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A more perfect union, William Peters

Label
A more perfect union
Title
A more perfect union
Statement of responsibility
William Peters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A narrative with all the drama of good fiction, this book is an accurate, day-by-day account of the pivotal event of American history--the 1787 Convention that drafted the Constitution. Transported to Philadelphia with fifty-five delegates from twelve states, the reader shares their four-month struggle to create a new framework of government to preserve a shaky Union. Written with the immediacy of vivid reporting, the book reverberates with great speeches for and against principles that today form the bedrock of American government. From the sometimes angry debates of men whose characters and motivations are revealed through their actual words and acts, readers will see the Constitution take form, vote by vote, clause by clause. The book also follows the delegates as they dine in Philadelphia's inns and taverns, meet to devise strategy, attend church, or sample the pleasures of the country's largest city. Readers will be left with a new understanding of the nation's beginnings and the closest thing to a sense of having been there.--From publisher description. "The making of the United States Constitution"--Jacket subtitle
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, William
Dewey number
  • 342.73/024
  • 347.30224
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4520
LC item number
.P48 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Constitutional conventions
  • Constitutional history
Label
A more perfect union, William Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
31223043459149
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 255-257
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Fears and hopes -- 2. Secrecy -- 3. A leap into the future -- 4. The people or the states -- 5. The small states and the large -- 6. A backward step -- 7. Deadlock -- 8. The great compromise -- 9. We the people -- 10. Amendment and revision -- 11. The slave trade -- 12. The North-South bargain -- 13. The presidency -- 14. Last-minute changes -- 15. Agreement and dissent -- 16. Federalists and Antifederalists -- 17. Ratification. The delegates -- Fears and hopes -- Secrecy -- A leap into the future -- The people of the states -- The small states and the large -- A backward step -- Deadlock -- The great compromise -- We the people -- dment and revision -- The slave trade -- The North-South baragin -- The presidency -- last-minute changes -- Agreement and dissent -- Federalists and Antifederalists -- Ratification
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 294 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780517564509
Lccn
86016581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
  • 13822185
  • r00c01
Label
A more perfect union, William Peters
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
31223043459149
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 255-257
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Fears and hopes -- 2. Secrecy -- 3. A leap into the future -- 4. The people or the states -- 5. The small states and the large -- 6. A backward step -- 7. Deadlock -- 8. The great compromise -- 9. We the people -- 10. Amendment and revision -- 11. The slave trade -- 12. The North-South bargain -- 13. The presidency -- 14. Last-minute changes -- 15. Agreement and dissent -- 16. Federalists and Antifederalists -- 17. Ratification. The delegates -- Fears and hopes -- Secrecy -- A leap into the future -- The people of the states -- The small states and the large -- A backward step -- Deadlock -- The great compromise -- We the people -- dment and revision -- The slave trade -- The North-South baragin -- The presidency -- last-minute changes -- Agreement and dissent -- Federalists and Antifederalists -- Ratification
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 294 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780517564509
Lccn
86016581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
  • 13822185
  • r00c01

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