Ratification The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

ISBN-10: 0684868555

ISBN-13: 9780684868554

Edition: 2011

Authors: Pauline Maier

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 6/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Pauline Maier was born on April 27, 1938 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She received an undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Radcliffe College in 1960, studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science on a Fulbright scholarship, and received a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. She was a history professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for three decades. She wrote several books including From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776, The Old Revolutionaries: Political Lives in the Age of Samuel Adams, and American Sculpture: Making the Declaration of Independence. She won the George Washington Book Prize for Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788. She died of lung cancer on August 12, 2013 at the age of 75.

Introduction: Playing Games
prologue: The View from Mount Vernon
The Morning After
�Take This or Nothing�
A War of Printed Words
The National Debate Begins
The Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention
… with Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia
�We the People� of Connecticut and Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Ratifying Convention I
The �Conversation� Begins
The Massachusetts Convention II
�…with Cordiality�
A Rough Road to Richmond
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, and South Carolina
The Virginia Convention I
A Battle of Giants
The Virginia Convention II
Under the Eyes of Heaven
On to Poughkeepsie
The New York Convention I
A Failure of Oratory
The New York Convention II
In or Out?
Some Final Twists
The North Carolina Convention, a Meeting in Pennsylvania, and the Ratification Story Draws to an End
Epilogue: �Playing the After Game�
Amendments, Rights, and the Future of the Republic
Postscript: In Memoriam
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States
Maps: The United States, 1787-1788
Pennsylvania, 1787-1788
Massachusetts, 1788
Virginia, 1788
New York, 1788
North Carolina, 1788
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