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The Resource A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; foreword by Warren E. Burger

A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; foreword by Warren E. Burger

Label
A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and battle for a Bill of Rights
Title
A child of fortune
Title remainder
a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and battle for a Bill of Rights
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey St. John ; foreword by Warren E. Burger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
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St. John, Jeffrey
Dewey number
  • 342.73/029
  • 347.30229
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541.Z9
LC item number
S7 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Constitutional history
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A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; foreword by Warren E. Burger
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223026440629
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-372) and index
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volume
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Content category
text
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Contents
A fist fight over freedom -- September 20-27, 1787: George Washington: a date with destiny or death? -- September 28-October 4, 1787: A mob makes a majority in Pennsylvania -- October 5-11, 1787: Washington and Franklin: dupes or a dark conclave of conspiracy? -- October 12-18, 1787: Georgia frontier aflame with an Indian-settler war -- October 19-25, 1787: Patrick Henry of Virginia fires first anti-Federalist shot -- October 26-November 1, 1787: A war of words in the newspapers -- November 2-8, 1787: Federalists: villains at home, heroes abroad -- November 9-15, 1787: Delaware's drive to be first ratifying state; history as a hammer on the anvil of ratification -- November 16-22, 1787: Quarrel over prayer in peaceful Quaker Pennsylvania -- November 23-29, 1787: Duel of two documents; a bill of rights as burning bush -- November 30-December 6, 1787: Power of the people vs. power of the states in Pennsylvania -- December 7-13, 1787: Delaware ratifies first; Pennsylvania settles for second -- December 14-20, 1787: New Jersey ratifies in tavern to make it three, offers thirteen toasts and salutes -- December 21-27, 1787: Riot in Pennsylvania over ratification; slinging mud over slave issue in other states -- December 28, 1787-January 3, 1788: Georgia adds fourth vote for union, vows Indian blood will flow in streets -- January 4-10, 1788: Connecticut fifth to ratify; Federalists face crucial test in Massachusetts -- January 11-17, 1788: Battleground in Boston for a bill of rights -- January 18-24, 1788: Federalists chart new course to avoid shipwreck of Constitution -- January 25-31, 1788: Governor Hancock of Massachusetts fronts for Federalists, follows prepared script -- February 1-7, 1788: Federalists' bill of rights pledge makes Massachusetts sixth to ratify -- February 8-14, 1788: Slavery issue in New Hampshire endangers Federalists' forward motion -- February 15-21, 1788: America and France: two revolutions, an ocean apart -- February 22-28, 1788: New Hampshire's non-vote: gloom for Federalists, glee for foes -- February 29-March 6, 1788: Rhode Island rejects ratifying convention, sets referendum on ratification -- March 7-13, 1788: Maryland anti-Federalists fight Federalists' slanders and seedy reputations -- March 14-20, 1788: King in new office of president refuted by Federalists -- March 21-27, 1788: Rhode Island referendum rejects Constitution; slavery issue simmers under surface --March 28-April 3, 1788: Election results in North Carolina and Virginia warn of possible reefs for Federalists. April 4-10, 1788: Maryland Federalists crush foes in elections; violence and fraud alleged in Pennsylvania -- April 11-17, 1788: Federalists in South Carolina sweep elections, sink opposition's hopes for a bill of rights -- April 18-24, 1788: Washington uses influence in Maryland to block adjournment; Federalists leave nothing to chance -- April 25-May 1, 1788: Maryland seventh state to ratify; bill of rights debated but rejected -- May 2-8, 1788: Anti-Federalists sweep New York elections; loss of New York and Virginia seen as death blow -- May 5-15, 1788: South Carolina Federalists wine and dine foes; newspapers and post office Federalist monopoly, anti's allege -- May 16-22, 1788: A bill of rights or bayonets, vow South Carolina foes of Constitution -- May 23-29, 1788: South Carolina eighth to ratify; crucial ninth: Virginia or New Hampshire? -- May 30-June 5, 1788: Patrick Henry hurls thunderbolts at Virginia convention, gambles on Mississippi River issue -- June 6-12, 1788: Patrick Henry and Edmund Randolph violently clash, hair trigger from pistol duel -- June 13-19, 1788: Henry overwhelms convention with oratory, Madison plots promise of bill of rights -- June 20-26, 1788: Promise of bill of rights ensures Virginia's ratification by razor-thin margin -- June 27-July 3, 1788: New Hampshire ninth state to ratify ahead of Virginia, gives legal life to Constitution -- July 4-10, 1788: Philadelphia celebrates ratification with grand procession, gears up for first federal elections -- July 11-17, 1788: Violence and secession vowed if New York fails to ratify -- July 18-24, 1788: New York anti-Federalists in full retreat; North Carolina foes in full advance -- July 25-31, 1788: New York ratifies by three votes after promise of bill of rights -- August 1-7, 1788: North Carolina votes neither to accept nor to reject new Constitution -- A reporter's reflections -- Appendices : 1. American newspapers publishing in 1787-88 ; 2. Chronology of state ratification conventions, 1787-90, and final votes -- 3. U.S. Constitution of 1787
