A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution
Harcourt, 2002 - 310 Seiten
We know and love the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. We forget, though, that the Articles of Confederation and our first attempts at self-government were disasters; the post-revolutionary Confederation slipped quickly into factional bickering and economic crisis. In 1787, a group of lawyers and politicians, some famous and others just ordinary men, journeyed to Philadelphia, determined to create a more stable framework of government, hoping that it would last long enough to bring an end to the crisis. Revealing that the story of that amazing summer in Philadelphia is more complicated and much more interesting than we have imagined, Carol Berkin makes you feel as if you were there, listening to the arguments, getting to know the framers, and appreciating the difficult and critical decisions being made. Using history as a kind of time travel, Berkin takes the reader into the hearts and minds of the founders, explaining their mind-sets, their fears, and their very limited expectations. By telling a story that is more hallowed than understood, Berkin brings us into the world of eighteenth-century America and shows us the human side of a great accomplishment.
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Alone among the Revolutionary leaders , General George Washington enjoyed a
celebrity that reached beyond the borders of his native state . Notable as many
other delegates might be , the commander in chief of the Continental army was ...
But there was more to Washington's reluctance than poor health or family tragedy
. Although he was under pressure from friends and political allies to accept ,
Washington worried that attending the convention carried a risk to his public ...
Although Washington defended the society , declaring that its sole purpose was
to sustain the camaraderie born of military service , he took the warning that his
reputation was in danger to heart . When the society asked him to serve as its ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Jarratt - LibraryThing
Nice little succinct book on the creation of the Constitution. The end of the book includes short biographies of everyone who took part in the convention (whether he signed or not), and the text of the Articles of the Confederation and the Constitution itself. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - MichaelHodges - LibraryThing
Review: A Brilliant Solution, Inventing the American Constitution - by Carol Berkin……………..7 July 2013 This book published in 2002 should be a must read for all students of American History and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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