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The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
edited by Jack N Rakove
Harvard University Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-674-06622-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-03606-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-05447-9
Library of Congress Classification KF4527.A56 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.7302

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Here in a beautifully bound cloth gift edition are the two founding documents of the United States of America: the Declaration of Independence (1776), our great revolutionary manifesto, and the Constitution (1787-88), in which "We the People" forged a new nation and built the framework for our federal republic. Together with the Bill of Rights and the Civil War amendments, these documents constitute what James Madison called our "political scriptures," and have come to define us as a people. Now a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to these texts, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.

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