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|ISBN:||9780521114844 0521114845 9780521132626 0521132622|
|Description:||xxii, 288 pages : maps ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Who should rule at home? Dutchess County, New York, in the American Revolution --
Tenant rising at Livingston Manor, May 1777 --
The mechanics in New York politics, 1774-1785 --
A governing class on the defensive: the case of New York --
On Turner, Beard, and slavery --
The abolitionist critique of the United States Constitution --
The compromise of 1787 --
Abraham Yates's history of the movement for the United States Constitution --
Beard, Jefferson, and the tree of Liberty.
?Mr. Lynd discusses class conflict and slavery and their impact on the establishment of the Constitution. He contends that C. A. Beard's version of the nature of strife in this constitutional period