In his foreword to this volume, Forrest McDonald points out that while the drafting of the Constitution has inspired a large body of historical writing, "that on the ratification of the instrument, though an event of equal importance and far greater drama, is relatively small." This volume fills that gap; it is, according to McDonald, "the most extensive treatment of the subject yet undertaken." A diverse group of historians and political theorists examine the interrelationship of the theoretical debate and the political ...

Ratifying the Constitution 1989, University Press of Kansas

ISBN-13: 9780700605668

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Ratifying the Constitution 1989, University Press of Kansas

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