The Origins of the American Constitution: A Documentary History

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1986-11-01
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Describes the evolution of the American Constitution by analyzing material from state constitutions, the Articles of Confederation, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, and the personal correspondence of Convention delegates

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Michael Kammen
Acknowledgments xxv
Chronology, 1786--1791 xxvii
Complete List of the Documents xxxi
A Note on the Texts xxxvii
The Documents
PART ONE Genesis of the U.S. Constitution, 1776--1787 1(50)
PART TWO Private Correspondence of the Founders, 1787--1788 51(72)
PART THREE Selected Federalist Papers, 1787--1788 123(128)
PART FOUR Selected Anti-Federalist Writings, 1787--1788 251(110)
PART FIVE Completing and Implementing the Constitution, 1788--1789 361(24)
Notes on Further Reading 385(6)
Suggestions for Special Projects 391(4)
Index 395

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