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The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the U.S. Constitution

Oct 27|11:00am - 12:30pm
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Professor Klarman’s recently published book, “The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution” (Oxford University Press, 2016), describes how the framers at the Philadelphia convention managed to write a Constitution that was far more nationalizing and democracy-constraining than most Americans anticipated or wanted. Professor Klarman also examines why the Philadelphia convention was so unrepresentative of national opinion and how the framers were able to convince ordinary Americans to approve a scheme that drastically reduced their political influence on the national government.

 

Featured Speakers:
Michael J. Klarman Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Harvard Law School