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The Resource Madison's hand : revising the Constitutional Convention, Mary Sarah Bilder

Madison's hand : revising the Constitutional Convention, Mary Sarah Bilder

Label
Madison's hand : revising the Constitutional Convention
Title
Madison's hand
Title remainder
revising the Constitutional Convention
Statement of responsibility
Mary Sarah Bilder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"New digital technologies and traditional historical investigation suggest that James Madison did not finish his famous Notes until after the Convention. The Notes are the most important, and most misunderstood, account of the 1787 Constitutional Convention. This biography of the Notes follows Madison as he created and then repeatedly revised a remarkable manuscript of American history. Originally a diary kept in part for the absent Thomas Jefferson, the Notes highlighted his fascination with the political strategy of drafting. But when the Convention began to draft the details of the Constitution, the complicated process led Madison to abandon his Notes. Only after serving in Congress and drafting new constitutional amendments did Madison return to complete them. By the time the Notes were published a half-century later, the layers of revisions made the Notes appear--inaccurately--to be an objective record of the writing of the Constitution"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bilder, Mary Sarah
Dewey number
342.7302/92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.B55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Madison, James
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
Label
Madison's hand : revising the Constitutional Convention, Mary Sarah Bilder
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114690176
  • 31223114690168
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
About Madison's notes -- Introduction -- PART I. NOTES BEFORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. The genre of legislative diaries -- The practice of working notes -- PART II. LEARNING TO KEEP A CONVENTIONAL DIARY. The success of the opening days -- Struggling with speeches -- PART III. RECORDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. An account of failed strategies -- Acquiring a new role -- PART IV. ABANDONING THE NOTES. The complexity of drafting -- The Convention's changing relevance -- PART V. COMPLETING THE NOTES. Correcting and revising the notes -- The influence of Mr. Jefferson -- Conclusion -- The evidence
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674055278
Lccn
2015009815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 906121517
  • 906121517
  • 906121517
Label
Madison's hand : revising the Constitutional Convention, Mary Sarah Bilder
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223114690176
  • 31223114690168
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
About Madison's notes -- Introduction -- PART I. NOTES BEFORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. The genre of legislative diaries -- The practice of working notes -- PART II. LEARNING TO KEEP A CONVENTIONAL DIARY. The success of the opening days -- Struggling with speeches -- PART III. RECORDING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. An account of failed strategies -- Acquiring a new role -- PART IV. ABANDONING THE NOTES. The complexity of drafting -- The Convention's changing relevance -- PART V. COMPLETING THE NOTES. Correcting and revising the notes -- The influence of Mr. Jefferson -- Conclusion -- The evidence
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674055278
Lccn
2015009815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 906121517
  • 906121517
  • 906121517

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