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

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

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Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution
Title
Plain, honest men
Title remainder
the making of the American Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Richard Beeman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written by a historian, this is an account of the men who met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to design a radically new form of government. The author 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. The book captures the dynamic of the debate and the characters of the men who labored that summer in Philadelphia, among them James Madison, Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania, Maryland's Luther Martin, Roger Sherman, delegate from Connecticut, and General George Washington. The issues debated, including the extent of presidential power, the nature of federalism, and most explosive of all, the role of slavery, have continued to provoke conflict throughout the nation's history. This book is about the men both grand and humble who wrote a document that would live longer than they ever imagined
Awards note
George Washington Prize, 2010
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beeman, Richard R
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.B44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Constitutional Convention (United States : 1787)
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
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Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-448) 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
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-August 31 -- The "general welfare" and the presidency -- "The paradox at the nation's core" -- A fragile consensus: September 10-September15 -- September 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 (September 17, 1787), Article I-VII
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Book club edition.
Extent
xxvii, 514 pages
Isbn
9781400065707
Lccn
2008028841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn176952118
  • (OCoLC)176952118
Label
Plain, honest men : the making of the American Constitution, Richard Beeman
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-448) 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
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-August 31 -- The "general welfare" and the presidency -- "The paradox at the nation's core" -- A fragile consensus: September 10-September15 -- September 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 (September 17, 1787), Article I-VII
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Book club edition.
Extent
xxvii, 514 pages
Isbn
9781400065707
Lccn
2008028841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn176952118
  • (OCoLC)176952118

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