James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights

eBook - 2006
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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.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9781282270725
1282270729
9780198040019
0198040016
9780195181050
0195181050
9781441627421
1441627421
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 336 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits

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