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Excellent writer - compelling history. “Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788” gives explanation to Madison’s view that the Constitutional ‘intent’ of the... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Stoney
Very informative with the details of the states ratification processes. The debates in these processes gave more insight into the thoughts of the citizens of the time.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The reality of the ratification in an enjoyable read. Understand the reality of the term "Founding Fathers" as people with many and varied opinions and not the edifice... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Ackerman
An important book to read for all those interested in the history of the US, and especially of this period of our country. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DH
Excellent in depth reporting of the contests in the state conventions between the supporters and the opponents of the Constitution. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Frank A. Nicolai
The core of this book is nearly 500 pages, the unavoidable result of its breadth of coverage and great attention to detail. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dr. W
Always good to look behind the scenes and go beyond the flat textbook pagesPublished 9 months ago by David E Green