In May 1787, delegates gathered in Philadelphia to attend a convention. After more than three months of passionate debate, conflict, and compromise, the United States Constitution was passed, establishing a national government. But to become the law of the land, the Constitution had to be independently ratified by at least nine of the 13 states.
"Walter Cronkite and popular history: what more could one want? The famous newscaster's voice is as compelling as ever as he describes the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The [audio] has 'you-are-there' quality and 'can't-put-it-down' impact. Actors play the major characters - Madison, the Morrises, Adams, Washington and many others - while Cronkite narrates the action. The issues of the day come alive in a wonderfully scripted presentation. The listener is left with vivid memories of the topics and men." (AudioFile)
A 2.5 hour walk through the Constitutional Convention. Delightful. Reminds me of when network anchors presented the facts.
Audible does not have very much just on the Costitutional Convention, but this brief performance is an excellent source for anybody looking to learn more about our founding era. worth the $9, but if Dan Carlin covered this topic, it he'd give it 15 hours and ask for just a dollar. Still, worth it.