Andrew's Reviews > The Debate on the Constitution : Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification : Part One, September 1787-February 1788

The Debate on the Constitution  by Bernard Bailyn
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Oct 30, 10

it was amazing
Read in February, 2010

Bailyn, an author and editor whose works I read often, discusses the debates on the ratification of the United States Constitution in this text. While most of the work is not his (it is composed of primary sources), everything put together in this volume serves as a perspective of what was actually happening at the debate which was pivotal to America.

As a writer, I learned from Bailyn that sometimes it is more important to connect relatable ideas and information than write a narrative contrived to be interrelated. While he does preface the documents, the overall structure is for any individual that wants to see what the framers of the Constitution were thinking at the time of its ratification.
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