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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Peterson, Merrill D.
Democracy, liberty and property.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Co. 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Merrill D Peterson; Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention; New York (State). Constitutional Convention; Virginia. Constitutional Convention
|Notes:||Selections from the texts of debates of 3 Constitutional Conventions: Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia, with introductions and notes.|
|Description:||xxiii, 452 pages 21 cm.|
|Contents:||I. The Massachusetts convention of 1820-1821: The test oath; The third article; The "poll parish"; Tax exemption; The suffrage; The basis of representation; Joseph Story on representation; Daniel Webster on representation; "Address to the people" --
II. The New York convention of 1821: The Council of Revision and the Veto Power; The term of Governor; The appointive power; The Senate and the suffrage; The Negro and the suffrage; Blasphemy and libel; Reform of the judiciary --
III. The Virginia convention of 1829-1830: Cooke on Democratic representation; Upshur on majorities and minorities; Dodderidge in rebuttal; Leigh on power and property; Randolph on the Federal issue; Marshall on compromise; Summers on the Gordon Plan; Gordon on the Gordon Plan; The non-Freeholders' Memorial; The Freehold suffrage defended; The reformers' rebuttal; The executive; The county courts; The amendment article; The question of ratification.
|Series Title:||American heritage series (New York, N.Y.), no. 43.|
|Responsibility:||Edited by Merrill D. Peterson.|