A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003 - 310 sider
A rich narrative portrait of post-revolutionary America and the men who shaped its political future
Though the American Revolution is widely recognized as our nation's founding story, the years immediately following the war--when our government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis--were in fact the most crucial in establishing the country's independence. The group of men who traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 had no idea what kind of history their meeting would make. But all their ideas, arguments, and compromises--from the creation of the Constitution itself, article by article, to the insistence that it remain a living, evolving document--laid the foundation for a government that has surpassed the founders' greatest hopes. Revisiting all the original historical documents of the period and drawing from her deep knowledge of eighteenth-century politics, Carol Berkin opens up the hearts and minds of America's founders, revealing the issues they faced, the times they lived in, and their humble expectations of success.
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The New York Times Book Review "This work by Carol Berkin deserves to be read alongside Max Farrand's classic The Framing of the Constitution of the United ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Jarratt - LibraryThing
Nice little succinct book on the creation of the Constitution. The end of the book includes short biographies of everyone who took part in the convention (whether he signed or not), and the text of the Articles of the Confederation and the Constitution itself. Les hele vurderingen
LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - MichaelHodges - LibraryThing
Review: A Brilliant Solution, Inventing the American Constitution - by Carol Berkin……………..7 July 2013 This book published in 2002 should be a must read for all students of American History and ... Les hele vurderingen
The Call for a Convention
Making Mr Madison Wait
A Gathering of Demigods
The Perils of Power
Schisms Threats and Compromises
Debating the Presidency Once Again
The Convention Ends
The Battle for Ratification
The Delegates to the Constitutional Convention
The Articles of Confederation
The United States Constitution
A Note on Sources
The Inauguration of President George Washington
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