Table of contents for The summer of 1787 : the men who wrote the U.S. constitution / David O. Stewart.

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The Delegates

The United States in 1787

CHAPTER ONE It Started at Mount Vernon: March 1785

CHAPTER TWO Blood on the Snow: Winter 1787

CHAPTER THREE "A House on Fire": Spring 1787

CHAPTER FOUR Demigods and Coxcombs Assemble: May 1787

CHAPTER FIVE Virginia Leads: May 25-June 1

CHAPTER SIX Wilson's Bargain: May 31-June 10

CHAPTER SEVEN Three-Fifths of a Human Being: June 11

CHAPTER EIGHT Festina Lente: June 12-19

CHAPTER NINE To the Brink: June 21-July 10

CHAPTER TEN The Small States Win: July 11-17

CHAPTER ELEVEN The Touch of a Feather: July 9-14

CHAPTER TWELVE The Ipswich Miracle: July 13

CHAPTER THIRTEEN The Presidential Muddle: July 17-26

CHAPTER FOURTEEN Rutledge Hijacks the Constitution: July 27-August 6

CHAPTER FIFTEEN Back to Work: August 6

CHAPTER SIXTEEN The Curse of Heaven: August 8-29

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN David Brearley's Presidency: August 24-September 7

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN The Loyal Opposition: August 31

CHAPTER NINETEEN With All Its Faults: September 8-17

CHAPTER TWENTY Happiness, Perpetual and Otherwise: July 4, 1788


Appendix 1: The Elector System

Appendix 2: The Constitution of 1787


Further Reading



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States. -- Constitutional Convention -- (1787)
Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional conventions -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States. -- Constitution -- Signers -- Biography.