Gr 6 Up-A concise, readable study of the historical and political events that led up to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Using accounts and opinions by actual delegates and other prominent figures such as Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, Haesly outlines the concepts of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution/Bill of Rights. The volume is enlivened by personal stories of those who lived through and influenced the events depicted, and includes discussions on slavery and the nature of the presidency. An appendix lists the convention delegates. Well suited for reports, this book offers a solid foundation for a pivotal period in U.S. history.-David M. Alperstein, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.