Federalists and Antifederalists: The Debate Over the Ratification of the Constitution

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John P. Kaminski, Richard Leffler
Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - Political Science - 228 pages
For a quarter of a century between 1763 and 1788, Americans intensely debated the nature of government and the need to protect individual liberties. The debate climaxed in the arguments over the ratification of the Constitution. Through a selection of essential documents from 1787 and 1788, this new edition gives readers the flavor and immediacy of the great debate in all its fire, brilliance, and political intensity. Organized by topic, this is a convenient reference and teaching tool. This updated edition contains an entirely new section on the debate over class structure, property rights, and the economy under the proposed Constitution-an ideal introduction to a debate meaningful today.
 

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John P. Kaminski is the director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written and spoken widely on the Constitution. He is a former president of The Association for Documentary Editing.
Richard Leffler is associate director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and associate editor of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution.

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