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Ratification - The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Pauline Maier

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Description:

When the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia adjourned late in the summer of 1787, the delegates returned to their states to report on the new Constitution, which had to be ratified by specially elected conventions in at least nine states. Pauline Maier recounts the dramatic events of the ensuing debate in homes, taverns, and convention halls, drawing generously on the speeches and letters of founding fathers, both familiar and forgotten, on all sides. This is the first narrative history in decades of the ratification debate, with all its significance, and it draws on new scholarship about the ratification process. In Maier's skillful hands, this fascinating yet often overlooked episode in the nation's history comes to life as never before.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

23h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:36:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:04:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

57:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:13:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:19:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:22:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:20:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:24:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:56:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:47:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:19:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:11:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:32:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:04:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:34:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:38:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:23