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The Resource The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the constitution / David O. Stewart

The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the constitution / David O. Stewart

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The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the constitution / David O. Stewart
Title
The summer of 1787
Title remainder
the men who invented the constitution / David O. Stewart
Statement of responsibility
David O. Stewart
Title variation
Men who invented the U.S constitution
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The successful creation of the Constitution is a suspense story. This book takes us into the sweltering room in which delegates struggled for four months to produce the flawed but enduring document that would define the nation. George Washington presided, James Madison kept the notes, Benjamin Franklin offered wisdom and humor at crucial times. At different points, more than half of the delegates threatened to walk out, and some actually did. It was a desperate balancing act. Revolutionary principles required that the people have power, but could the people be trusted? Would a stronger central government leave room for the states? And what of slavery? The supercharged debates over America's original sin led to the most creative and most disappointing political deals of the Convention. In a country continually arguing over the document's original intent, it is fascinating to watch these powerful characters struggle toward consensus.--From publisher description
Summary
Traces the events of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in a historical account that covers such topics as the fierce conflicts that influenced the writing of the Constitution, the issues that divided the states, and the contributions of key players
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Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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174792
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DLC
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Stewart, David O
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.S74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional conventions
  • Founding fathers
  • United States.
Target audience
adult
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the men who invented the Constitution
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The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the constitution / David O. Stewart
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-334) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
It started at Mount Vernon: March 1785 -- Blood on the snow: winter 1787 -- A house on fire: spring 1787 -- Demigods and coxcombs assemble: May 1787 -- Viginia leads: May 25-June 1 -- Wilson's bargain: May 31-June 10 -- Three-fifths of a human being: June 11 -- Festina Lente: June 12-19 -- To the brink: June 21-July 10 -- The small states win: July 11-17 -- The touch of a feather: July 9-14 -- The Ipswich miracle: July 13 -- The presidential muddle: July 17-26 -- Rutledge hijacks the constitution: July 27-August 6 -- Back to work: August 6 -- The curse of heaven: August 8-29 -- David Brearley's presidency: August 24-September 7 -- The loyal opposition: August 31 -- With all its faults: September 8-17 -- Happiness, perpetual and otherwise: July 4, 1788 -- Making amends
Control code
4213051
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780743286923
Lccn
2006051249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm74354113
  • (OCoLC)74354113
Label
The summer of 1787 : the men who invented the constitution / David O. Stewart
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-334) 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
It started at Mount Vernon: March 1785 -- Blood on the snow: winter 1787 -- A house on fire: spring 1787 -- Demigods and coxcombs assemble: May 1787 -- Viginia leads: May 25-June 1 -- Wilson's bargain: May 31-June 10 -- Three-fifths of a human being: June 11 -- Festina Lente: June 12-19 -- To the brink: June 21-July 10 -- The small states win: July 11-17 -- The touch of a feather: July 9-14 -- The Ipswich miracle: July 13 -- The presidential muddle: July 17-26 -- Rutledge hijacks the constitution: July 27-August 6 -- Back to work: August 6 -- The curse of heaven: August 8-29 -- David Brearley's presidency: August 24-September 7 -- The loyal opposition: August 31 -- With all its faults: September 8-17 -- Happiness, perpetual and otherwise: July 4, 1788 -- Making amends
Control code
4213051
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780743286923
Lccn
2006051249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm74354113
  • (OCoLC)74354113

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