An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

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Transaction Publishers, 1968 - Constitutional history - 330 pages
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This volume was first issued in 1913 during the tumult of dicscussion that accompanied the advent of the Progressive party, the split in Republican ranks and the conflict over the popular election of United States Senators, workmen's compensation and other social legislation.
 

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Fascinating deconstruction of the motivations of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. Beard carries his thesis that the US Constitution did not originate out of high-minded, disinterested ... Read full review

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This is a classic text but now seriously criticized, rightfully so, for its limited view that the Founders were more simply interested in their own financial advantage in the drafting of the ... Read full review

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Contents

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION IN THE UNITED STATES
2
A SURVEY OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS IN 1787
20
THE MOVEMENT FOR THE CONSTITUTION
53
PROPERTY SAFEGUARDS IN THE ELECTION OF DELEGATES
65
THE ECONOMIC INTERESTS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONVENTION
74
THE CONSTITUTION AS AN ECONOMIC DOCUMENT
153
THE POLITICAL DOCTRINES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONVENTION
190
THE PROCESS OF RATIFICATION
218
THE POPULAR VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION
240
THE ECONOMICS OF THE VOTE ON THE CONSTITUTION
254
THE ECONOMIC CONFLICT OVER RATIFICATION AS VIEWED BY CONTEMPORARIES
293
INDEX
328
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