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A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution, Carol Berkin

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A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution
Title
A brilliant solution
Title remainder
inventing the American Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Carol Berkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We know and love the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. We forget, though, that the Articles of Confederation and our first attempts at self-government were disasters; the post-revolutionary Confederation slipped quickly into factional bickering and economic crisis. In 1787, a group of lawyers and politicians, some famous and others just ordinary men, journeyed to Philadelphia, determined to create a more stable framework of government, hoping that it would last long enough to bring an end to the crisis. Revealing that the story of that amazing summer in Philadelphia is more complicated and much more interesting than we have imagined, Carol Berkin makes you feel as if you were there, listening to the arguments, getting to know the framers, and appreciating the difficult and critical decisions being made. Using history as a kind of time travel, Berkin takes the reader into the hearts and minds of the founders, explaining their mind-sets, their fears, and their very limited expectations. By telling a story that is more hallowed than understood, Berkin brings us into the world of eighteenth-century America and shows us the human side of a great accomplishment
Cataloging source
TWC
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Berkin, Carol
Dewey number
973.3/18
Index
index present
LC call number
E303
LC item number
.B47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • United States.
  • Constitutional history
  • USA
  • Geschichte
  • USA
  • USA
  • USA.
Label
A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution, Carol Berkin
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Harvest Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-300) and index
Contents
  • This great and good man : the inauguration of President George Washington
  • Our present federal government is a name, a shadow : the call for a convention
  • Making Mr. Madison wait
  • A gathering of demi-gods
  • How far do you intend to go? : the perils of power
  • I do not trust you, gentlemen : schisms, threats, and compromises
  • Like "a trial of colours to a blind man" : debating the presidency once again
  • I consent, sir, to this constitution because I expect no better : the convention ends
  • The constitution is now before the judgment seat : the battle for ratification
Control code
ocm54351675
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9780151009480
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54351675
  • (OCoLC)54351675
Label
A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution, Carol Berkin
Link
Publication
Note
"A Harvest Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [298]-300) and index
Contents
  • This great and good man : the inauguration of President George Washington
  • Our present federal government is a name, a shadow : the call for a convention
  • Making Mr. Madison wait
  • A gathering of demi-gods
  • How far do you intend to go? : the perils of power
  • I do not trust you, gentlemen : schisms, threats, and compromises
  • Like "a trial of colours to a blind man" : debating the presidency once again
  • I consent, sir, to this constitution because I expect no better : the convention ends
  • The constitution is now before the judgment seat : the battle for ratification
Control code
ocm54351675
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harvest ed.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9780151009480
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54351675
  • (OCoLC)54351675

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