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 392 p.
Isbn
9780915463565
Lccn
90021386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 22707774
  • r00c01
Label
A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; foreword by Warren E. Burger
Publication
Bar code
31223026440629
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A fist fight over freedom -- September 20-27, 1787: George Washington: a date with destiny or death? -- September 28-October 4, 1787: A mob makes a majority in Pennsylvania -- October 5-11, 1787: Washington and Franklin: dupes or a dark conclave of conspiracy? -- October 12-18, 1787: Georgia frontier aflame with an Indian-settler war -- October 19-25, 1787: Patrick Henry of Virginia fires first anti-Federalist shot -- October 26-November 1, 1787: A war of words in the newspapers -- November 2-8, 1787: Federalists: villains at home, heroes abroad -- November 9-15, 1787: Delaware's drive to be first ratifying state; history as a hammer on the anvil of ratification -- November 16-22, 1787: Quarrel over prayer in peaceful Quaker Pennsylvania -- November 23-29, 1787: Duel of two documents; a bill of rights as burning bush -- November 30-December 6, 1787: Power of the people vs. power of the states in Pennsylvania -- December 7-13, 1787: Delaware ratifies first; Pennsylvania settles for second -- December 14-20, 1787: New Jersey ratifies in tavern to make it three, offers thirteen toasts and salutes -- December 21-27, 1787: Riot in Pennsylvania over ratification; slinging mud over slave issue in other states -- December 28, 1787-January 3, 1788: Georgia adds fourth vote for union, vows Indian blood will flow in streets -- January 4-10, 1788: Connecticut fifth to ratify; Federalists face crucial test in Massachusetts -- January 11-17, 1788: Battleground in Boston for a bill of rights -- January 18-24, 1788: Federalists chart new course to avoid shipwreck of Constitution -- January 25-31, 1788: Governor Hancock of Massachusetts fronts for Federalists, follows prepared script -- February 1-7, 1788: Federalists' bill of rights pledge makes Massachusetts sixth to ratify -- February 8-14, 1788: Slavery issue in New Hampshire endangers Federalists' forward motion -- February 15-21, 1788: America and France: two revolutions, an ocean apart -- February 22-28, 1788: New Hampshire's non-vote: gloom for Federalists, glee for foes -- February 29-March 6, 1788: Rhode Island rejects ratifying convention, sets referendum on ratification -- March 7-13, 1788: Maryland anti-Federalists fight Federalists' slanders and seedy reputations -- March 14-20, 1788: King in new office of president refuted by Federalists -- March 21-27, 1788: Rhode Island referendum rejects Constitution; slavery issue simmers under surface --March 28-April 3, 1788: Election results in North Carolina and Virginia warn of possible reefs for Federalists. April 4-10, 1788: Maryland Federalists crush foes in elections; violence and fraud alleged in Pennsylvania -- April 11-17, 1788: Federalists in South Carolina sweep elections, sink opposition's hopes for a bill of rights -- April 18-24, 1788: Washington uses influence in Maryland to block adjournment; Federalists leave nothing to chance -- April 25-May 1, 1788: Maryland seventh state to ratify; bill of rights debated but rejected -- May 2-8, 1788: Anti-Federalists sweep New York elections; loss of New York and Virginia seen as death blow -- May 5-15, 1788: South Carolina Federalists wine and dine foes; newspapers and post office Federalist monopoly, anti's allege -- May 16-22, 1788: A bill of rights or bayonets, vow South Carolina foes of Constitution -- May 23-29, 1788: South Carolina eighth to ratify; crucial ninth: Virginia or New Hampshire? -- May 30-June 5, 1788: Patrick Henry hurls thunderbolts at Virginia convention, gambles on Mississippi River issue -- June 6-12, 1788: Patrick Henry and Edmund Randolph violently clash, hair trigger from pistol duel -- June 13-19, 1788: Henry overwhelms convention with oratory, Madison plots promise of bill of rights -- June 20-26, 1788: Promise of bill of rights ensures Virginia's ratification by razor-thin margin -- June 27-July 3, 1788: New Hampshire ninth state to ratify ahead of Virginia, gives legal life to Constitution -- July 4-10, 1788: Philadelphia celebrates ratification with grand procession, gears up for first federal elections -- July 11-17, 1788: Violence and secession vowed if New York fails to ratify -- July 18-24, 1788: New York anti-Federalists in full retreat; North Carolina foes in full advance -- July 25-31, 1788: New York ratifies by three votes after promise of bill of rights -- August 1-7, 1788: North Carolina votes neither to accept nor to reject new Constitution -- A reporter's reflections -- Appendices : 1. American newspapers publishing in 1787-88 ; 2. Chronology of state ratification conventions, 1787-90, and final votes -- 3. U.S. Constitution of 1787
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 392 p.
Isbn
9780915463565
Lccn
90021386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 22707774
  • r00c01

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