Ratifying the Constitution (Hardback)
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Ratifying the Constitution (Hardback)

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Hardback 418 Pages / Published: 30/05/1989
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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 process on a state-by-state basis, unraveling the labyrinthine complexity of ratification.

Publisher: University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700605668
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The particular strength of this book is in its state-by-state approach and in its close focus on the particular issues, personalities, and factional divisions in each state and the effect that these had on the ratification decision."--Journal of Politics

"This book demonstrates the value of a state-by-state methodology. Its best essays trace connections between a state's internal politics and its place in the confederation and its people's consideration of the proposed Constitution."--Journal of American History


"The reader will come away from this study with an understanding that the ratification of the Constitution was scarcely less miraculous than its drafting."--Forrest McDonald, author of Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution

"This ought to be seen as the eighth volume of Storing, one that completes the debate over ratification. A fine, important book, likely to be consulted by scholars for many years."--Wilson Carey McWilliams, author of The Idea of Fraternity in America

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