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Published by Northeastern University Press in Boston .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Constitutional history -- United States -- Sources.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1789 -- Sources.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Cecelia M. Kenyon ; with a new foreword by Gordon S. Wood.
ContributionsKenyon, Cecelia M.
LC ClassificationsJK155 .A58 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationcxxiii, 455 p. ;
Number of Pages455
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2864268M
ISBN 100930350758
LC Control Number84027240

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The Antifederalists book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this examination of the philosophical attitudes and politica /5. The Antifederalists and Federalists agreed on one thing: the future of the nation was at stake in the contest over the Constitution. George Mason The National Archives presents this biography of George Mason, one of the antifederalist leaders during the Constitutional Convention. He lobbied strongly for the creation of a separate "Bill of Rights.". The differences between the Federalists and the Antifederalists are vast and at times complex. Federalists’ beliefs could be better described as nationalist. The Federalists were instrumental in in shaping the new US Constitution, which strengthened the national government at the expense, according to the Antifederalists, of the states. The Antifederalists, as Herbert Storing has correctly suggested, criticized the Constitution and The Federalist criticized the Antifederalists. It makes sense, on the whole, however, to argue that the conversation took place at the founding at a thematic level rather than try to portray a conversation that took place at an individual specific.

For a quarter of a century between and , Americans intensely debated the nature of government and the need to protect individual liberties. The debate climaxed in the arguments over the ratification of the Constitution. Through a selection of essential documents from and , this new edition gives readers the flavor and immediacy of the great debate in all its fire, 1/5(1). What the Anti-Federalists Were For: The Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution - Kindle edition by Storing, Herbert J., Murray Dry. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading What the Anti-Federalists Were For: The Political Thought of the Opponents of the /5(22). The Anti-Federalists were a group of politicians in early U.S. history. They had concerns about the new constitution that was adopted in They believed it gave too much power to the central, or federal, government. Anti-Federalists feared the authority of a single national government. Antifederalists: Selected full-text books and articles. The Antifederalist Papers By Morton Borden Michigan State University Press, Read preview Overview. The Antifederalists: Critics of the Constitution, By Jackson Turner Main University of North Carolina Press, Read preview Overview. The.

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