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America's Constitution: A Biography tries to explain how and why the supreme law of our land was enacted at the Founding and then amended over the ensuing centuries. The biography's narrative tracks the textual flow of the Constitution itself; article by article and amendment by amendment, I take my readers on an interpretive journey through the document. While I give some constitutional patches of text far more attention than others, I try to say at least something in passing- ideally, something fresh and important-about every notable constitutional provision.

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