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Jack N Rakove (Professor)

Jack N Rakove (650) 723-4514
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Personal bio
Jack Rakove is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies, and Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Law. He was graduated from Haverford College in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in History from Harvard in 1975. His scholarship deals with the American Revolution, the invention of American constitutionalism, the role of history in constitutional adjudication, and the career and thinking of James Madison. He is the author of six books, including Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in History. His most recent book is Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (2010).

Currently teaching
AMSTUD 157: The Constitution: A Brief History (Spring)
AMSTUD 251: Topics in Constitutional History (Spring)
AMSTUD 251X: Creating the American Republic (Autumn)
HISTORY 157: The Constitution: A Brief History (Spring)
HISTORY 251: Creating the American Republic (Autumn)
HISTORY 251G: Topics in Constitutional History (Spring)
HISTORY 351: Creating the American Republic (Autumn)
HISTORY 351B: Core in American History, Part II (Autumn)
HISTORY 57: The Constitution: A Short History (Spring)
POLISCI 128F: The Constitution: A Short History (Spring)
POLISCI 128S: The Constitution: A Brief History (Spring)
POLISCI 222P: Creating the American Republic (Autumn)
POLISCI 222S: Topics in Constitutional History (Spring)
POLISCI 422P: Creating the American Republic (Autumn)
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