From Library Journal
The advent of the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution in 1987 calls for a new treatment of the Philadelphia Con vention, one which is written for the general public and informed by recent scholarship. Decision in Philadelphia is just such a book. It is the best popular history of the Constitutional Conven tion available. This clear and well-writ ten volume traces the major issues in volved, dismissing sectional, economic, or class interests as domi nant factors and concentrating instead on the "deeply rooted attitudes" and "emotions" of individual members. Modern readers will find the authors' comments on the Constitution particu larly interesting, casting many of the Founding Fathers in a new light. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Roy H. Tryon, Delaware State Archives, Dover
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From the Publisher
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