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Jack N Rakove (Emeritus Faculty)

Jack N Rakove (650) 723-4514
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 150A: Colonial and Revolutionary America (Autumn)
HISTORY 150A: Colonial and Revolutionary America (Autumn)
HISTORY 50A: Colonial and Revolutionary America (Autumn)
HISTORY 351A: Core in American History, Part I (Autumn)
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