An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States
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An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

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In this new printing of a major classic in American historiography, Louis Filler provides a sense of the person behind the book, the background that enabled Beard to move well beyond the shibboleths of the second decade of the twentieth century. While the controversies over Beard's book have quieted, the issues which it raised have hardly abated. Indeed, one can say that just about every major work in the politics and economics of the American nation must contend with Beard's classic work. Beard's work rests on an examination of primary documents: land and slave owners, geographic distribution of money, ownership of public securities, the specific condition of those who were disenfranchised as well as those who were in charge of the nascent American economy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 135.1 x 209.8 x 25.9mm | 462.81g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • The Free Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0029024803
  • 9780029024805
  • 1,154,864

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-One hundred years after it first appeared, Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution still commands our attention as a classic of historical scholarship -- not because every view Beard put forward has stood the test of time but because the questions he raised about the intersections of economic and political power are just as relevant today as when he wrote.---Professor Eric Foner, Columbia University Department of Historyshow more

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