The American Founding: Essays on the Formation of the Constitution


Introduction by J. Jackson Barlow and Ken Masugi The Classical Spirit of the Founding by Thomas G. West The Founders and the Classics by Charles R. Kesler Locke and the Problem of Civil Religion by Michael Zuckert Equality and the Founding by Henry V. Jaffa Revolutionary Thoughts in the Founding by Marvin Meyers Fundamental Laws and Individual Rights in the 18th Century Constitution by Gerald Stourzh Natural Right in the American Founding by Edward J. Erler The Collapse of the Articles of Confederation by Jack N. Rakove America and the Enlightenment by Henry Steele Commager Thomas Jefferson, The Founders, and Constitutional Change by Merrill D. Peterson The Bill of Rights by Leonard W. Levy Bibliography Index About the Editors & Contributors

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Edward J. Erler
  • Jack N. Rakove
  • Henry Steele Commager
  • Merrill D. Peterson
  • Leonard W. Levy
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1988


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