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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
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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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Maier
ISBN: 9780684868547 0684868547
OCLC Number: 555639501
Awards: Winner of George Washington Book Prize (History) 2011
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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"Ratification is a gripping and eye-opening read. Maier is a member of that rare breed of historians who write vividly and with a flair for depicting dramatic events." -The Wall Street Journal Read more...

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