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The Resource The men who made the Constitution : lives of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, John R. Vile

The men who made the Constitution : lives of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, John R. Vile

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The men who made the Constitution : lives of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Title
The men who made the Constitution
Title remainder
lives of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention
Statement of responsibility
John R. Vile
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few events in the history of the United States were of greater consequence than the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Although most histories have focused on the issues and compromises that dominated the debates, the exchanges were also shaped by the dynamic personalities of the fifty-five delegates who attended from twelve of the thirteen states. In The Men Who Made the Constitution, constitutional scholar John R. Vile explores the lives and contributions of all delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, including those who left before the Convention ended and those who stayed until the last day but refused to sign. Each biography records the delegate's birth, education, previous positions or public service roles, homes, family life, life after the Convention, death, and resting place. Drawing directly from Convention debates and a vast array of secondary sources, Vile covers the positions of each delegate at the Convention on both major and minor issues and describes his service on committees and afterward at state ratification conventions. The Men Who Made the Constitution includes a bibliography of key sources, engravings of delegates for whom portraits were created, a quiz on key facts, and a transcript of the Constitution of the United States. This work is the perfect reference for students and scholars, as well as professional and amateur historians, of colonial and early American history, constitutional law, and American jurisprudence. -- Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vile, John R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.5
LC item number
.V55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional conventions
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
Label
The men who made the Constitution : lives of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, John R. Vile
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841228094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 447 pages
Isbn
9780810888647
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013014081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022969231
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841228094
Label
The men who made the Constitution : lives of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, John R. Vile
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn841228094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 447 pages
Isbn
9780810888647
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013014081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022969231
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841228094

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