The Constitution before the judgment seat :the prehistory and ratification of the American Constitution, 1787-1791.
- Jurgen Heideking
- University of Virginia Press, 2012
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Originally published in German in 1988, the late Jurgen Heideking's exhaustive study of the debates over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution compares the methods used to call state ratifying conventions and explores everything that made up the ratification debate, from town meetings and festive culture to private correspondence and print media.