Decision in Philadelphia : the Constitutional Convention of 1787


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Collier, Christopher Collier James Lincoln


Keyword(s):
Constitutional conventions -- United States. Constitutional history -- United States. Founding Fathers of the United States. United States. Constitutional Convention (1787) USA.


Year:
1986


Pages:
xvi, 331 p.


Publisher:
Random House : Reader's Digest


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
11866936


Label:
Box 27


Notes:
25 cm. Pt. 1: "Our case may become desperate". A nation in jeopardy ; America in 1787 ; The mind of James Madison ; The unbelievable George Washington ; Madison plans a government ; Alexander Hamilton and the British model ; The puzzle of Charles Pinckney ; Men, manners, and rules : the Convention begins -- Pt. 2: The large states and the small. Roger Sherman and the art of compromise -- William Paterson picks a fight ; The battle joined ; Luther Martin and a lost opportunity ; "The most serious and threatening excitement" -- Pt. 3: North and South. A new alliance ; The western lands ; Another trade-off -- Pt. 4: The question of power. Balancing act ; Curing the republican disease ; James Wilson, democratic nationalist ; In the shadow of Washington ; Elbridge Gerry's war against the army ; George Mason and the rights of man ; "The most remarkable work". Includes index./ Bibliography: p. 307-322. Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier. Book


URLS:
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0703/84045750-d.html Materials specified: Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0703/84045750-d.html


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: KF4520; Dewey: 342.73/024; 347.30224


ISBN:
ISBN: 0394523466; 9780394523460 LCCN: 84-45750


Edition:
1st


Abstract:
Chronicles the making of the United States Constitution and examines the men who created the document.


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