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What the Anti-Federalists Were for: The Political Thought of the Opponents of the Constitution

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The Anti-Federalists, in Herbert J. Storing's view, are somewhat paradoxically entitled to be counted among the Founding Fathers and to share in the honor and study devoted to the founding. "If the foundations of the American polity was laid by the Federalists," he writes, "the Anti-Federalist reservations echo through American history; and it is in the dialogue, not merely in the Federalist victory, that the country's principles are to be discovered." It was largely through their efforts, he reminds us, that the Constitution was so quickly amended to include a bill of rights.

Storing here offers a brilliant introduction to the thought and principles of the Anti-Federalists as they were understood by themselves and by other men and women of their time. His comprehensive exposition restores to our understanding the Anti-Federalist share in the founding its effect on some of the enduring themes and tensions of American political life. The concern with big government and infringement of personal liberty one finds in the writings of these neglected Founders strikes a remarkably timely note.

Synopsis:

(Volume 1 of The Complete Anti-Federalist)

Table of Contents

Preface by Murray Dry

1. Introduction

2. Conservatives

3. The Small Republic

4. Union

5. The Federalist Reply

6. The Aristocratic Tendency of the Constitution

7. Complex Government

8. Bill of Rights

9. Conclusion

Works Frequently Cited

Notes

Appendix: Contents of The Complete Anti-Federalist

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226775746
Other:
Storing, Herbert J.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Storing, Herbert J.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Civil Procedure
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Constitutional history
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Political science -- United States -- History.
Subject:
EE.UU
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
511
Publication Date:
19810131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
9.30x6.13x.36 in. .44 lbs.

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