The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Reference Guide

by
Stuart Leibigerauthor

Stuart Leibiger, PhD, is professor of history at La Salle University.

The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Reference Guide

20190630

ABC-CLIO

Pages 360
Topics American History;Politics, Law, and Government: History;1785 Mount Vernon Conference;1786 Annapolis Convention;1787 Constitutional Convention;Articles of Confederation;Bill of Rights;Great Compromise (Connecticut Compromise);New Jersey Plan;Ratification of the Constitution;Shays' Rebellion;Three-Fifths Compromise;U.S. Constitution

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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Reference Guide

Author(s): Leibiger, Stuart;
Contributors: Leibiger, Stuart;
Abstract:

This history of the 1787 Constitutional Convention uses a chronological narrative format to capture the complexity, messiness, and unfolding daily drama behind the writing of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the role of contingency in that process.


• Captures the drama, complexity, and contingency of the Constitutional Convention through chronological narrative

• Is accessible to readers in terms of length and writing style

• Finds its basis in trustworthy and citable primary sources

• Includes a background chapter on events leading up to the convention, as well as a concluding chapter that covers the ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

• Includes 15 primary source documents, 15 biographical sketches of convention delegates, a chronology, and a bibliographical essay

SortTitle: constitutional convention of 1787: a reference guide
Keyword(s): American History; Politics, Law, and Government: History; 1785 Mount Vernon Conference; 1786 Annapolis Convention; 1787 Constitutional Convention; Articles of Confederation; Bill of Rights; Great Compromise (Connecticut Compromise); New Jersey Plan; Ratification of the Constitution; Shays' Rebellion; Three-Fifths Compromise; U.S. Constitution
Author Info:
Stuart Leibigerauthor

Stuart Leibiger, PhD, is professor of history at La Salle University.

eISBN-13: 9781440862977
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440862960
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 360
Publication Date: 20190630
Series: Guides to Historic Events in America