Signing Their Rights Away


Author: Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese SKU: 5396 Category:


In this book, the authors profile the 39 men who met in the summer of 1787 and put their names to the U.S. Constitution. It chronicles a moment in American history when leaders knew how to compromise, setting aside personal gain for the greater good of the nation. These individuals were just as quirky and flawed as the elected U. S. officials today. Hugh Williamson believed in aliens. Robert Morris was sent to prison. Jonathan Dayton stole $18,000 from Congress, and Thomas Mifflin was ruined by alcohol. Yet somehow these imperfect men managed to craft the longest-functioning constitution in history. Complete with portraits of the signers as well as the full text of the Constitution.