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Unruly Americans and the origins of the Constitution

Author: Woody Holton
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Holton provides the startling discovery that the primary purpose of the Constitution was, simply put, to make America more attractive to investment. And the linchipin to that endeavor was taking power away from the states and ultimately away from the people. This eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution captures how the framers' original draft was received by citizens and how the same class of Americans that  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Woody Holton
ISBN: 9780809016433 0809016435
OCLC Number: 216941781
Description: xi, 370 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Evils which ... produced this convention : introduction --
Bricks without straw : grievances --
The fault is all your own : rebuttals --
To relieve the distressed : demands --
Save the people : requisition --
Who will call this justice? : quarrels --
Idle drones : economics --
The fate of republican govt : redemption --
A revolution which ought to be glorious : disenchantment --
A murmuring underneath : rebellion --
Excess of democracy? : reform --
The house on fire : credit --
Divide et impera : statecraft --
More adequate to the purposes : revenue --
Take up the reins : ratification --
More productive and less oppressive : taxes --
As if impounded : consolidation --
Epilogue : The underdogs' constitution.
Responsibility: Woody Holton.
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Holton provides the startling discovery that the primary purpose of the Constitution was, simply put, to make America more attractive to investment. And the linchipin to that endeavor was taking power away from the states and ultimately away from the people. This eye-opening interpretation of the Constitution captures how the framers' original draft was received by citizens and how the same class of Americans that produced Shays's Rebellion in Massachussetts (and rebellions in just about every other state) produced the Constitution as we know it -- from cover.

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