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Essays on the Making of the Constitution - Leonard W. Levy

Essays on the Making of the Constitution

By: Leonard W. Levy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th March 1987
ISBN: 9780195049022
Number Of Pages: 352

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Historians have engaged in a prolonged debate, that perhaps defies resolution, over the making of the Constitution. Were the framers enlightened, disinterested statesmen seeking to rescue a nation then drifting dangerously toward anarchy? Were they conspiratorial representatives of a rising financial and industrial capitalism? Was the Constitution primarily an economic or a political document? This collection of essays, by such renowned scholars as Charles Beard, Andrew C. McLaughlin, and John P. Roche, addresses the myriad questions that surround the creation of the principal document of the American governmental system. With a revised introduction and conclusion, the second edition is an indispensable and timely tool for courses in American government and constitutional history.

Industry Reviews

"Excellent collection of essays to introduce students to historiographic issues."--Alice Nash, Sarah Lawrence College "This anthology appears useful as a means of providing students with the historical context of the constitution's origins. Levy's essay is splendid." David Day, University of South Dakota "Excellent choice of reading material."--Sr. Lucille Robida, Notre Dame College "Very useful. I plan to adopt it for my seminar on constitutional history."--George L. Zeavas, Southwestern University "Excellent blending of essays."--Timothy H. Scully, University of Scranton "Invaluable."--Donald Barnes, Eastern Washington University "The addition of Levy's own essay on the Bill of Rights makes this solid standard an even more attractive work for those teaching U.S. Constitutional History."--James C. Durham, Wichita State University "An essential work. The best source available on the complex historiographic debate over the origins of the Constitution."--M. Bellesiles, University of California, Los Angeles

ISBN: 9780195049022
ISBN-10: 0195049020
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th March 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 13.79  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised