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The Articles of Confederation
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“An admirable analysis. It presents, in succinct form, the results of a generation of study of this chapter of our history and summarizes fairly the conclusions of that study.”—Henry Steele Commager, New York Times Book Review

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-7
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  1. Author’s Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Prefaces
  2. pp. xi-29
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  1. THE REVOLUTIONARY BACKGROUND
  2. pp. 1-31
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  1. I The Problem of Interpretation
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. II The Internal Revolution
  2. pp. 16-53
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  1. III Independence and Internal Revolution, 1774–1776
  2. pp. 54-104
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  1. THE WRITING AND RATIFICATION OF THE ARTICLES
  2. pp. 105-135
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  1. IV The Problem of Union
  2. pp. 107-125
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  1. V The Dickinson Draft of the Confederation
  2. pp. 126-139
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  1. VI The Solution of the Major Issues
  2. pp. 140-160
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  1. VII The Problem of Sovereignty
  2. pp. 161-176
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  1. VIII The Completion of the Articles
  2. pp. 177-184
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  1. IX Early Reaction and Ratification
  2. pp. 185-197
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  1. X Virginia and the Western Problem, 1778–1770
  2. pp. 198-210
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  1. XI Congress and the Western Problem: Land Speculation and the Spanish Alliance
  2. pp. 211-224
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  1. XII The Completion of the Confederation
  2. pp. 225-238
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  1. XIII Conclusions
  2. pp. 239-246
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  1. APPENDIX
  2. pp. 247-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-284
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 314-314
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