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The American Founding: Essays on the Formation of the Constitution

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Published to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, this volume represents a unique combination of scholarship in the areas of political thought and political history. The papers collected herein examine the founding of the Republic from both perspectives, analyzing its intellectual sources within Western thought, its political context, and the complex relationships between the two. Written by a distinguished group of political scientists and historians that includes two Pulitzer Prize winners, ...

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Overview

Published to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, this volume represents a unique combination of scholarship in the areas of political thought and political history. The papers collected herein examine the founding of the Republic from both perspectives, analyzing its intellectual sources within Western thought, its political context, and the complex relationships between the two. Written by a distinguished group of political scientists and historians that includes two Pulitzer Prize winners, the essays vividly portray the statesmanship of the Founding Fathers and the continuing impact of their legacy, the Constitution.

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Meet the Author

J. JACKSON BARLOW is Director of Higher Education Programs, Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution.

LEONARD W. LEVY is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the History Department, Claremont Graduate School.

KEN MASUGI is Special Assistant to the Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by J. Jackson Barlow and Ken Masugi

The Classical Spirit of the Founding by Thomas G. West

The Founders and the Classics by Charles R. Kesler

Locke and the Problem of Civil Religion by Michael Zuckert

Equality and the Founding by Henry V. Jaffa

Revolutionary Thoughts in the Founding by Marvin Meyers

Fundamental Laws and Individual Rights in the 18th Century Constitution by Gerald Stourzh

Natural Right in the American Founding by Edward J. Erler

The Collapse of the Articles of Confederation by Jack N. Rakove

America and the Enlightenment by Henry Steele Commager

Thomas Jefferson, The Founders, and Constitutional Change by Merrill D. Peterson

The Bill of Rights by Leonard W. Levy

Bibliography

Index

About the Editors & Contributors

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