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Author Labunski, Richard E.
Title James Madison and the struggle for the Bill of Rights / Richard Labunski.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Author Labunski, Richard E.
Series Pivotal moments in American history.
Pivotal moments in American history.
Subject Madison, James, 1751-1836.
United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments -- History.
Civil rights -- United States -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 336 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-318) and index.
Contents The Philadelphia Convention -- The reluctant candidate -- The road to Richmond -- The Virginia Ratifying Convention -- The ratification vote -- The anti-federalists fight back -- The election -- Madison introduces the Bill of Rights -- Congress proposes the Bill of Rights -- Ratification of the Bill of Rights.
Note Print version record.
Summary Today we hold the Constitution in such high regard that we can hardly imagine how hotly contested was its adoption. In fact, many of the thirteen states saw fierce debate over the document, and ratification was by no means certain. Virginia, the largest and most influential state, approved the Constitution by the barest of margins, and only after an epic political battle between James Madison and Patrick Henry. Now Richard Labunski offers a dramatic account of a time when the entire American experiment hung in the balance, only to be saved by the most unlikely of heroes--the diminutive and exc.
ISBN 9781441627421 (electronic bk.)
1441627421 (electronic bk.)
0195181050 (alk. paper)
9780195181050 (alk. paper)
9780198040019 (electronic bk.)
0198040016 (electronic bk.)
1282270729
9781282270725
OCLC # 144618743
Additional Format Print version: Labunski, Richard E. James Madison and the struggle for the Bill of Rights. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006 9780195181050 (DLC) 2006005347 (OCoLC)64390399.


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