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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Summer of 1787--the Men Who Invented the Constitution

Just finished the above book-a very easy read-essentially in narrative form
following Madison's notes of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of
But interesting none-the-less. Gives really remarkable insight into the true
nature of the comprises necessary to make it happen.
Next up-Slavery & Politics in the Early American Republic; a distasteful but
necessary study. In fact, it is actually impossible to do an even cursory
study of the founding of the republic and not deal with the issue, or as the
author of the above mentioned book put it-"the elephant in the room." (Tom

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