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Name  Jack Rakove

Role  Historian
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Education  Harvard University (1975), Haverford College (1968)
Awards  Pulitzer Prize for History
Books  Original Meanings: Politics a, Revolutionaries: A New History of, Declaring rights, James Madison and the cr, The Unfinished Election o
Similar People  Joseph J Ellis, John A Ferejohn, Edward Countryman, Jonathon Riley, James Madison

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Jack Norman Rakove (born June 4, 1947) is an American historian, author and professor at Stanford University. He is a Pulitzer Prize winner.


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Rakove was born in Chicago to Political Science Professor Milton L. Rakove (1918–1983) and his wife, Shirley. The elder Rakove taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago (1957–1983) and Barat College (Lake Forest, Illinois).

Jack Rakove earned his AB in 1968 from Haverford College and his PhD in 1975 from Harvard University. He was also a student at the University of Edinburgh from 1966 to 1967. At Harvard, he was a student of Bernard Bailyn.

Rakove is the W.R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1980. He also taught at Colgate University from 1975 to 1980. He has been a visiting professor at the NYU School of Law.

Rakove won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for History for Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (1996) which questioned whether originalism is a comprehensive and exhaustive means of interpreting the Constitution. Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize.


  • Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution A.A. Knopf, 1996, ISBN 9780394578583; Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010, ISBN 9780307434517
  • The Beginnings of National Politics: An Interpretive History of the Continental Congress (Alfred Knopf, 1979); Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982, ISBN 9780801828645
  • James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown Higher Education, 1990, ISBN 9780673399946
  • Declaring Rights: A Brief History with Documents Bedford/St. Martin's, 1998, ISBN 9780312137342
  • Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 11 May 2010. ISBN 0-547-48674-X. 
  • The Unfinished Election of 2000. Basic Books. 1 September 2002. ISBN 978-0-465-06838-8. 
  • References

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