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Publisher Description

We know--and love--the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But our first government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the meeting that would make history. But all the ideas, arguments, and compromises led to a great thing: a constitution and a government were born that have surpassed the founders'
greatest hopes.
Revisiting all the original documents and using her deep knowledge of eighteenth-century history and politics, Carol Berkin takes a fresh look at the men who framed the Constitution, the issues they faced, and the times they lived in. Berkin transports the reader into the hearts and minds of the founders, exposing their fears and their limited expectations
of success.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2003
October 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
987.8
KB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

mralandy ,

Pleasantly Surprised.

Reading this for my Constitutional History class. This is a neat human-interest take on a familiar narrative. Worth a read.

Cottonchecker ,

A Brilliant Solution

This should be required reading for high school history. Absolutely wonderful!

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