Essays on the Making of the Constitution
ISBN13: 9780195049022ISBN10: 0195049020 Paperback, 352 pages
Mar 1987, In Stock
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352 pages; ISBN13: 978-0-19-504902-2ISBN10: 0-19-504902-0
DescriptionHistorians have engaged in a prolonged debate, that perhaps defies resolution, over the making of the Constitution. Were the framers enlightened, disinterested statesmen seeking to rescue a nation then drifting dangerously toward anarchy? Were they conspiratorial representatives of a rising financial and industrial capitalism? Was the Constitution primarily an economic or a political document? This collection of essays, by such renowned scholars as Charles Beard, Andrew C. McLaughlin, and John P. Roche, addresses the myriad questions that surround the creation of the principal document of the American governmental system. With a revised introduction and conclusion, the second edition is an indispensable and timely tool for courses in American government and constitutional history.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Leonard W. Levy, Andrew W. Mellon All-Claremont Professor of Humanities and Chairman of the Graduate Faculty of History, Claremont Graduate School