The Resource The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Joseph J. Ellis

The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Joseph J. Ellis

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The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Title
The quartet
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orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
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Joseph J. Ellis
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eng
Summary
"The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these men who shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement"--
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers shares historical insights into America's post-Revolution efforts for independence, citing key debates over the creations of the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights
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contains biographical information
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10414773
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BTCTA
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Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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Random House large print
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  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Confederation of states
  • Federal government
  • Constitutional history
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • United States
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adult
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orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
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The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Joseph J. Ellis
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ocn887847113
Dimensions
24 cm.
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Large print edition.
Extent
xxv, 428 pages (large print)
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large print
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9780804194655
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Large print
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(OCoLC)887847113
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The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn887847113
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
xxv, 428 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194655
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Physical substance
Large print
System control number
(OCoLC)887847113

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