Madison’s Hand

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Harvard University Press, Oct 19, 2015 - History - 382 pages
No document depicts the Constitutional Convention’s charismatic figures, crushing disappointments, and miraculous triumphs with the force of Madison’s Notes. But how reliable is this account? Drawing on digital technologies and textual analysis, Mary Sarah Bilder reveals that Madison revised to a far greater extent than previously recognized.
 

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Contents

About Madisons Notes
The Genre of Legislative Diaries
The Practice of Working Notes
The Success of the Opening Days
Struggling with Speeches
An Account of Failed Strategies
Acquiring a New Role
The Complexity of Drafting
The Conventions Changing Relevance
Correcting and Revising the Notes
The Influence of Mr Jefferson
Conclusion
The Evidence
Acknowledgments
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