The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, Volume XVII, Commentaries on the Constitution, Public and Private: Volume 5, 1 April to 9 May 1788
By John P. Kaminski, Gaspare J. Saladino; Senior Associate Editor: Richard Leffler; Associate Editor: Charles H. Schoenleber
494 pages, 6 x 9"
"The most important editorial project in the nation." -Leonard W. Levy, constitutional historian
"Commentaries on the Constitution: Public and Private," a six volume set, is an integral but autonomous part of the 'Ratification' series. The documents in this volume present the day-by-day regional and national debates over the Constitution that took place in newspapers, magazines, broadsides, pamphlets, and private letters. This volume contains nearly 110 documents covering a six week period, April and May 1788, near the end of the struggle, but nonetheless demonstrating that debate remained rich and vigorous until the final moments.
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