Publis, Did they consider a temporary constitution? One lasting long enough to pay off the war debts then to dissolve? I don’t remember ever reading it coming up.
What were the proposals short of this particular constitution? In know the Virginia plan, New Jersey plan, Connecticut compromise, etc. Were there others?
Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787, by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier
The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution, by David Stewart