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The Resource The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship

The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship

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The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison
Title
The Constitutional Convention
Title remainder
a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats-without becoming as overbearing as England. So thirty-six-year-old James Madison believed. That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world's greatest documents would be debated, created, and signed. Inspired by a sense of history in the making, he kept the most extensive notes of any attendee. Now two esteemed scholars have made these minutes accessible to everyone. Presented with modern punctuation and spelling, judicious cuts, and helpful notes-plus fascinating background information on every delegate and an overview of the tumultuous times-here is the great drama of how the Constitution came to be, from the opening statements to the final votes. --Publisher
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1751-1836
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Madison, James
Dewey number
342.7302/92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Larson, Edward J.
  • Winship, Michael P.
Series statement
The Modern Library classics
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  • United States
  • United States.
  • Constitutional history
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The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. ([217]-222) and index
Contents
List of delegates speaking in this record -- The Constitutional Convention. Introduction : the road to Philadelphia -- Record of the Convention -- Epilogue : a poorly kept secret -- Biographical notes on delegates speaking in this record -- The Virginia plan -- The New Jersey plan -- Committee of Detail draft Constitution -- Constitution of the United States of America : as approved by the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787
Control code
ocm58422567
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed., Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 229 p.
Isbn
9780812975178
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005041649
System control number
(OCoLC)58422567
Label
The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. ([217]-222) and index
Contents
List of delegates speaking in this record -- The Constitutional Convention. Introduction : the road to Philadelphia -- Record of the Convention -- Epilogue : a poorly kept secret -- Biographical notes on delegates speaking in this record -- The Virginia plan -- The New Jersey plan -- Committee of Detail draft Constitution -- Constitution of the United States of America : as approved by the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787
Control code
ocm58422567
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed., Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 229 p.
Isbn
9780812975178
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005041649
System control number
(OCoLC)58422567

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