The Resource E pluribus unum: : the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790

E pluribus unum: : the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790

Label
E pluribus unum: : the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790
Title
E pluribus unum:
Title remainder
the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Having won independence from England, America faced a new question: Would this be politically one nation, or would it not? E Pluribus Unum is a spirited look at how that question came to be answered. That the American people introduced a governmental system adequate to check the very forces unleashed by the Revolution?this, writes Professor McDonald, "was the miracle of the age. . . . The French, the Russians, the Italians, the Germans, all the planet's peoples in their turn, would become so unrestrained as to lose contact with sanity. The Americans might have suffered a similar history had they followed the lead of those who, in 1787 and 1788, spoke in the name . . . of popular 'rights.' But there were giants on the earth in those days, and they spoke in the name of the nation. . . ."
  • In 1776 "E Pluribus Unum" was suggested as the motto of the United States by Franklin, Adams and Jefferson. It is an extraordinarily apt title for this history of the foundation of the U.S. government. When independence was declared, some sort of government had to be devised to carry on the war and establish the new nation which was hoped to emerge from that struggle. In E Pluribus Unum Mr. McDonald gives us the most thorough, penetrating and lively account yet written of the critical years between 1776 and 1790 when at last a government with the ability to survive was secured. It was a time of confusion, of conflict, of the pull of personal interests against the common weal. Finally, it was a time which brought face to face the two perennially conflicting views of man -- as innately good and as inherently inclined to evil
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E210
LC item number
.M14 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
E pluribus unum: : the formation of the American Republic, 1776-1790
Publication
Note
Forrest McDonald is Professor of History at the University of Alabama
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-310) and index
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  • ACADEMIC
Contents
From one, many -- Completion of the Revolution: the middle states -- Completion of the Revolution: the south -- Completion of the Revolution: the eastern states -- The critical period of American history -- The Philadelphia Convention -- The Constitution -- From the many, one
Control code
ocm00224321
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd printing.
Extent
xv, 326 pages
Lccn
65011322
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u313979
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o00224321
  • %76L1.13.00338

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