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The original compromise : what the Constitution's framers were really thinking, David Brian Robertson

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The original compromise : what the Constitution's framers were really thinking
Title
The original compromise
Title remainder
what the Constitution's framers were really thinking
Statement of responsibility
David Brian Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The eighty-five famous essays by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay--known collectively as the Federalist Papers--compose the lens through which we typically view the ideas the U.S. Constitution. But we are wrong to do so, writes David Robertson, if we really want to know what the Founders were thinking. In this provocative new account of the framing of the Constitution, Roberston observes that the Federalist Papers represented only one side in a fierce argument that was settled by compromise--in fact, multiple compromises. Drawing on numerous primary sources, Robertson unravels the highly political dynamics that shaped the document. Brilliantly argued and deeply researched, this book will change the way we think of "original intent." With a bracing willingness to challenge old pieties, Robertson rescues the political realities that created the government we know today. -- Provided by publsiher, inside flaps
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Robertson, David Brian
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.U5
LC item number
R54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Political science
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The original compromise : what the Constitution's framers were really thinking, David Brian Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congressional independence
  • Selecting the president
  • Presidential independence and isolation
  • The courts and a bill of rights
  • Federalism
  • Slavery
  • Economic authority
  • National security and foreign policy
  • The end game
  • A republic, if you can keep it
  • Introduction
  • The setting
  • The remedy
  • Controlling Republican politics : the main challenge
  • Broad nationalism : the politics of the Virginia Plan
  • Narrow nationalism : the Virginia Plan's opponents
  • Selecting U.S. representatives
  • Selecting U.S. senators
Control code
ocn785511238
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199796298
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012017136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)785511238
Label
The original compromise : what the Constitution's framers were really thinking, David Brian Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congressional independence
  • Selecting the president
  • Presidential independence and isolation
  • The courts and a bill of rights
  • Federalism
  • Slavery
  • Economic authority
  • National security and foreign policy
  • The end game
  • A republic, if you can keep it
  • Introduction
  • The setting
  • The remedy
  • Controlling Republican politics : the main challenge
  • Broad nationalism : the politics of the Virginia Plan
  • Narrow nationalism : the Virginia Plan's opponents
  • Selecting U.S. representatives
  • Selecting U.S. senators
Control code
ocn785511238
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780199796298
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012017136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)785511238

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