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Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention Of 1787
     

Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention Of 1787

by Christopher Collier
 

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Includes a complete copy of the Constitution.
Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available."—Library Journal

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Includes a complete copy of the Constitution.
Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available."—Library Journal

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Library Journal
The advent of the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution in 1987 calls for a new treatment of the Philadelphia Con vention, one which is written for the general public and informed by recent scholarship. Decision in Philadelphia is just such a book. It is the best popular history of the Constitutional Conven tion available. This clear and well-writ ten volume traces the major issues in volved, dismissing sectional, economic, or class interests as domi nant factors and concentrating instead on the ``deeply rooted attitudes'' and ``emotions'' of individual members. Modern readers will find the authors' comments on the Constitution particu larly interesting, casting many of the Founding Fathers in a new light. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaware State Archives, Dover

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345498403
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/26/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
264,696
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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