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We have not a government : the Articles of Confederation and the road to the Constitution /

George William van Cleve.

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Author: Van Cleve, George
Published: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Topics: Constitutional history - United States - 18th century. | HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800) | POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. | United States. Articles of Confederation.
Regions: United States - Politics and government - 1775-1783. | United States - Politics and government - 1783-1789. | United States - History - 1783-1815. | United States.
Genres: History.
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The confederation's final years: a chronology -- Introduction -- The search for national identity -- War's aftermath -- America's postwar debts: public faith or anarchy? -- Republic and empire: the struggle over confederation taxes -- Protecting American commerce in an imperial world -- Western expansion strains -- "Astonishing" emigrations and western settlement conflicts -- The Spanish-treaty impasse and the union's collapse -- Internal divisions : state social conflicts -- Economic relief, social peace, and republican justice -- Shays's rebellion: the final battle of the American revolution? -- Confederation collapse and its consequences -- "The truth is, we have not a government" : confederation stalemate and the road to the Philadelphia convention -- Conclusion: the birth of the American empire.

Table of Contents for: We have not a government : the Articles