edited by Winton U. Solberg
introduction by Winton U. Solberg
University of Illinois Press, 1990
Paper: 978-0-252-06124-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01727-8
Library of Congress Classification KF4510.C66 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.73029

The American Constitution was hammered out in debates by the founding fathers at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention. This book contains James Madison's notes on the debates which provide a first-hand view of the drafting of the nation's fundamental charter. An introduction by Winton U. Solberg places the origins of the Constitution in the broader historical perspective of the development of political theory and constitutional practice in Western civilization. The book also links the formation of the Constitution, biographical sketches of each participant in the Philadelphia Convention, and population figures on which representation was to be based.

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