Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787
Paperback – June 26, 2007
Draws on the latest research and scholarly thinking to reconstruct the personality and ideological clashes that marked the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention, and offers profiles of the fifty-five men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to create the document that would become the cornerstone of American democracy. Reprint.
Includes a complete copy of the Constitution.
Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available."--Library Journal
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About the Author
Christopher Collier is an author and historian. He attended Clark University and Columbia University, where he earned his PhD. He was the official Connecticut State Historian from 1984 to 2004 and is now professor of history emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He is the brother of James Lincoln Collier, with whom he has written a number of novels, most of which are based on historic events. His books have been nominated for several awards, including the Newbery Honor and the Pulitzer Prize.