The Constitutional Convention Of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding

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This comprehensive treatment of all the personalities, philosophies, debates, and compromises involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution is the first encyclopedic work on the subject, compiling information into an easily accessible A–Z format. Biographies of all 55 delegates, analysis of the competing political viewpoints, procedural and substantive disputes, along with a host of other details are all presented here. Both the detail and the scholarship in this book are unmatched in any other work; the ...

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Overview

This comprehensive treatment of all the personalities, philosophies, debates, and compromises involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution is the first encyclopedic work on the subject, compiling information into an easily accessible A–Z format. Biographies of all 55 delegates, analysis of the competing political viewpoints, procedural and substantive disputes, along with a host of other details are all presented here. Both the detail and the scholarship in this book are unmatched in any other work; the encyclopedic presentation simply does not exist elsewhere.

Civil liberties, the scope of authority of the three branches of government, and other constitutional matters are increasingly at the forefront of public discussion. Scholars, citizens interested in self-education, and reference librarians faced with questions about the Constitution will find in this book all they require to answer their needs.

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"The work is accessible to high school and undergraduate students and the interested general reader."

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"ABC-CLIO has published another nicely focused historical encyclopedia suitable for either circulation or reference collections. … this two-volume set will be a worthy addition to a number of collections."

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Against the Grain

"Unrivaled in its field, this exhaustive encyclopedia is indicative of ABC-CLIO's commitment to providing superior reference sources in the attractive, sturdy packages readers have come to expect. A work with this much depth and quality is easy to recommended for all libraries that support history, political science, and law students, scholars, researchers, and interested readers."

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American Reference Books Annual

"High school, public, and academic libraries would do well by adding this work to their shelves. It should be the standard reference on its topic for some time to come."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851096695
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 1009
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 2.70 (d)

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