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Author Adams, William Howard.

Title Gouverneur Morris : an independent life / William Howard Adams
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Redeeming Mr. Morris""; ""PART I. BACKGROUND""; ""CHAPTER 1. The Pedigree""; ""CHAPTER 2. A Profession""; ""PART II. REVOLUTION""; ""CHAPTER 3. Things Fall Apart""; ""CHAPTER 4. “The Great Question of Independency�""; ""CHAPTER 5. Breaking the Fetters""; ""PART III. NATIONAL AFFAIRS""; ""CHAPTER 6. The Continental Congress, 1778-1779 ""; ""CHAPTER 7. Money Matters""; ""CHAPTER 8. The Convention""; ""PART IV. EUROPE""; ""CHAPTER 9. Paris,1789 ""; ""CHAPTER 10. Business as Usual""; ""CHAPTER 11. A Presidential Mission""
""CHAPTER 12. Minister to France""""PART V. SETTLING DOWN""; ""CHAPTER 13. The Long Journey Home""; ""CHAPTER 14. On Native Ground""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary Gouverneur Morris was one of the leading figures of the Constitutional Convention, putting the American Constitution in its final version, including its opening Preamble. This biography tells his robust story, including his celebrated love affairs during his long stay in Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-334) and index
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Subject Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816.
United States. Constitution -- Signers -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300127049 (electronic bk.)
9780300127041 (electronic bk.)