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Published: 17 January 2013

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780199796298

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The Original Compromise

What the Constitution's Framers were Really Thinking

David Robertson

  • Draws from little-used sources to provide a much fuller account of the debates in the Constitutional Convention of 1787
  • In contrast to narrative accounts, the book's thematic organization provides readers with a richer understanding of the the Founders' actual thought processes as they debated the great issues of their day
  • Robertson's argument about the prevalence of horse-trading and naked interest group politics sheds light on a central issue of our own era: the pervasive sense that US governmental system is dysfunctional