The quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

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subject_facetConfederation of states -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Constitutional history -- United States
Federal government -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Politicians -- United States -- Biography
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789
title_displayThe quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789
title_fullThe Quartet Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
The quartet : orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789 / by Joseph J. Ellis
title_shortThe quartet
title_subOrchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789
topic_facetConfederation of states
Constitutional history
Federal government
History
Nonfiction
Politicians
Politics and government
Statesmen