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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
by Pauline Maier
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Common Sense (Penguin Civic Classics)
Common Sense (Penguin Civic Classics)
by Thomas Paine
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The radical pamphlet that helped incite the American Revolution Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman... (read more)

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Words We Live By : Your Annotated Guide To the Constitution (03 Edition)
Words We Live By : Your Annotated Guide To the Constitution (03 Edition)
by Linda R. Monk
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Updated now for the first time, The Words We Live By continues to take an entertaining and informative look at America's most important historical document, now with discussions on new rulings on hot button issues such as immigration, gay marriage, and... (read more)

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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
by Danielle Allen
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Featured on the front page of the , is already regarded as a seminal work that reinterprets the promise of American democracy through our founding text. Combining a personal account of teaching the Declaration with a vivid evocation of the colonial world... (read more)

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The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
by Ralph Ketcham
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Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was born in the West Indies and served during the War of Independence as a captain. His military brilliance was recognized, and he was sent on several important military commissions. He was George Washington’s... (read more)

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America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by
America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live by
by Akhil Reed Amar
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Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished... (read more)

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The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings
The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings
by The American Founding Fathers
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The U.S. Constitution and Other Key American Writings is part of the Word Cloud Classics series and a collection of the crucial documents that established the United States. In addition to the Constitution, readers can study supplementary texts like the... (read more)

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The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation
by Jonathan Hennessey
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Our leaders swear to uphold it, our military to defend it. It is the blueprint for the shape and function of government itself and what defines Americans as Americans. But how many of us truly know our Constitution? The United States Constitution: A... (read more)

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Rights of Man (Penguin American Library)
Rights of Man (Penguin American Library)
by Thomas Paine
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Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. A winner of the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates, Foner is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the British Academy. He... (read more)

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Library of America #0062: The Debate on the Constitution: Part 2: January to August 1788
Library of America #0062: The Debate on the Constitution: Part 2: January to August 1788
by Bernard Bailyn
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Here, on a scale unmatched by any previous collection, is the extraordinary energy and eloquence of our first national political campaign: During the secret proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers created a fundamentally new... (read more)

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A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
by Carol Berkin
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"" If you've ever wondered how a group of 18th-century soldiers , farmers , lawyers and businessmen managed to come up with our miracle of a Constitution . . . Berkin explains it in her exciting re-creation."-The Star-Ledger (Newark) We know the story of... (read more)

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The Federalist Papers (Penguin Civic Classics)
The Federalist Papers (Penguin Civic Classics)
by Alexander Hamilton
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"The best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written" - Thomas Jefferson Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars.... (read more)

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Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution
Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution
by Forrest Mcdonald
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This is the first major interpretation of the framing of the Constitution to appear in more than two decades. Forrest McDonald, widely considered one of the foremost historians of the Constitution and of the early national period, reconstructs the... (read more)

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Politically Incorrect Guides)
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution (Politically Incorrect Guides)
by Kevin Gutzman
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The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges--led by the Supreme Court--have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on... (read more)

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Documents of American Democracy: A Collection of Essential Works
Documents of American Democracy: A Collection of Essential Works
by Roger L. Kemp
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This reference work presents 27 key documents from the historic origins of the United States government through its subsequent expansion and evolution. The book is divided into five sections, the first of which is an introductory essay about American... (read more)

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The Debate on the Constitution
The Debate on the Constitution
by Bernard (edt) Bailyn
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Here, on a scale unmatched by any previous collection, is the extraordinary energy and eloquence of our first national political campaign: During the secret proceedings of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the framers created a fundamentally new... (read more)

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Explaining America: The Federalist
Explaining America: The Federalist
by Garry Wills
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Now with a new introduction--award-winning historian Garry Wills's definitive analysis of the Federalist Papers In 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison published what remains perhaps the greatest example of political journalism in the... (read more)

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The Second Amendment: Preserving the Inalienable Right of Individual Self-Protection
The Second Amendment: Preserving the Inalienable Right of Individual Self-Protection
by David Barton
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The Second Amendment to the Constitution, a protection of the ownership of firearms, has become the source of heated controversy in recent years. Learn about the Founders' views on this important freedom and their solutions for averting the plague of... (read more)

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Common Sense (Dover Thrift Editions)
Common Sense (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Thomas Paine
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Among the most influential authors and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was born in England but went on to play an important role in both the American and French Revolutions. In 1774, he emigrated to America where, for a time, he helped to... (read more)

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The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--And Why It Can Again
The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country--And Why It Can Again
by Eric Lane
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“Lane and Oreskes … remind us of how essential the Constitution is to our nationhood and why it's important for the country to rekindle the constitutional conscience as we face the challenges of the twenty-first century.”&#8212... (read more)

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