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Kaminski, John P.

Overview
Works: 106 works in 352 publications in 1 language and 9,669 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Biography  Quotations  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: KF4502, 342.73029
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Most widely held works by John P Kaminski
The documentary history of the ratification of the constitution( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federalists and antifederalists : the debate over the ratification of the Constitution( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines six issues in the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787-1788, using documents by eighteenth-century writers, both antifederalists and federalists, to look at the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President, the Judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and the nature of republican government
The Constitution and the states : the role of the original thirteen in the framing and adoption of the Federal Constitution( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A necessary evil? : slavery and the debate over the Constitution by John P Kaminski( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the early decades of the nineteenth century, Americans wondered, if slavery had become a necessary evil - economically essential but morally reprehensible. A Necessary Evil? is divided into seven chapters: the first establishes the background forecord of in the new nation and sets the stage for the debate while the second chapter records the arguments over slavery from the Constitutional Convention. Chapters three, four, and five turn to the New England, Middle, and Southern states respectively and present the complete record of slavery and the ratification debate in these regions. The next chapter demonstrates the peculiar institution's newly sanctioned role in the young republic and how abolitionists sought to reverse this growing consensus. Finally, the last chapter looks at slavery from the perspective of three of the most influential Americans, Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, to show the complexity and inner turmoil that surrounded slavery
A Great and good man : George Washington in the eyes of his contemporaries( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Great and Good Man presents a lively collection of contemporary letters, poems, addresses and newspaper reports that demonstrate the remarkable esteem in which Washington was held. Washington would become, after his death, a true symbol of the American republic. This selection of materials, many reprinted for the first time since the eighteenth century, shows that in his life Washington had already become the Father of his country and was acclaimed for his sense of honor, his heroism, and his wisdom. The editors of <span styl
The Bill of Rights and the states : the colonial and revolutionary origins of American liberties by Patrick T Conley( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Clinton : yeoman politician of the new republic by John P Kaminski( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how Clinton, the leading Anti-Federalist in the country, allowed the New York State Convention to ratify the Constitution in pursuit of his ambition to become Washington's first vice-president
The Constitution before the judgment seat : the prehistory and ratification of the American Constitution, 1787-1791 by Jürgen Heideking( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First translation by Jerry Neeb-Crippen made from a text with "substantial deletions" by the author. Richard Leffler and the author revised the first three chapters of the translation; then Leffler and Kaminski finished the editing. (p. ix)
The great Virginia triumvirate : George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, & James Madison in the eyes of their contemporaries by John P Kaminski( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three remarkable Virginians stand out in their service to the new nation: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Kaminski presents a series of biographical portraits that brings these three men remarkably to life for the modern reader
The founders on the founders : word portraits from the American revolutionary era( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a series of revealing quotations, historian John P. Kaminski profiles thirty of the era's best-known individuals, including Benjamin Franklin, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry ("all tongue without either head or heart," according to Thomas Jefferson), as well as the early presidents and their first ladies. The discourse is unfailingly respectful, and yet this is no mutual admiration society. The subjects are not afraid to be sharp about one another, but this only makes their words of praise more convincing and poignant." "Beginning with an introductory essay that provides an overview of the relationships between the founders, the book then presents each individual, providing a biographical sketch and a chronologically arranged series of quotations, clarifying not only each person's place within the independence movement but the contours of their character. The authors strike us with their candor, their insight, and their eloquence as they make their subjects come alive for us. As this book reveals, greatness is not only a matter of responding to the times; the people themselves were remarkable."--Jacket
Citizen Jefferson : the wit and wisdom of an American sage by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quotable Abigail Adams by Abigail Adams( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, shared her penetrating and often humorous observations with correspondents ranging from friends and neighbors to family members to heads of state, offering lively opinions on human nature, politics, culture, and family life. Selected and arranged by topic, these quotations provide an entertaining introduction to the thought and character of America's founding mother. They are accompanied by a biographical introduction, source notes, chronology, and a comprehensive index
Jefferson in love : love letters between Thomas Jefferson & Maria Cosway by Thomas Jefferson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly widowed Thomas Jefferson set sail for Paris. As America's new minister to France he was expected to deal with the politicians and intrigue at the court of King Louis XVI, but he was not prepared for the likes of Maria Cosway. Enchantingly beautiful, sophisticated, and talented, this Italian-born woman captured the handsome Virginian's heart. Maria was his equal in many ways - she was an accomplished portrait and landscape painter, a harpist, singer, and composer. Their romance - lasting more than three years - is recorded in these private billets-doux between the shy American minister and his precocious bonne femme. Presented here in an accessible edition by Jefferson-scholar John P. Kaminski are over forty romantic letters between Thomas and Maria. What they say about the innermost Jefferson as he pours out his heart in the midst of pre-Revolutionary France is remarkably revealing
Creating the constitution : a history in documents( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Paine : Thomas Paine's thoughts on man, government, society, and religion by Thomas Paine( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Documentary history of the ratification of the Constitution by John P Kaminski( Book )

98 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third of five volumes documenting New York State's public and private debates about the Constitution and the calling of New York's ratifying convention; featuring newspaper items and letters, New York ratification chronologies, lists of New York officeholders, biographies of major figures, and many other documents and editors' notes
Paper politics : the northern state loan-offices during the Confederation, 1783-1790 by John P Kaminski( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Hamilton : from obscurity to greatness( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1755 on a small Caribbean island to unmarried parents, Alexander Hamilton did not enjoy the privileges of wealth or heredity by which so many of his contemporaries advanced to the highest levels of power. Yet Hamilton's natural ability and ambition earned him prevailing influence in the American Revolution and the government created thereafter, eventually securing his place in the pantheon of America's founders. Editor John P. Kaminski has gathered a remarkable collection of quotations by and about Alexander Hamilton that paint for us a nuanced portrait of a complex man. Through his own words and the words of his contemporaries -- including the man who killed him in a duel, Aaron Burr -- we can gain a better understanding of this fascinating man who rose from anonymity on a small Caribbean island to the corridors of power."--Amazon.com website
Ratification of the Constitution by the States : Virginia( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington : a man of action by George Washington( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kaminski, John P. 1945-

Kaminski, John P. (John Paul), 1945-

Kaminski, John Paul

Kaminski, John Paul 1945-

Languages
English (195)

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Federalists and antifederalists : the debate over the ratification of the ConstitutionThe Constitution and the states : the role of the original thirteen in the framing and adoption of the Federal ConstitutionA necessary evil? : slavery and the debate over the ConstitutionA Great and good man : George Washington in the eyes of his contemporariesThe Bill of Rights and the states : the colonial and revolutionary origins of American libertiesGeorge Clinton : yeoman politician of the new republicThe great Virginia triumvirate : George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, & James Madison in the eyes of their contemporariesThe founders on the founders : word portraits from the American revolutionary era