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A brilliant solution: inventing the American Constitution

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Historian Carol Berkin's A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution is a rich narrative portrait of post-revolutionary America and the men who shaped its political future.
"Just as the Constitution was a brilliant solution to the problems of the 1780s, Carol Berkin's book is a brilliant account of the making of that constitution. Written with great verve and clarity, it nicely captures all the contingency and unpredictability in the framing of the Constitution."—Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gordon S. Wood
Though the American Revolution is widely recognized as our nation's founding story, the years immediately following the war — when our government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis — were in fact the most crucial in establishing the country's independence. The group of men who traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 had no idea what kind of history their meeting would make. But all their ideas, arguments, and compromises — from the creation of the Constitution itself, article by article, to the insistence that it remain a living, evolving document — laid the foundation for a government that has surpassed the founders' greatest hopes.
Revisiting all the original historical documents of the period and drawing from her deep knowledge of eighteenth-century politics, Carol Berkin opens up the hearts and minds of America's founders, revealing the issues they faced, the times they lived in, and their humble expectations of success.
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Revisiting all the original historical documents of the period and drawing from her deep knowledge of eighteenth-century politics, Carol Berkin opens up the hearts and minds of America's founders, revealing the issues they faced, the times they lived in, and their humble expectations of success.
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subject_facetConstitutional history -- United States
Electronic books
Statesmen -- United States -- History -- 18th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789
United States. -- Constitution -- Signers
United States. -- Constitutional Convention -- (1787)
title_displayA brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution
title_fullA Brilliant Solution Inventing the American Constitution
A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution / Carol Berkin
A brilliant solution : inventing the American Constitution [electronic resource] / Carol Berkin
title_shortA brilliant solution
title_subinventing the American Constitution
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History
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Politics and government
Signers
Statesmen