Essays on the Making of the Constitution

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorLeonard W. Levy

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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 risingfinancial 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 principaldocument 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.

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This highly-acclaimed collection of essays, edited by eminent constitutional historian Leonard W. Levy, brings together a wide range of viewpoints on the roles, motivations, and aspirations of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution.

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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 risingfinancial and industrial capitalism? Was the ...

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This highly-acclaimed collection of essays, edited by eminent constitutional historian Leonard W. Levy, brings together a wide range of viewpoints on the roles, motivations, and aspirations of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution.

Leonard W. Levy is at Claremont Graduate School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195049020

ISBN - 13:9780195049022

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This highly-acclaimed collection of essays, edited by eminent constitutional historian Leonard W. Levy, brings together a wide range of viewpoints on the roles, motivations, and aspirations of the Founding Fathers of the Constitution.

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"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