The Emergence of One American Nation
In The Emergence of One American Nation, Fraser explores the difficulties that the founding generation confronted in molding the United States into one nation. At the heart of that endeavor was the effort to frame and ratify a new Constitution for the country, one to replace the failed Articles of Confederation. The author not only explains the American leaders' process of constitution making, but places it clearly in the context of the separation from Great Britain, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, and fighting the Revolutionary War.
Donald J. Fraser has spent a lifetime working in a variety of capacities in government. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration. He currently teaches history through UC Davis extension.