The Proposed Constitution Should Be Ratified
Reference Sources:U.S. History in Context (Includes primary sources, journal articles, and news articles as well as reference articles)
Annals of American History (Includes primary sources)
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution Ref 342.73 E
The Founder's Constitution Ref 342.73 F
Books in the Collection:
Bryn Mawr Library Catalog-Search tip- Try looking for books about specific people who were involved in the ratification debates.
The other founders : Anti-Federalism and the dissenting tradition in America, 1788-1828
[ Book ] 320.473 C Cornell, Saul.
The failure of the founding fathers : Jefferson, Marshall, and the rise of presidential democracy
[ Book ] 320.973 A Ackerman, Bruce A.
The federalist : a collection of essays
[ Book ] 340 F by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison ; interpreting the Constitution of the United States as agreed upon by the Federal convention, Sept
The Federalist : a commentary of the Constitution of the United States ; from the original text of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison.
[ Book ] 340 F
The Federalist : a commentary on the Constitution of the United States : being a collection of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and
[ Book ] 340 F with an introduction by Edward Gaylord Bourne.
The Federalist; a commentary on the Constitution of the United States, being a collection of essays written in support of the Constitution agreed upon
[ Book ] 340 F from the original text of Alexander Hamilton, John Jay [and] James Madison, with an introduction by Edward Mead Earle.
The Debate on the Constitution.
[ Book ] 342.73 D
The Federalists : a study in administrative history
[ Book ] 353 W White, Leonard Dupee, 1891-1958.
The Federalist era, 1789-1801
[ Book ] 973.4 M Miller, John Chester, 1907-
The rise of American democracy : Jefferson to Lincoln
[ Book ] 973.5 W Wilentz, Sean.
American State Papers -- Federalist -- J. S. Mill
[ Book ] Ref 082 G v.43 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., with the editorial advice of the faculties of the University of Chicago ; Robert Maynard Hutchins, editor in chief. Published 1987
Journal articles: To locate more magazine and journal articles search JSTOR. RPCS and Gilman students go through your schools to access JSTOR from home. Remember to use the "advanced search" feature to narrow your search!
Forrest McDonald The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Spring, 1963), pp. 206-214
John H. Aldrich, Ruth W. Grant The Journal of Politics, Vol. 55, No. 2 (May, 1993), pp. 295-326
Steven R. Boyd, Publius, Vol. 9, No. 2, Republicanism, Representation, and Consent: Views of the Founding Era (Spring, 1979), pp. 123-137
Michael P. Riccards Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter, 1977), pp. 37-46
The Constitutional Convention debates and the Anti-Federalist Papers (recommended by Dr. Yeager for primary sources)
Teaching American History.org (recommended by Dr. Yeager for primary sources)
The Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
James Madison earned the sobriquet "Father of the Constitution" for his role in crafting the document adopted in 1787. This site from the Constitution Society provides an annotated version of Madison's journal, which is a more complete documenting of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia than the official record. The editor notes corrections or changes to the transcribed text.
The Debate Over the Constitution: Federalists vs. Antifederalists By ...John E. Semonche, Professor of US History at UNC