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Professor Jonathan Gienapp is the recipient of the Best Book in American Political Thought award for his current book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era.  The award was presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting held in...
In his book, The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era (Harvard University Press, 2018), Jonathan Gienapp revisits the Founding Era to retell the story of America’s favorite document.
On the historic day of July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, Thomas Jefferson, its primary author, went on a small shopping spree and bought seven pairs of women’s gloves.

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