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The Resource Beyond confederation : origins of the constitution and American national identity, (electronic resource)

Beyond confederation : origins of the constitution and American national identity, (electronic resource)

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Beyond confederation : origins of the constitution and American national identity
Title
Beyond confederation
Title remainder
origins of the constitution and American national identity
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beyond Confederation scrutinizes the ideological background of the U.S. Constitution, the rigors of its writing and ratification, and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratification. The essays in this collection question much of the heritage of eighteenth-century constitutional thought and suggest that many of the commonly debated issues have led us away from the truly germane questions. The authors challenge many of the traditional generalizations and the terms and scope of that debate as well.The contributors raise fresh questions about the Constitution as it enters its third century. What happened in Philadelphia in 1787, and what happened in the state ratifying conventions? Why did the states--barely--ratify the Constitution? What were Americans of the 1789s attempting to achieve? The exploratory conclusions point strongly to an alternative constitutional tradition, some of it unwritten, much of it rooted in state constitutional law; a tradition that not only has redefined the nature and role of the Constitution but also has placed limitations on its efficacy throughout American history. The authors are Lance Banning, Richard Beeman, Stephen Botein, Richard D. Brown, Richard E. Ellis, Paul Finkelman, Stanley N. Katz, Ralph Lerner, Drew R. McCoy, John M. Murrin, Jack N. Rakove, Janet A. Riesman, and Gordon S. Wood
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
973.3/18
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Beyond confederation : origins of the constitution and American national identity, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807839324
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710263
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710263
System control number
(MWT)MWT11710263
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Beyond confederation : origins of the constitution and American national identity, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807839324
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710263
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710263
System control number
(MWT)MWT11710263
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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