : a new history of the invention of America by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
In this remarkable book, the historian Jack Rakove shows how the private lives of these men were suddenly transformed into public careers--how Washington became a strategist, Franklin a pioneering cultural diplomat, Madison a sophisticated constitutional thinker, and Hamilton a brilliant policymaker. Rakove shakes off accepted notions of these men as godlike visionaries, focusing instead on the evolution of their ideas and the crystallizing of their purpose. In Revolutionaries, we see the founders before they were fully formed leaders, as individuals whose lives were radically altered by the explosive events of the mid-1770s. --from publisher description
The annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.
The beginnings of national politics : an interpretive history of the Continental Congress by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
James Madison and the creation of the American Republic by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
As the "father of the Constitution," James Madison accomplishments are inseparable from the nation he helped create. From his early days in the state legislature of colonial Virginia to his two terms as president. Madison worked tirelessly alongside - and sometimes in opposition to - his political contemporaries to secure the future of a fledging United States. In this biography, [the author] examines both the life and legacy of this Founding Father, showing how the ideological foundation he helped build still supports our nation today. -Back cover.
The unfinished election of 2000 ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Interpreting the Constitution : the debate over original intent ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Declaring rights : a brief history with documents by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Constitutional culture and democratic rule ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
This interdisciplinary volume focuses on constitutional democracy, with special reference to the United States.
Nature and history in American political development : a debate by James W Ceaser ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
The Federalist : the essential essays ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
[This] introduction compresses an ... amount of material into a coherent, accessible essay that identifies the major themes, people, and events of the constitutional period and sets them in context. [In the text, the editor] not only synthesizes the most recent scholarship but presents original insights that are worthy of discussion in themselves.-Back cover.
Original meanings [politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution by Jack N Rakove ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
What did the US Constitution originally mean, and how can we recover the intentions of its framers? These questions lie at the heart of Rakove's work of historical analysis. Here he traces the complex weave of ideology and interests from which the Constitution emerged and shows how Americans have attached different meanings to their founding document from the moment it was published. Original meanings examines the classic issues that the framers of the Constitution had to solve. Rakove pays particular attention to James Madison, the Constitution's presiding genius, whose brilliance shaped the document's framing, ratification, and amendment. The result is a major work of reinterpretation that should be read by every student of American history, law, and politics.
Écrire l'histoire du droit : réflexions méthodologiques by Robert W Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Revolutionaries : inventing an American nation by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Founding America : documents from the Revolution to The Bill of Rights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The Constitution and Supreme Court ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Explores the documents that led to the creation of the U.S. Constitution, the court decisions that have interpreted it, and the personal stories of citizens affected by it. Draws heavily on James Madison's Notes of Debate in the Federal Convention, The Federalist Papers, and other writings by the Constitution's framers. Details the beginnings of American constitutionalism and the ratification of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Writings by James Madison ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Revolutionaries by Jack Rakove ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives. But when events in Boston escalated, they found themselves thrust into a crisis that moved from protest to war. In Revolutionaries, historian Jack Rakove shows how the private lives of these men were suddenly transformed into public careers--how Washington became a strategist, Franklin a pioneering cultural diplomat, Madison a sophisticated constitutional thinker, and Hamilton a brilliant policymaker. Spanning the two crucial decades of the country's birth, this book uses little-known stories of these men to capture the intensely creative period of the republic's founding. From the Boston Tea Party to the First Continental Congress, Trenton to Valley Forge, Rakove explores the competing views of politics, war, diplomacy, and society that shaped our nation.
James Madison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Historians and others describe the political career of the 4th president of the United States, tour Montpelier (Madison's home), and answer questions called in by viewers.
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