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The Resource Contested conventions : the struggle to establish the constitution and save the union, 1787-1789, Melvin Yazawa, University of New Mexico

Contested conventions : the struggle to establish the constitution and save the union, 1787-1789, Melvin Yazawa, University of New Mexico

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Contested conventions : the struggle to establish the constitution and save the union, 1787-1789
Title
Contested conventions
Title remainder
the struggle to establish the constitution and save the union, 1787-1789
Statement of responsibility
Melvin Yazawa, University of New Mexico
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is perhaps no more critical juncture in American history than the years in which Americans drafted the federal Constitution, fiercely debated its merits and failings, and adopted it, albeit with reservations. In Contested Conventions, senior historian Melvin Yazawa examines the political and ideological clashes that accompanied the transformation of the country from a loose confederation of states to a more perfect union. Treating the 1787-1789 period as a whole, the book highlights the contingent nature of the struggle to establish the Constitution and brings into focus the overriding concern of the framers and ratifiers, who struggled to counter what Alexander Hamilton identified as the "centrifugal" forces driving Americans toward a disastrous disunion. This concern inspired the delegates in Philadelphia to resolve through compromise the two most divisive confrontations of the Constitutional Convention--representation in the new Congress and slavery--and was instrumental in gaining ratification even in states where Antifederalist delegates comprised a substantial majority. Arguing that the debates over ratification reflected competing ideas about the meaning of American nationhood, Yazawa illuminates the nature of the crisis that necessitated the meeting at Philadelphia in the first place. Contested Conventions is a cohesive and compelling account of the defining issues that led to the establishment of the Constitution; it should appeal to history students and scholars alike."--Back cover
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yazawa, Melvin
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
E303
LC item number
.Y39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States.
  • Constitutional Convention (United States : 1787)
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Contested conventions : the struggle to establish the constitution and save the union, 1787-1789, Melvin Yazawa, University of New Mexico
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Constitution Day -- Part I. Creation: the critical period of American history -- A union of large and small states -- A union with slaveholders -- Part II. Ratification: stacking the deck -- Massachusetts and the first nine states -- Virginia matters -- New York joins the union -- North Carolina, the Bill of Rights, and the Madisonian exchange -- Epilogue: a new generation who know not us -- Appendix A: the perils of originalism -- Appendix B: Constitutional convention: attendance by states -- Appendix C: chronology of ratification
Control code
ocn922572476
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781421420264
Lccn
2015037770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026274858
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421420264
  • (OCoLC)922572476
Label
Contested conventions : the struggle to establish the constitution and save the union, 1787-1789, Melvin Yazawa, University of New Mexico
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Constitution Day -- Part I. Creation: the critical period of American history -- A union of large and small states -- A union with slaveholders -- Part II. Ratification: stacking the deck -- Massachusetts and the first nine states -- Virginia matters -- New York joins the union -- North Carolina, the Bill of Rights, and the Madisonian exchange -- Epilogue: a new generation who know not us -- Appendix A: the perils of originalism -- Appendix B: Constitutional convention: attendance by states -- Appendix C: chronology of ratification
Control code
ocn922572476
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781421420264
Lccn
2015037770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026274858
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421420264
  • (OCoLC)922572476

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