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Ratification : the people debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Author: Pauline Maier
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The dramatic story of the debate over the ratification of the Constitution, the first new account of this seminal moment in American history in years.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Maier
ISBN: 9780684868547 0684868547
OCLC Number: 555639501
Description: xvi, 589 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The morning after --
"Take this or nothing" --
A war of printed words : the national debate begins --
The Pennsylvania ratifying convention --
with Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia --
"We the people" of Connecticut and Massachusetts --
The Massachusetts Convention I : the "conversation" begins --
The Massachusetts Convention II : " --
with cordiality" --
A rough road to Richmond : New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, and South Carolina --
The Virginia Convention I : a battle of giants --
The Virginia Convention II : under the eyes of heaven --
On to Poughkeepsie --
The New York Convention I : a failure of oratory --
The New York Convention II : in or out? --
Some final twists : the North Carolina Convention, a meeting in Pennsylvania, and the ratification story draws to an end.
Responsibility: Pauline Maier.
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