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The framers' coup : the making of the United States Constitution

The framers' coup : the making of the United States Constitution

Author: Michael J Klarman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Based on prodigious research and told largely through the voices of the participants, Michael Klarman's The Framers' Coup narrates how the Framers' clashing interests shaped the Constitution--and American history itself. ... Not only does Klarman capture the knife's-edge atmosphere of the convention, he populates his narrative with riveting and colorful stories. ... The Framers' Coup is more than a compendium of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Klarman, Michael J.
Framers' coup.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016010804
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Klarman
ISBN: 9780199942039 019994203X 9780190865962 0190865962
OCLC Number: 942885333
Description: xiii, 865 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Flaws in the Articles of Confederation --
Economic turmoil in the states and the road to Philadelphia --
The Constitutional Convention --
Slavery and the Constitutional Convention --
Critics of the Constitution : the Antifederalists --
The ratifying contest --
The Bill of Rights --
Responsibility: Michael J. Klarman.
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The Framers' Coup is a a concise yet sharply argued narrative account of how the Framers persuaded the country to adopt a constitution drafted based on their preferences.  Read more...


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After more than two centuries, it seemed unlikely that anything new could be said about the drafting and ratification of the United States Constitution. Michael Klarman has managed to do so. He has Read more...

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