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We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution

Author: George Van Cleve
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. ©2017
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History
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Van Cleve, George.
We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Van Cleve
ISBN: 9780226480640 022648064X
OCLC Number: 1005701628
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 390 pages)
Contents: The confederation's final years: a chronology --
Introduction --
The search for national identity --
War's aftermath --
America's postwar debts: public faith or anarchy? --
Republic and empire: the struggle over confederation taxes --
Protecting American commerce in an imperial world --
Western expansion strains --
"Astonishing" emigrations and western settlement conflicts --
The Spanish-treaty impasse and the union's collapse --
Internal divisions : state social conflicts --
Economic relief, social peace, and republican justice --
Shays's rebellion: the final battle of the American revolution? --
Confederation collapse and its consequences --
"The truth is, we have not a government" : confederation stalemate and the road to the Philadelphia convention --
Conclusion: the birth of the American empire.
Responsibility: George William van Cleve.

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"Instead of asking how the Constitution came to be adopted, Van Cleve asks why the previous government, the Articles of Confederation, failed--and why it failed not only in our own modern eyes, but Read more...

 
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