The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding, Volume 1
The pivotal moment in the formation of the United States - The Constitutional Convention - featured battles among factions, compromise between ideologies, and disagreements that nearly derailed the enterprise. The product was a document that still stands as the guide to governing a representative democracy. This impressive encyclopedia shows in detail the lively, contentious, four-month process that produced the foundation of this country. Powerful personalities and powerful ideas formed the Constitution. This work brings the people to life and shows how they brought into being one of the most important documents in history. Drawing on original sources and a wealth of secondary works, the 350 A-Z entries and dozens of sidebars in this encyclopedia present the first-ever comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the Constitutional Convention.
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Appendix A Materials Prior to the Constitutional Convention
Appendix B Materials from the Convention Debates and after the Convention
Appendix C Charts
Selected List of Cases
Selected Bibliography for Schoolteachers and Students
Websites on the Constitutional Convention
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