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

Ellis, Joseph J. (Author).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780385353403 (cloth : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 0385353405 (cloth : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 9780804172486 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 080417248X (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: xx, 290 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "A Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-277) and index.
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 -- Final pieces -- Appendices.
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > 1783-1789.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Politicians > United States > Biography.
Confederation of states > United States > History > 18th century.
Federal government > United States > History > 18th century.
Constitutional history > United States.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
HISTORY / United States / General.
HISTORY / Revolutionary.
Genre: Biographies.
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