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Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman

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Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution
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Plain, honest men
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the making of the American Constitution
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Richard Beeman
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eng
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From distinguished historian Richard Beeman comes a dramatic and engrossing account of the men who met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to design a radically new form of government. Beeman takes readers behind the scenes and beyond the debate to show how the world's most enduring constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and, eventually, fragile consensus during a time when many Americans feared that a combination of financial distress and civil unrest would doom the young nation's experiment in liberty
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Plain, honest men
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Demonstrates how the American Constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and eventually fragile consensus as James Madison and his cohorts devised a plan to radically alter the balance of governmental power
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342.7302/9
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.B44 2009
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Richard Beeman
Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [447]-448) and index
Contents
Principal characters -- The Constitutional Convention of 1787: a chronology -- The crisis -- The indispensable men of the Convention -- The delay that produced a revolution -- The Convention opens for business -- A high-stakes gamble -- "We the people" or "We the states"? Creating the American Congress -- Imagining the American presidency -- Counterattack -- "We are now at full stop" -- The Fourth of July, 1787 -- Compromise: large states, small states, slave states, and free states -- Beyond the Connecticut Compromise -- "The people are the King" -- Fashioning a first draft of the Constitution: July 27 - August 6 -- Revising the Constitution: August 6-31 -- The "general welfare" and the presidency -- "The paradox at the nation's core" -- A fragile consensus: Sep 10-15 -- Sep 17: Day of decision -- The People's Constitution: "Federalists" seize the initiative -- Achieving a more perfect union: the Federalists prevail -- "A Republic, if you can keep it" -- Full list of delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 -- U. S. Constitution (Sep 17, 1787), Article I-VII -- A note about quotations
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24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 514 p.
Isbn
9781400065707
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
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2008028841
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ill.

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