QUARTET, THE ORCHESTRATING THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1783-1789

By: ELLIS, JOSEPH

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In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis tells the unexpected story of America's second great founding and of the men most responsible--Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, John Jay, and James Madison: why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. These men, with the help of Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris, shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force the 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, created the new republic. Ellis gives us a dramatic portrait of one of the most crucial and misconstrued periods in American history: the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government.

The Quartet
unmasks a myth, and in its place presents an even more compelling truth--one that lies at the heart of understanding the creation of the United States of America.

Title: QUARTET, THE ORCHESTRATING THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1783-1789

Author Name: ELLIS, JOSEPH

Categories: U. S. History, Presidents & Civil War,

Publisher: VINTAGE:

ISBN Number: 080417248X

ISBN Number 13: 9780804172486

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 244877

Keywords: C2015 SOFTCOVER, GOOD+,