The first encyclopedic treatment of the personalities, politics, and events involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution.
* 350 A-Z entries and dozens of sidebars including persons, events, compromises, committees, constitutional provisions, and even trivia
* Two separate chronologies-one for day-to-day events at the Convention and one covering key events in the years surrounding the Convention
* Primary source documents including copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments
* Extensive cross-references, a topical table of contents, bibliographical entries, a complete index, and maps
John R. Vile is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. He is the editor of ABC-CLIO's Great American Lawyers and Great American Judges, and author of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments.