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The Resource We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution, George William van Cleve

We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution, George William van Cleve

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We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution
Title
We have not a government
Title remainder
the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
George William van Cleve
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Author
Subject
Summary
In 1783, as the Revolutionary War came to a close, Alexander Hamilton resigned in disgust from the Continental Congress after it refused to consider a fundamental reform of the Articles of Confederation. Just four years later, that same government collapsed, and Congress grudgingly agreed to support the 1787 Philadelphia Constitutional Convention, which altered the Articles beyond recognition. What occurred during this remarkably brief interval to cause the Confederation to lose public confidence and inspire Americans to replace it with a dramatically more flexible and powerful government? We Have Not a Government is the story of this contentious moment in American history
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
342.7302
LC call number
  • KF4508
  • E302.1
  • E302.1
LC item number
  • .V353 2017
  • .V363 2017
Label
We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution, George William van Cleve
Instantiates
Publication
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
The confederation's final years: a chronology -- Introduction -- The search for national identity -- War's aftermath -- America's postwar debts: public faith or anarchy? -- Republic and empire: the struggle over confederation taxes -- Protecting American commerce in an imperial world -- Western expansion strains -- "Astonishing" emigrations and western settlement conflicts -- The Spanish-treaty impasse and the union's collapse -- Internal divisions : state social conflicts -- Economic relief, social peace, and republican justice -- Shays's rebellion: the final battle of the American revolution? -- Confederation collapse and its consequences -- "The truth is, we have not a government" : confederation stalemate and the road to the Philadelphia convention -- Conclusion: the birth of the American empire
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages
Isbn
9780226480503
Lccn
2017015706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975400178
Label
We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution, George William van Cleve
Publication
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
The confederation's final years: a chronology -- Introduction -- The search for national identity -- War's aftermath -- America's postwar debts: public faith or anarchy? -- Republic and empire: the struggle over confederation taxes -- Protecting American commerce in an imperial world -- Western expansion strains -- "Astonishing" emigrations and western settlement conflicts -- The Spanish-treaty impasse and the union's collapse -- Internal divisions : state social conflicts -- Economic relief, social peace, and republican justice -- Shays's rebellion: the final battle of the American revolution? -- Confederation collapse and its consequences -- "The truth is, we have not a government" : confederation stalemate and the road to the Philadelphia convention -- Conclusion: the birth of the American empire
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 390 pages
Isbn
9780226480503
Lccn
2017015706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)975400178

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