Edited by Kaminski, Saladino, Leffler, and Schoenleber
"The most important editorial project in the nation." -Leonard W. Levy, constitutional historian
"Commentaries on the Constitution: Public and Private," a six volume set, is an integral but autonomous part of the 'Ratification' series. The documents in this volume present the day-by-day regional and national debates over the Constitution that took place in newspapers, magazines, broadsides, pamphlets, and private letters. This volume contains nearly 110 documents covering a six week period, April and May 1788, near the end of the struggle, but nonetheless demonstrating that debate remained rich and vigorous until the final moments.