The Reluctant Pillar: New York and the Adoption of the Federal Constitution

The Reluctant Pillar: New York and the Adoption of the Federal Constitution

By: Stephen L. Schechter (editor)Paperback

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These essays place in historical and political context the story of New York's long struggle towards ratification.

About Author

Stephen L. Schechter is Executive Director, New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. He is on leave from Russell Sage College where he is Professor of Political Science and History. He is the editor of various publications, including Teaching About American Federal Democracy and Local History in the Classroom.


Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Theory Chapter 3 The U.S. Constitution and the American Tradition of Constitution-Making Chapter 4 The Ends of Federalism Part 5 History Chapter 6 The Constitution of the United States: The End of the Revolution Chapter 7 New York: The Reluctant Pillar Part 8 Materials Chapter 9 A Guide to Sources for Studying the Ratification of the Constitution by New York State Chapter 10 Fiction-Another Source Part 11 People and Place Chapter 12 A Biographical Gazetteer of New York Federalists and Antifederalists Chapter 13 A Preliminary Inventory of the Homes of New York Federalists and the Antifederalists Chapter 14 A Guide to Historic Sites of the Ratification Debate in New York Part 15 Chronologies Chapter 16 A Chronology of Constitutional Events during the American Revolutionary Era, 1774-1792 Chapter 17 A Chronology of New York Events, 1777-1788 Chapter 18 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780930309008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780930309008
  • weight: 345
  • ISBN10: 0930309006

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