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Books and Online Resources
Listed below are books, eBooks, and other online resources about the creation of the U.S. Constitution.
U.S. Constitution Subject Headings
These links will lead you to Physical and Digital Books about the Constitution
eBooks of Interest
The American YAWP (a digital U.S. History text sponsored by Stanford University Press)
Reference Books of Interest
The Oxford Handbook of the U. S. Constitution by
Call Number: REF KF 4548.5 .O973 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-31
A "comprehensive overview" of the Constitution, covering the history, structure and politics of the Constitution.
Library Database Resources
The databases listed in this Research Guide are available only to Truckee Meadows Community College students, faculty and staff. You will need your TMCC credentials (Username and Password) to access them off-campus.
- U.S. History in Context
- Search for the phrase Constitution and the Bill of Rights to get background, academic journal articles, primary sources, and audio/visual material related to the creation of the Constitution.
- The Overview of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights offers background and a summary of the Plans put forward during the Convention.
- EBSCO Articles
- Philadelphia Story - This article discusses the 1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention and how the "issue of congressional representation was worked out." It is in the MasterFILE collection.
- The Bill of Rights Nobody Wanted - A discussion of how the Bill of Rights came to be included in the Constitution. It is in the Academic Search Premier collection.
- JSTOR Articles