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The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789 (PDF or Kindle ePUB) by Joseph J. Ellis

Summary The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789

The prizewinning author of  Founding Brothers  and   American Sphinx  now gives us the unexpected story brilliantly told of why the thirteen colonies having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power would decide to subordinate themselves anewThe triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would re. ME contemplates retail therapy of buying The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789 for only 299 on my KindleME uit hyperventilating it ll still be there when you have moneyME clicks through to Ammy before the waffling is even over Your Cost 073 after book creditsME stares suspiciously at goddessesME okay what horror do I have to endure to earn this

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Joseph J. Ellis

The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789

Linuish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy  The uartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible some familiar such as George Washington Alexander Hamilton John Jay and James Madison and some less so such as Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris It was these men who shaped the contours. This might in reality be worth a third star but it s getting so many five star reviews that I had to downrate itEllis is writing primarily pablum when he s not outrightly wrongAnd he is outrightly wrong on a couple of major issues right at the startFirst while Charles Beard and his progressive historian followers may have overstated the importance of class issues whether in the American Revolution or the Constitutional Revolution even they weren t all wrong contra Ellis claims Indeed there s been a resurgence in a moderated version of Beard s thesisRelated to that Ellis presents a false dichotomy that the Constitutional Revolution can either be about confederationists vs nationalists OR democrats vs aristocrats but not both And if there s a totally wrong it s that false dichotomySecond Ellis gets the issue of slavery all wrongFirst of all at the Constitutional Convention nobody was arguing for abolition in fact nobody was even arguing for immediate cessation of slave importation The only argument was if slaves counted as people for census purposes while not counting for people otherwise or not THAT WAS ITSecondly Ellis ignores several new books that point out how deeply slavery was already a half decade before the cotton gin engrained in the American economyGerald Horne s The Counter Revolution of 1776 is a great starting pointThirdly he ignores that people like one of his uartet Hamilton and another founding father Franklin were both actually involved with abolition effortsThe third main issue as other reviewers note is to essentially dismiss the whole mindset behind Lincoln s fourscore and seven years at Gettysburg rather than noting that that was a deliberate stake in the ground an assertion that contra Ellis the United States did begin in 1776Ellis IMO goes further downhill with each new book with this one he accelerates his rate of decline

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Of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions and finally drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settleme. George Washington aghast at the failure of Congress to properly feed and fund his ill euipped army during the fight with the British lamented We have become a many headed monster a heterogeneous mass that never will nor can steer to the same point Loosely affiliated under the Articles of Confederation the 13 states each pursued their own agendasPulitzer winning historian Joseph J Ellis tells the story how this heterogeneous mass was made to steer to the same point Ellis reveals how four men George Washington John Jay Alexander Hamilton and James Madison conceived and promoted a new political framework built on the Constitution Ellis shows how during the years 1783 to 1789 these four men called for the constitutional convention set the agenda orchestrated the debates and drafted the Bill of RightsSome historians have viewed the Constitution as a betrayal of the American Revolution Ellis however reminds us that democracy was viewed skeptically in the 18th century he prefers to see the effects of the uartet as a uite brilliant rescue of revolutionary principlesThe book is well written and researched Ellis has a way of taking a lot of information and turning it into easy readable prose This is a book to keep in your reference library I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible Robertson Dean narrated the book


10 thoughts on “The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789

  1. says:

    Disclaimer If Joseph Ellis wrote about the mating habits of sea sponges in exhaustive and nauseating detail I’d probably read it And give it at least 4 stars When he’s writing about the Revolutionary War? I generally need a change of undergarments Ellis is freaking amazingI have a rather significant fascinati

  2. says:

    ME contemplates retail therapy of buying The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789 for only 299 on my KindleME uit hyperventilating it'll still be there when you have moneyME clicks through to Ammy before the waffling is even over Your Cost 073 after book creditsME stares suspiciously at goddessesME okay what horror do I have to endure to earn this?

  3. says:

    Winning independence from Great Britain was only step one and probably less significant than the creation of our system of government The war had brought the colonies to a common cause but afterwards the debt was huge I w

  4. says:

    Joseph Ellis' new book The uartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution 1783 1789 examines the United States' movement from independence to nationhood following the Revolutionary War Ellis retired as Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College has written many works about early American

  5. says:

    This might in reality be worth a third star but it's getting so many five star reviews that I had to downrate itEllis is writing primarily pablum when he's not outrightly wrongAnd he is outrightly wrong on a couple of major issues right at the startFirst while Charles Beard and his progressive historian followers may have overstated the importance of class issues whether in the American Revolution or the Const

  6. says:

    A fascinating work on the origins of the American Constitution Ellis who has authored other excellent historical analyses contends th

  7. says:

    George Washington aghast at the failure of Congress to properly feed and fund his ill euipped army during the fi

  8. says:

    The Constitution was intended less to resolve arguments than to make argument itself the solution For judicial devotees of originalism or orig

  9. says:

    Yes This is my 10th Revolutionary period book I've read since the new year yeah I get on a kick sometimes and I've been enjoying it all The part I have found most fascinating through it all is the actual creation of the government The sitting down bashing it and each other out and trying to create this never before seen government yes there

  10. says:

    In this interesting and readable book Joseph Ellis has made a valuable contribution to the explication of a period in United States history that is often overlooked and relatively poorly understood The period in uestion is the 1780’s that time between the acceptance of the Articles of Confederation and the final approval of the US Constitution a time when the lack of effectiveness of the former was increasingly apparent and dangers to the