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Title The anti-Federalist : an abridgement, by Murray Dry, of the Complete anti-Federalist, edited, with commentary and notes, by Herbert J. Storing
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1985, 1981
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Descript viii, 374 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-364) and index
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
Preface / 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
Subject Constitutional history -- United States -- Sources
Political science -- United States -- History -- Sources
Constitutional law -- United States
Alt Author Dry, Murray
Storing, Herbert J., 1928-
Unif Title Complete anti-Federalist. Selections
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