PENGUIN CIVIC CLASSICS SERIES

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  • A selection of The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, introduced and contextualized by Richard Beeman
  • 37 Lincoln Speeches, introduced and edited by Lincoln scholar Allen C. Guelzo, with notes of explanation
  • The most influential Supreme Court Decisions on government, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, civil rights, the right of privacy, and criminal and civil justice, collected, abridged, introduced, and explained by legal expert Jay Feinman
  • Complete edition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, including the appendix, plus the first installment in his American Crisis series, introduced and contextualized by Richard Beeman

Civic Classics is a series of six short books that present great texts of American civic life—the founding documents, pivotal historic speeches, classic American essays, and important Supreme Court opinions that express values and raise issues. Themes raised in these classic texts include the powers of government, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and civil liberties.

Series editor Richard Beeman, an expert on the Constitution and scholar of American history, brings together the documents most essential to an understanding of American government. Allen C. Guelzo, Terry Golway, and Jay M. Feinman provide additional expertise for an impeccably curated collection. These six compact books form a mini-library that covers a wide scope of history with clarity and depth, delivering students and teachers the building blocks for a comprehensive civics course.

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