The Bill of Rights That Nobody Wanted

Ernsberger Jr., Richard
June 2015
American History;Jun2015, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p30
An interview with Baruch College emerita professor of history Carol Berkin is presented in which she discusses the proposal for a bill of rights protecting civil liberties during the 1787 Constitutional Convention. She discusses the proposal made by Antifederalist George Mason, the reconsideration of a bill of rights by Federalist James Madison, and puzzlement among Madison's Federalist cohorts over his interest in a bill of rights.


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