Declaring Rights
First Edition   ©1998

Declaring Rights

A Brief History with Documents

Jack N. Rakove (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-13734-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-13734-2; Format: Paper Text, 240 pages

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.