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Published: 12 May 2011

392 Pages | 34 halftones


ISBN: 9780199731992

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Clothed in Robes of Sovereignty

The Continental Congress and the People Out of Doors

Benjamin H. Irvin

  • Focuses on the material artifacts and ceremonies created by the Constitutional Congress to promote independence and celebrate the new nation.
  • Analyzes the relationship between political elites and crowds of workaday protestors known collectively as 'the people out of doors.'
  • Narrates the progress of the Revolution in Philadelphia, first capital of the United States, and the lived experiences of its inhabitants during the tumultuous war.