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Jack Rakove, Emeritus

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Jack Rakove, Emeritus

Professor of History, Political Science and, by courtesy, Law
William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies
United States
Ph.D., Harvard University 1975
B.A., Haverford College 1968
  • Origins of the American Revolution
  • Creation of a national polity and government between the early 1770s and 1800
  • Origins of the Constitution and the early history of its interpretation
  • Political ideas and career of James Madison

Selected Publications & Projects

Jack Rakove, Emeritus
Today, Americans believe that the early colonists came to the New World in search of religious liberty. What we often forget is that they wanted...
Jack Rakove, Emeritus
The eighty-five Federalist essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison as 'Publius' to support the ratification of the...
Jack Rakove, Emeritus
James Madison presented his most celebrated and studied political ideas in his contributions to The Federalist, the essays that he,...