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Author Collier, Christopher, 1930-

Title Decision in Philadelphia : the Constitutional Convention of 1787 / Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier.

Imprint New York : Random House : Reader's Digest, 1986.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  342.024 C69d 1986    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 331 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-322) and index.
Contents pt. 1: "Our case may become desperate". A nation in jeopardy ; America in 1787 ; The mind of James Madison ; The unbelievable George Washington ; Madison plans a government ; Alexander Hamilton and the British model ; The puzzle of Charles Pinckney ; Men, manners, and rules : the Convention begins -- pt. 2: The large states and the small. Roger Sherman and the art of compromise -- William Paterson picks a fight ; The battle joined ; Luther Martin and a lost opportunity ; "The most serious and threatening excitement" -- pt. 3: North and South. A new alliance ; The western lands ; Another trade-off -- pt. 4: The question of power. Balancing act ; Curing the republican disease ; James Wilson, democratic nationalist ; In the shadow of Washington ; Elbridge Gerry's war against the army ; George Mason and the rights of man ; "The most remarkable work."
Summary Chronicles the making of the United States Constitution and examines the men who created the document.
Subject United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Constitutional conventions -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Founding Fathers of the United States.
Constitutional Convention (United States : 1787) (OCoLC)fst01695393
Constitutional conventions. (OCoLC)fst00875764
Constitutional history. (OCoLC)fst00875777
Founding Fathers of the United States. (OCoLC)fst01739942
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
ISBN 0394523466

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