Through a selection of essential documents from 1787 and 1788, this book gives readers the flavor and immediacy of the great debate in all its political intensity. This updated edition contains an entirely new section on the debate over class structure, property rights, and the ecomy under the proposed Constitution-an ideal introduction to a debate still meaningful today.
John P. Kaminski is the director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written and spoken widely on the Constitution. He is a former president of The Association for Documentary Editing. Richard Leffler is associate director of The Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and associate editor of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution.