America's Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation

America's Second Revolution: How George Washington Defeated Patrick Henry and Saved the Nation

by Harlow Giles Unger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620458730
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 269
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Harlow Giles Unger is author of the award-winning Lafayette (Wiley 2002), John Hancock (2000), Noah Webster (Wiley, 1998), The French War Against America (Wiley, 2005) and The Unexpected George Washington (Wiley, 2006).  A veteran journalist, he was foreign news editor at The New York Herald Tribune and foreign correspondent for The Times and Sunday Times (London).  He is also author of several books on education.  He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Chronology     xv
Introduction     1
Victory's Bitter Fruits     5
The Great Debate     30
The Great Compromise     50
"The Seeds of Civil Discord"     73
The Road to Ratification     91
"Unite or Die"     103
"Words to My Brother Ploughjoggers"     122
"A Fig and a Fiddle-stick's End"     138
The Language of Secession     157
On the Wings of the Tempest     171
Birth of a Nation     184
One Nation, Divisible...     201
Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention     213
The Constitution of the United States     213
Resolution of the Convention     226
Letter of the Convention to Congress     227
Signers of the Constitution     229
The Bill of Rights     239
Notes     243
Bibliography     255
Credits     259
Index     261

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