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The Constitution before the judgment seat : the prehistory and ratification of the American Constitution, 1787-1791

Verfassung vor dem Richterstuhl. English
Author / Creator
Heideking, Jürgen, 1947-
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Creator
Jürgen Heideking ; edited by John P. Kaminski and Richard Leffler
Format
Books
Publication
  • Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012
Physical Details
  • xxviii, 552 pages ; 25 cm
ISBNs
9780813931746, 0813931746
OCLC
ocn708648736

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [519]-525) and index.
  • Originally published in German as Die Verfassung vor dem Richterstuhl in 1988.

  • Ratification chronology, 1786-1791 -- Introduction : the historical significance of the debate over the American Constitution -- Historical background -- Public discourses and private correspondence -- The debate over basic principles -- Party formation and convention elections -- State ratifying conventions -- Republican festive culture -- The creation of the Bill of Rights -- Conclusion : Constitution-making as a political and cultural process : America's debate over the Constitution and the French Revolution
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