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Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)

 
 
 
 
Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions Series)
Author: Jack N. Rakove
ISBN 13: 9780312137342
ISBN 10: 312137346
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication Date: 1997-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 217
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Questions about the original meaning of the Bill of Rights remain a source of active concern and controversy in the twenty-first century. In order to help students consider the intentions of the first Constitutional amendments and the significance of declaring rights, Jack Rakove traces the tradition and describes the deliberations from which the Bill of Rights emerged.