TITLE

The Bill of Rights That Nobody Wanted

AUTHOR(S)
Ernsberger Jr., Richard
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
American History;Jun2015, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
101581101

 

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