Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution

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University Press of Kansas, 1985 - Law - 359 pages
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'A witty and energetic study of the ideas and passions of the Framers.' - New York Times Book Review'An important, comprehensive statement about the most fundamental period in American history. It deals authoritatively with topics no student of American can afford to ignore.' - Harvey Mansfield, author of the Spirit of Liberalism

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User Review  - ulfhjorr - LibraryThing

An excellent read, and an excellent look into the makings of the Constitution. McDonald looks into the ideologies of politics and economics of a wide range of members of the founding generation, as well as how they came together to write a practical compromise in the form of the Constitution. Read full review


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Forrest McDonald is Distinguished University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is the author of many books on American history including A Constitutional History of the United States, E Pluribus Unum, and Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution.

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