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the Constitution of
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Revised and Updated
Covers the passage of the 26th Amendment
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the origins of the ameriCan
Constitution: a Documentary history
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an american life
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“a few blooDy noses”
the realities and mythologies
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the anti-feDeralist PaPers
and the Constitutional
A complete collection of original documents.
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Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
the narváez exPeDition
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Revised and Annotated Translation
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early ameriCan writing
Introduction by the editor
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Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
the feDeralist PaPers
Edited by Clinton Rossiter
Annotations by Charles R. Kesler
Based on the original McLean edition of 1788.
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Edited with an Introduction by Isaac Kramnick
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Available February 2007
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Joseph Plumb Martin
a narrative of
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some of the adventures, Dangers,
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Anthropologist and ethnohistorian Lee Miller
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