Lectures > Jack Rakove
OUSD Teaching American History Grant, Summer Institute, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, Wednesday, July 9, 2003


“Declaring Rights”
Jack Rakove, Department of History, Stanford University

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Jack Rakove link is W. R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1980. His writings focus on the revolutionary origins of American constitutionalism, the political thought and career of James Madison, and the role of history in constitutional adjudication and politics. He is the author of several books including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, and the editor of four others, including James Madison: Writings (1999) and The Unfinished Election of 2000 (2001).

Readings
* Links active as of January 2004

  • The Founder's Constitution This web edition is a joint venture of the University of Chicago Press and the Liberty Fund. http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/

    Documents include:
    • James Madison's memorandum on the vices of the political system of the United States from April 1787

    • Madison's letter to Jefferson of Oct. 24, 1787

    • Madison's letter to Jefferson on the Bill of Rights, Oct. 17, 1788