Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution

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University Press of Kansas, 1985 - Law - 359 pages
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'A witty and energetic study of the ideas and passions of the Framers.' - New York Times Book Review'An important, comprehensive statement about the most fundamental period in American history. It deals authoritatively with topics no student of American can afford to ignore.' - Harvey Mansfield, author of the Spirit of Liberalism

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One of the most insightful and difficult books on the Constitution I have read. Read full review

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I recently reread this, since I had remembered how much I enjoyed reading it some years ago. It is definitely worth a second and many more reads. This dense little history covers the making of the ... Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Forrest McDonald is Distinguished University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is the author of many books on American history including A Constitutional History of the United States, E Pluribus Unum, and Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution.

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