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The Constitution and the States

The Role of the Original Thirteen in Framing and Adoption of the Federal Constitution

Edited by Patrick T. Conley and John P. Kaminski - Contributions by Alan V. Briceland; Warren E. Burger; Christopher Collier; Jere Daniell; Paul Doutrich; John J. Fox; Harold Hancock; John P. Kaminski; Mary R. Murrin; Jerome J. Nadelhaft; Albert B. Saye; Paul J. Scudiere; Gregory Stiverson and Alan D. Watson

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. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 352Size: 6 x 9
978-0-945612-02-5 • Hardback • May 1988 • $54.00 • (£37.95) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
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