An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

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Courier Corporation, May 20, 2004 - History - 330 pages
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This famous study — one of the most influential in the area of American economic history — brought a halt to Americans' uncritical reverence for their country's revolutionary past. Questioning the Founding Fathers' motivations in drafting the Constitution, it viewed the results as a product of economic self-interest. Perhaps the most controversial books of its time.

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User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

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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