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Both books are very readable with "Ratification" written in a more scholarly style.
I would recommend this book for the curious and those interested in american history, state's rights or the Constitution.
Pauline Maier has written a wonderful narrative history of the constitutional ratification struggles of 1787-1788.
Pauline Maier's Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (2010) is the short version of the 21 volumes of the 26 volume Documentary History of the Ratification... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Brien Hallett
Well reasearched and well written. This is the authoritative book on ratification. It isn't exactly an easy read, but just what I needed.Published 2 months ago by Todd
My headline might be a bit over broad, but not by much. It's surprising how little has been written on this topic. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter
Excellent book, very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed reading. Tells a different story about the ratification process for the Constitution than you are taught.Published 7 months ago by JohnnyDollar74
Author combines excellent research with the ability to tell an interesting, compelling story of this overlooked period of our history.Published 11 months ago by Mr. John O'Connor
Unlike many contemporary historians (I am looking at you, Ron Chernow), Professor Maier refrains from presenting personal conjecture as historical fact. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Brian T. Cumings