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Madison’s Hand

Revising the Constitutional Convention

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$25.00 • £21.95 • €22.95

ISBN 9780674979741

Publication Date: 08/21/2017

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384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones


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  • About Madison’s Notes
  • Introduction
  • I. Notes before the Constitutional Convention
    • 1. The Genre of Legislative Diaries
    • 2. The Practice of Working Notes
  • II. Learning to Keep a Conventional Diary
    • 3. The Success of the Opening Days
    • 4. Struggling with Speeches
  • III. Recording the Constitutional Convention
    • 5. An Account of Failed Strategies
    • 6. Acquiring a New Role
  • IV. Abandoning the Notes
    • 7. The Complexity of Drafting
    • 8. The Convention’s Changing Relevance
  • V. Completing the Notes
    • 9. Correcting and Revising the Notes
    • 10. The Influence of Mr. Jefferson
  • Conclusion
  • The Evidence
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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