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

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

Label
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Title
The quartet
Title remainder
orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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"--
Summary
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
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414773
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
E303
LC item number
.E43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Confederation of states
  • Federal government
  • Constitutional history
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • HISTORY / Revolutionary
  • Confederation of states
  • Constitutional history
  • Federal government
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
Label
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789, by Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface : Pluribus to Unum -- The Articles and the Vision -- The Financier and the Prodigy -- The Domain -- The Courting -- Madison's Moment -- The Great Debate -- Unfinished Business -- Appendices
Control code
ocn903811420
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385353403
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014034503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903811420
Label
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789, by Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Preface : Pluribus to Unum -- The Articles and the Vision -- The Financier and the Prodigy -- The Domain -- The Courting -- Madison's Moment -- The Great Debate -- Unfinished Business -- Appendices
Control code
ocn903811420
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385353403
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014034503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)903811420

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