Plain, Honest Men

The Making of the American Constitution
Product Number: EB00165247
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781588367266
Publisher: Random House
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In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. Distinguished historian Richard Beeman captures as never before the dynamic of the debate and the characters of the men who labored that historic summer. Virtually all of the issues in dispute-the extent of presidential power, the nature of federalism, and, most explosive of all, the role of slavery-have continued to provoke conflict throughout our nation's history. This unprecedented book takes readers behind the scenes to show how the world's most enduring constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and fragile consensus. As Gouverneur Morris, delegate of Pennsylvania, noted: "While some have boasted it as a work from Heaven, others have given it a less righteous origin. I have many reasons to believe that it is the work of plain, honest men."

Author(s): Richard Beeman
Original Publish Date: Mar 17, 2009

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Author(s): Richard Beeman
Narrator(s): Michael Prichard
Genre: History
Product Number Z100029619
Released: May 21, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400129850

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