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    • Original Meanings

    • Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
    • By: Jack N. Rakove
    • Narrated by: Steven Weber
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    What did the US Constitution originally mean, and how can we recover the intentions of its framers? These questions, which resound throughout today’s most heated legal and political controversies, lie at the heart of Jack N. Rakove’s splendidly readable work of historical analysis. In Original Meanings, 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Epistemological in its approach ...

    • By History on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $20.72