Tag Archives: Constitutional Convention of 1787

New Book: Madison’s Hand

James Madison’s Notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention are considered the best authority on the creation of the U.S. Constitution. But how reliable is this account? The new book Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder reveals … Continue reading

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2015 UGA Charter Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and former University of Georgia School of Law faculty member, Edward J. Larson is delivering the 2015 UGA Charter Lecture on Thursday, April 23 at 11:00am in the University Chapel. The lecture, entitled “George Washington and America’s … Continue reading

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New Book: George Washington!

Edward J. Larson’s new book The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 uncovers Washington’s vital role in shaping the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Jefferson, Madison, and the other Founding Fathers realized that only Washington could unite the fractious states. The book … Continue reading

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Happy Constitution Day!

The Law Library provides access to The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution Digital Edition. This landmark work in historical and legal scholarship draws upon thousands of sources to trace the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen … Continue reading

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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17 is the 226th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by the Constitutional Convention. Want to know more about the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic? Go to Congress.gov and take a look at the Constitution … Continue reading

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New Book: We the People!

University of Georgia Department of History Distinguished Research Professor Peter C. Hoffer has recently written a new book For Ourselves and Our Posterity: the Preamble to the Federal Constitution in American History focusing on the work of the five men … Continue reading

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