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Rakove, Jack N. 1947-

Works: 80 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 14,150 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Interactive multimedia  Pictorial works  Portraits  Fiction 
Roles: Commentator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor
Classifications: KF4527, 342.73029
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Most widely held works by Jack N Rakove
The annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,529 WorldCat member 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
Original meanings : politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In answering these questions, Rakove reexamines the classic issues that the framers of the Constitution had to solve: federalism, representation, executive power, rights, and the idea that a constitution somehow embodied supreme law. In each of these cases, Original Meanings suggests that Americans of the early Republic held a spectrum of positions, some drawn from the controversial legacy of Anglo-American politics, others reflecting the course of events since 1776, the politics of the Federal Convention, or the spirited public debate that followed
Revolutionaries : a new history of the invention of America by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member 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
Writings by James Madison ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member 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 ..."
The beginnings of national politics : an interpretive history of the Continental Congress by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature and history in American political development a debate by James W Ceaser ( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this inaugural volume of the Alexis de Tocqueville Lectures, political scientist James Ceaser traces the way certain ideas, including nature, history, and religion—which he calls foundational ideas—have been understood and used by statesmen and public intellectuals over the course of American history, from the Puritans to the current day. Ceaser treats these ideas not as pure concepts of philosophy or theology, but rather as elements of political discourse that provide the ground or ultimate appeal for other political ideas, such as liberty or equality. At times, they have critically influenced the course of American political development, offering various opportunities and constraints for political leaders. Ceaser traces the histories of these ideas and their relation to other ideas, to practices, and to the fortunes of successive partisan regimes. Three critical commentators—historian Jack Rakove and political theorists Nancy Rosenblum and Rogers Smith—challenge Ceaser&s arguments in several ways. They suggest that other ideas may be considered foundational, and they prod him to clarify further how foundational ideas work politically. Ceaser responds with vigor, and the result is a spirited debate about large and enduring questions in American politics
James Madison and the creation of the American Republic by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As the "father of the Constitution," James Madison's 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, author Jack N. Rakove 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 )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Unfinished Election of 2000 is the first book to examine the strange and unprecedented events of the last election in all their complexity." "Together, these essays offer an election book very different from the ones we are too familiar with: not a journalistic account of campaigning and media strategy, but a reflective assessment of the stranger election in modern American history."--BOOK JACKET
Interpreting the Constitution : the debate over original intent ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Declaring rights : a brief history with documents by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constitutional culture and democratic rule ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This interdisciplinary volume focuses on constitutional democracy, with special reference to the United States
Revolutionaries a new history of the invention of America by Jack N Rakove ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Jack Rakove chronicles the lives of America's forefathers, painting a picture that has been lost in history. Rakove claims that many of America's early leaders, including Washington, Franklin, and Madison, didn't travel to the New World in search of a revolution. Instead, they came in search of fresh beginnings, to start families, and to prosper. Along the way, many of America's forefather's gained special skills and traits that would service their cause for independence
The Federalist : the essential essays by Alexander Hamilton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionaries : inventing an American nation by Jack N Rakove ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Original meanings [politics and ideas in the making of the Constitution] by Jack N Rakove ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member 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 )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cet ouvrage traite de la façon d'écrire l'histoire du droit. Ces textes contribuent également à la connaissance de l'histoire du droit des Etats-Unis. Ils se placent sous la bannière des Critical Legal Studies mais celle-ci n'impliquait l'adhésion à aucun dogme et à aucune doctrine. Par contre l'intérêt intense pour l'histoire que manifeste ce courant s'avère trouver sa source dans un rejet de la philosophie du droit analytique qui coupe le droit du contexte culturel dans lequel il s'élabore
Founding America : documents from the Revolution to The Bill of Rights ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutionaries by Paul Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and times of ten people who rebelled against their circumstances and changed the world forever. Includes Samuel Adams, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Georges Danton, Simon Bolivar, Geronimo, Emma Goldman, Lenin, Emiliano Zapata, Michael Collins, Mao Zedong
The Constitution and Supreme Court ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member 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. Includes full text of the Constitution
Foundations of freedom constitutional history for high school classrooms ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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