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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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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Beard's 1913 history is a classic of historical revisionism. The author puts down his thesis that the context of the constitution is to be found in economic phenomena. It was a fad in all history at that time, and the book is now very dated. Read full review

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