The Resource The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship, (electronic resource)

The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship, (electronic resource)

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The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison
Title
The Constitutional Convention
Title remainder
a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison
Statement of responsibility
Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1787, the American union was in disarray. The incompatible demands of the separate states threatened its existence; some states were even in danger of turning into the kind of tyranny they had so recently deposed. A truly national government was needed, one that could raise money, regulate commerce, and defend the states against foreign threats-without becoming as overbearing as England. So thirty-six-year-old James Madison believed. That summer, the Virginian was instrumental in organizing the Constitutional Convention, in which one of the world's greatest documents would be debated, created, and signed. Inspired by a sense of history in the making, he kept the most extensive notes of any attendee. Now two esteemed scholars have made these minutes accessible to everyone. Presented with modern punctuation and spelling, judicious cuts, and helpful notes-plus fascinating background information on every delegate and an overview of the tumultuous times-here is the great drama of how the Constitution came to be, from the opening statements to the final votes. --Publisher
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TEFOD
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1751-1836
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Madison, James
Dewey number
342.7302/92
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.M33 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Larson, Edward J.
  • Winship, Michael P.
Series statement
The Modern Library classics
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  • United States
  • United States.
  • Constitutional history
Label
The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DDEE56EB-06D7-43A8-B1B9-58654BCBEE0A
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. ([217]-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of delegates speaking in this record -- The Constitutional Convention. Introduction : the road to Philadelphia -- Record of the Convention -- Epilogue : a poorly kept secret -- Biographical notes on delegates speaking in this record -- The Virginia plan -- The New Jersey plan -- Committee of Detail draft Constitution -- Constitution of the United States of America : as approved by the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed., Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 229 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307789204
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768490890
Label
The Constitutional Convention : a narrative history : from the notes of James Madison, Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DDEE56EB-06D7-43A8-B1B9-58654BCBEE0A
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references p. ([217]-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of delegates speaking in this record -- The Constitutional Convention. Introduction : the road to Philadelphia -- Record of the Convention -- Epilogue : a poorly kept secret -- Biographical notes on delegates speaking in this record -- The Virginia plan -- The New Jersey plan -- Committee of Detail draft Constitution -- Constitution of the United States of America : as approved by the Constitutional Convention, September 17, 1787
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed., Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 229 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307789204
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)768490890

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