The Constitution and the States: The Role of the Original Thirteen in Framing and Adoption of the Federal Constitution
By: John P. Kaminski (editor), Patrick T. Conley (editor)Hardback
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In thirteen essays-one on each state-noted historians provide a fascinating picture of the political process by which competing interests and ideas formed the Constitution.
Patrick T. Conley is professor of history at Providence College and has authored many books on the Constitution and Rhode Island history including Democracy in Decline, Rhode Island's Constitutional Development, 1776-1841. John P. Kaminski is the director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written and spoken widely on early American history and the Constitution. He is a former president of The Association for Documentary Editing.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Chronology: Ratification of the Constitution Part 5 The Constitution and the States Chapter 6 Introduction: "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union": The United States, 1774-1791 Chapter 7 Delaware: Delaware Becomes the First State Chapter 8 Pennsylvania: From Revolution to Constitution: Pennsylvania's Path to Federalism Chapter 9 New Jersey: New Jersey and the Two Constitutions Chapter 10 Georgia: Georgia: Security through Union Chapter 11 Connecticut: Sovereignty Finessed: Roger Sherman, Oliver Ellsworth, and the Ratification of the Constitution in Connecticut Chapter 12 Massachusetts: Massachusetts and the Creation of the Federal Union, 1775-1791 Chapter 13 Maryland: Necessity, the Mother of Union: Maryland and the Constitution, 1785-1789 Chapter 14 South Carolina: South Carolina: A Conservative Revolution Chapter 15 New Hampshire: Ideology and Hardball: Ratification of the Federal Constitution in New Hampshire Chapter 16 Virginia: Virginia: The Cement of the Union Chapter 17 New York: Adjusting to Circumstances: New York's Relationship with Federal Government, 1776-1788 Chapter 18 North Carolina: States' Rights and Agrarianism Ascendant Chapter 19 Rhode Island: First in War, Last in Peace: Rhode Island and the Constitution, 1786-1790 Chapter 20 Bibliography: Posterity Views the Founding: General Published Works Pertaining to the Creation of the Constitution; A Bibliographic Essay Chapter 21 Index Chapter 22 Notes on Contributors
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