Discusses the problems with the Articles of Confederation, traces the development of the Constitution, and portrays European opinion concerning the new nation
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This latest volume on the U.S. Constitution is notable for its political, social, and intellectual background and extensive illustrative material. The first half of the volume sets the stage for the Constitutional Convention and is especially good on the state constitutions and the Confederation period. The Convention itself is treated in an admirable fashion, but even more important is the handling of the ratification debate, a contest which was "as hard-fought as any battle of the Revolution." This is an excellent addition to the bicentennial literature, portraying the Constitution as the "product of a revolution in political thought" and as important as independence. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaw a re State Archives, Dover
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Book Description Harvard University Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110674044762
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0674044762