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Author Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973.

Title Miracle at Philadelphia : the story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787 / by Catherine Drinker Bowen
Edition [First edition]
Published Boston : Little, Brown, [1966]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description xix, 346 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
Series Atlantic Monthly Press book
Atlantic Monthly Press book.
Contents The scene. Origins of the Convention -- The delegates and the State House. Washington and Madison -- In Convention. Randolph introduces the Virginia plan -- Federal versus national. The "two supremes." The city of Philadelphia -- The chief executive. Wilson of Philadelphia, Dickinson of Delaware. Dr. Franklin speaks his mind. June 1-6 -- "Life, liberty and property." The people at large. The method of electing congressmen. June 6-7 -- The congressional veto. Proportional representation. The delegates write home -- America divided. Sheman's Compromise. The Committee of the Whole makes its report. June 11-13 -- The New Jersey Plan. Alexander Hamilton makes his speech. June 15-19 -- The great debate. June 19-28 -- The tension mounts. Europe and America -- Journey through the American states The physical scene -- Journey through the American states, continued. The people -- The Western Territory, the land companies and the Northwest Ordinance. Manasseh Cutler -- The Great Compromise. A king for America. Ten-day adjournment. General Washington goes fishing -- Committee of Detail. The slavery compromise -- Foreigners in Congress. The "ten miles square." --Test oaths, Deism and tolerance. A standing army. Treason defined -- Who shall ratify? The people or the states? -- Drafting the Constitution. The Committee of Style and Arrangement takes hold. September 8-12 -- A bill of rights rejected -- The Constitution is signed -- The Constitution goes before the country -- Massachusetts. The people speak -- Virginia and New York. The Federal procession
Notes First published 1966
Bibliography Includes index
Subject United States (1787 : U.S). Constitutional Convention
United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
Constitutional conventions -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
United States -- History -- Confederation, 1783-1789.
LC no. 66020798
ISBN 0316103985 (paperback)
9780316103985 (paperback)
Other Titles Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787