The Anti-Federalist: Writings by the Opponents of the Constitution

The Anti-Federalist: Writings by the Opponents of the Constitution

by Murray Dry
     
 

Herbert J. Storing's Complete Anti-Federalist, hailed as "a civic event of enduring importance" (Leonard W. Levy, New York Times Book Review), indisputably established the importance of the Anti-Federalists' writings for our understanding of the Constitution. As Storing wrote in his introduction, "If the foundation of the American polity was laid by

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Herbert J. Storing's Complete Anti-Federalist, hailed as "a civic event of enduring importance" (Leonard W. Levy, New York Times Book Review), indisputably established the importance of the Anti-Federalists' writings for our understanding of the Constitution. As Storing wrote in his introduction, "If the foundation of the American polity was laid by the Federalists, the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is in the dialogue, not merely in the Federalist victory, that the country's principles are to be discovered."

This one-volume edition presents the essence of the other side of that crucial dialogue. It can be read as a genuine counterpart to the Federalist Papers; as an original source companion to Storing's brilliant essay What the Anti-Federalists Were For (volume I of The Complete Anti-Federalist, available as a separate paperback); or as a guide to exploring the full range of Anti-Federalist writing. The Anti-Federalist makes a fundamental source of our political heritage accessible to everyone.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226775654
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
403,044
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Murray Dry
Introduction
Centinel, Letter I
Observations Leading to a Fair Examination of the System of Government Proposed by the Late Convention: Letters from The Federal Farmer, I-VII and XVI-XVII
Essays of Brutus
Pennsylvania
Introduction
The Address and Reasons of Dissent of the Minority of the Convention of Pennsylvania to Their Constituents
Massachusetts
Introduction
Letters of Agrippa, I-XI
Maryland
Introduction
A Farmer, Essay V
Virginia
Introduction
The Impartial Examiner, Essay I
Speeches of Patrick Henry in the Virginia State Ratifying Convention
New York
Introduction
Speeches by Melancton Smith
Bibliography
Index

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