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The Resource A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; [foreword by Warren E. Burger], (electronic resource)

A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; [foreword by Warren E. Burger], (electronic resource)

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A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights
Title
A child of fortune
Title remainder
a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights
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Jeffrey St. John ; [foreword by Warren E. Burger]
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Language
eng
Summary
With his simulated day-by-day reportage, prize-winning journalist-historian Jeffrey St. John makes you an eyewitness to the 1787-1788 political battle to ratify the U.S. Constitution. And what a battle it was! Listeners will discover how the Federalists sought to stampede the states into early ratification with violence and rigged elections; how close some Anti-Federalists came to opposing the new Constitution with armed force; how the Bill of Rights was born as the price Federalists had to pay to save the new Constitution from certain defeat. Described here is Massachusetts Governor John Hancock's secret deal to deliver his state in return for support of his candidacy for the presidency, the Constitution's sanction of slavery and the delegate revolts it produced, Patrick Henry's challenge to a pistol duel at the Virginia convention, and how the soft-voiced James Madison defeated America's greatest orator
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libretto or text
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TEFOD
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St. John, Jeffrey
Dewey number
342.73/029
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
KF4541.Z9
LC item number
S7 2006eab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jeff Riggenbach
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Riggenbach, Jeff
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  • United States
  • Constitutional history
Target audience
general
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A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; [foreword by Warren E. Burger], (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:33:51
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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ocm75427672
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electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9780786150717
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(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)75427672
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 151817 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A child of fortune : a correspondent's report on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the battle for a Bill of Rights, Jeffrey St. John ; [foreword by Warren E. Burger], (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:33:51
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocm75427672
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786150717
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)75427672
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 151817 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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