1049575
Book:The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / Joseph J. Ellis.:2015.:First edition. Book The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / Joseph J. Ellis.
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / Joseph J. Ellis.
Author: Ellis, Joseph J
Publication year: 2015.
Language: English
Call Number E303 .E43 2015
Media class: Book
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780385353403 0385353405 9780804172486 080417248X
Notes:
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Extent: xx, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Description:
"The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these men who shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement"--
Preface : Pluribus to Unum -- The Articles and the Vision -- The Financier and the Prodigy -- The Domain -- The Courting -- Madison's Moment -- The Great Debate -- Final pieces -- Appendices: Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union ; Constitution of the United States ; Bill of Rights.

Available at:

Loading...

Resources

Loading...

Other resources by the author/contributor

Similar resources

1047151
937456
Author: Flower, Milton Embick
1114617
919909
Author: Hendrick, Burton J 1870-1949.
1067081
Author: Hendrick, Burton J 1870-1949.
1067115
Author: Graham, John Remington 1940-
1073897

Language