Federalists and Antifederalists The Debate over the Ratification of the Constitution (Hardcover)
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|Through a selection of essential documents from 1787 and 1788, this book gives readers the flavor and immediacy of the great debate in all its political intensity. 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 still meaningful today.|
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An excellent resource for students and general readers, presenting documents by 18th-century American writers on the debate over ratification of the Constitution. Documents range from newspaper articles and pamphlets to private letters and speeches, and represent both Federalist and Antifederalist positions. Readings are arranged in sections on the Constitution and the nature of republican government, the House of Representatives, the Senate, the President, the judiciary, the Bill of Rights, and the debate over property, class, and government. Includes section introductions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Selected Contents: Part I. Introduction to the Central Issues: Context, ...
The New York volumes feature countless newspaper items and letters ...